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Bentley 34-35 Bentley 34 The chapter begins as countries in Europe and around the world are striving for economic progress and power. National rivalries began between Germany and Britain with the naval race, and disagreements among Europe’s colonies (mostly between Britain and Germany and Germany and France). As tensions arose, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple Alliance. In response, Britain, France, and Russia formed the Allies. (Japan entered the war later on side of the Allies after Germany refused to give Japan Jiaozhou and withdraw from Pacific waters.) An assassination in Serbia started the conflict on June 14, 1914, and then the Allies and Triple Alliance declared war on each other. Italy later dropped the Triple Alliance and later entered the war again with the Allies. The use of new weapons played a large role in the war, such as mustard gas and machine guns. Tanks and airplanes were also used for the first time. The war was fought between trenches, and so brutal they called it “bloodletting”. The war was affected by entire societies and fought by entire societies. Women (and sometimes children) went into the workplace. Some women liked going into work because of the change in ideas
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course HISTORY 262 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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