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Unformatted text preview: History 2 Western Civ 2 World War I The first “total war” Unprecedented bloodbath, unheard of casualties 1.7m Russian, 1.4m French 900k Brits 116k Americans Involved tanks, airplanes, gasses, machine guns La Belle Epoch- The beautiful time before WWI filled with chivalry and decent warfare Ezra Pound- writing after the war about his generation that lost millions of men Archduke Francis Ferdinand Next in line to take the throne of Austria/Hungary Assassinated by a Serbian national June 28, 1914 Resulted in a war declaration on Serbia followed by a ton of alliance members jumping on each other The Black Hand- Serbian Nationals that were ready to assassinate archduke Ferdinand Gavrilo Princep- killed Ferdinand by shooting him, got 15 years, died of TB while in jail Triple Entente/Alliance- England, France, Russia The Rape of Belgium - Germany decided to get to France they would drive their troops through Belgium The people fought back and were absolutely destroyed Britain warned if they did go through Belgium that they would declare war and come to the aid of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 002 taught by Professor Davidmcdaniel during the Spring '08 term at Marquette.
- Spring '08
- World War I