Adam CutronaJan 26, 2018Period 3Outline #1 (World War I)Introduction: World War I started in 1914, after Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, the war later ended in 1918.
During this war, Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria, Austria-Hungary, and Germany fought against the United States, Great Britain, Russia, France, Romania, Italy, and Japan. Thanks to recently invented military technologies and the nightmare of trench warfare, World War I saw new levels of destruction and massacre. When the fight was eventually over and the Allies lay claim on victory, more than 16 million people had died.What were the major causes of the WWI? Militarism, Nationalism, and Imperialism were all big factors in why World War I started.I. Militarism A. The race of arms began. B.
Germany and Great Britain both grew their military services. C. The more a nation built their own armed service, the more the other countries believe that they had to do the same.II. Nationalism A. The nation would have to be the best at everything.
B. An extreme form of loyalty to one’s own nation caused intense competitions with other nations.C. Nationalism created an intense competition and rivalry between european powers.III. ImperialismA. Imperialism allowed for both a reason and a context for World War I.B.
The Allies were colonizing a lot of Asia and Africa to provide their economic system with unprocessed materials for their manufacturing. C. The inclination for territorial increase and assets provided fierce nationalist rivalry between the great powers. What role did technology play in fighting the war? Technological advancements during WWI made warfare easier and more efficient to kill the enemy.I. Machine Guns A.
Machine guns could throw a large amount of ammunition in a minute.B. Specialized machine gun corps were introduced and optimized these technologies to have firearms with the maximum power possible.II. FlamethrowersA. Created by the German Army, B. The flamethrower (or Flammenwerfer) could shoot fire up to 20 – 30 feet long.
III. TanksA. The tank was meant to be able to cover rough terrain due to trench warfare.B. Later tanks rendered trench warfare obsolete. IV. U-boatsA. U-boats and Submarines altered the battle because it was easier to hit enemies from under the water.
B. As a result of this, Germany sank British ships.V. War PlanesA. Enabled soldiers to drop explosives and hit the targets on the battlefield. B.
It made the use of mobile ground troops as scouts unnecessary.What were the results of the war?The loss of the Centralized Powers under the leadership of Germany, the fall of four Empires Turkish, Russian, Austrian, and German, WWI also lead the way for the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, Russia left the War by agreeing to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk by which Russia had to follow the terms given by Germany, democratic central governments were started in different the nations of Europe, and the trade-union started in different nations at a large level and the labor has become very conscious about their rights.