World War I
What were the 14 points? who created them?
created by Wilson
freedom of seas
reduction of arms
end of secret treaties
self determination for new nations
Which event triggered the start of WWI?
German invasion of Belgium
Explain poistion taken by the US with regard to WWI at its onset
wanted to remain neutral, just got out of great depression don't want to go to war
Define imperialism and nationalism and state their roles in WWI
imperialism- ruling another country politically or economically
Germany and Italy wanted overseas territories like France/Britain
nationalism- devotion and pride in your country
Nationalism made some nations opposed to and angered by imperialism
What role did alliances play in the war?
made war harder to end, people felt a new sense of power and security with others by their side
list the results of the Treaty of Versailles
germany assume full blame
reparations $30 billion
lost French territories, German land, overseas
uneasiness in Europe
Who were the central powers?
who were the allies?
France, Britain, Russia
describe the effects of monestary compensation
already struggling germany sent into a deeper depression trying to pay reparations
outcomes of treaty of versailles
italy was mad because they didn't get land promised to them in a secret treaty with Allies
Japan was mad because no one recognized their claims in china
china was mad because they had to honor german claims
russia was infuriated by the reestablishment of Poland
Name reasons the US sided with the allies during WWI
unrestricted submarine warfare
what term describes agreement between parties to stop fighting?
what factor decided the outcome of WWI?
US joining and boosting allies' morale
World War I