Unit 4 Notes Outline
Unit 4 “The Great War”
Complete the Unit 4 Notes Guide as you review the material throughout Unit 4.
Lesson 4.01 “The War to End All Wars”
What are the characters doing? Trying to protect each other
How is this significant to the causes of WWI? These are the countries in the war.
“The War to End All Wars”
The Road to War
I. MAIN Causes of World War I
-building up a nation’s armed forces in preparation for war. Endless planning
makes war more likely.
-complicated system of alliances developed in late 19th century
-scramble for colonies sharpened rivalries
-acting in your own National interest while going against the interest of
II. The Conflict Begins
Archduke Fren Ferdinard
Sarajevo (Bosnia) June 28, 1914
Austria-Hungary declared war on
(Serbia’s protector) ready troops for war
Aug. 1 Germany
(Austria-Hungary’s chief ally) declares war on Russia.
France (Russia’s ally) mobilizes.
Germany went through Belgium to get to France which brought Great Britain (Belgium’s
protector) into the war under the Schieffen Plan
III. Fighting between Powers
Powers – Germany, Austria-Hungary, (Ottoman Empire)
Powers – Russia, France, Serbia, Great Britain, (Italy and U.S. later)
Neither side gains the advantage
No Man's Land
- area between the muddy, rat-infested trenches