Recent Event Highlights: Second Battle of the Ypres, First Battle of the Ypres, and 11 more...
Created by cash01 on Oct 21, 2010
Last updated: 10/29/10 at 05:44 PM
German U-boats and other warships were perched to attack against allied convoys. Germany's goal was to cut off supply from the trading ships who were protected under Britain, Canada, and U.S.
Alvin York wanted to exempt conscientious objectors( a person that believed in "Thou shall not kill" He believed that it was morally acceptable to fight..He went on a rant with a killing of 25 Germans and captured 132 prisoners
League of Nations was an organization that maintained world peace. The purpose of this group was to ensure war wouldn't break out again.
The inflenza virus was passed around killing 30 million in its path. The only way to prevent catching the virus was to quarantine. Many mines, telephone services and factories shut down.
President Wislon pledged 14 points that would keep us out of war and spread peace. The first 5 were about prevention of war. The next eight were about self- determination. The fourteenth point calls for a League of Nations.
German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann sent a coded message to the presdient of Mexico asking for alliance. In return Germany would grant Mexico: New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas from U.S holding. Britain turned over this message to U.S
Britain took advantage of their military strength by blocking the transporation of food, raw materials, and weapons to German ports. Germany was starving because of the blockade. Germany bought on a counterattack.
The Bristish and France had aggression towards German allies. Due to the German occupancy of land. French, Britain, Italy, and Russia all agreed to put offensive towards central powers.
Faulkenhayn wrote to the Kisar about his belief that attacking Western Front would defeat France making Britian join with Germany. Germany put up forts around Verdun to to keep Verdun away from French. French won with victory.
German exploits chlorine gas at the French territory and Canadians. With Many soilders unprotected thousands upon thousands died. This second battle marked a first for using posinous gas.
The Lusitania was an ocean liner that was torpedoed by a German U-boat. The Lustiania sank in eighteen minutes off the coast of Ireland. Killing 1,198 people which changed opinion of Germany. U.S enters World War 1.
The battle of the Ypres was about controlling the seas. The setting of this battle took place in Ypres in western Beligum. Britain wanted to guard English channel ports and supply lines. France wanted to stop Germany from expanding over the allied front from the north.
With the annexation of Bosina and Herzegovina provinces it created termoil in the west provinces. Serbian people were outraged! Serbian group "Black Hand" assasinated Ferdinand on a trip to Sarajevo.
Ferdinand was heir to the Austro- Hungarian empire. He was assasinated which was the jump start of the world war. While Ferdinand was in the throne he assembled a triple monarchy. People were unhappy with the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This lead to the assasination of Ferdinand.
The Triple Entente consisted of : Britain, France,Russia The Triple alliances consited of : Gerrmany, Austria-Hungary, Italy. Alliances provided international securty but with the interuption of balance of power. It began a major conflict