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BC: Blurb | World War I is known as one of the biggest wars that the world has ever dealt with. World War I involved many countries. But, how the war started was very significant. The war was so big because of all of the allies that each country had. If allies weren't created at this time yet, Then it would of never been such a big war like it was. World War I has highly affected the world of today. This is because many countries learned that with the help of Allies, you are more likely to win the world. This is why almost every country has Allies. The beginning of the war was like no other!

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1: Table Of Contents | How it started ----------------pg.2-3 Major Causes -----------------pg. 4-7 Journal-------------------------pg. 8-9 Trench Warfare-------------pg. 10-11 Pictures/Illustrations------pg. 12-13 | -

2: How it started | World War I all started with the treaty alliance system. But the huge spark happen when a Serbian terrorist shot an Austria-Hungarian prince in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1914. So the Austrian-Hungarians took over Bosnia where their prince was killed. They thought that this was a great way to get back at the Serbians. But one major problem was that Serbia could get groups from Southeastern Europe and could attack the Hungarian part of the empire which made them hesitate. But they didn't and declared war on Serbia on July 28,1914.This then irritated the Russians. This was because in Bosnia there were Balkans, which was Russia's influence. The Russians reacted first and and got thier troops ready.Then Germany,an ally of Austrian-Hungarians, declared war on Russia and it's ally France on August 1,1914. Then, as Germany

3: invaded Belgium, Great Britain got involved. Britain then declared war on Germany on August 4,1914.Eventually, Japan, Serbia, Portugal, Romania, Italy, and China joined the war as allies of Britain, France, and Russia. Then a British boat was sunk by a German submarine. 128 Americans died and many Americans pressured the U.S Government to join the war. Later, The U.S joined the war but this was just the beginning.

4: Major causes Militarism means that the army and military forces are given a high profile by the government. The armies of both France and Germany had more than doubled between 1870 and 1914 and there was a fierce competition between Britain and Germany for mastery of the seas. The British had introduced the 'Dreadnought', an effective battleship, in 1906. The Germans soon followed suit introducing their own battleships. The German, Von Schrieffer also drew up a plan of action that involved attacking France through Belgium if Russia made an attack on Germany. An Alliance is an agreement made between two or more countries to give each other help if it is needed. When an alliance is signed, those countries become known as Allies. A lot of alliances had been formed by countries between the years 1879 and 1914. These were important because they meant that some countries had no option but to declare war if one of their allies does. The alliance between Austria- Hungary and Germany came to be known as the central powers. Bulgaria and the ottoman empire later sided with the central powers, and France, Russia and Britain were known as the allied powers. Italy joined them in 1915.

5: In 1878 The Dual Alliance was established, Germany and Austria-Hungary made an alliance to protect themselves from Russia. In 1881 the Austria-Serbian Alliance was established, Austria-Hungary made an alliance with Serbia to stop Russia gaining control of Serbia. In 1882 The Triple Alliance was established, Germany and Austria- Hungary made an alliance with Italy to stop Italy from taking sides with Russia. In 1894 The Franco-Russian Alliance was established, Russia formed an alliance with France to protect herself against Germany and Austria-Hungary. In 1904 The Entente Cordiale was established, This was an agreement, but not a formal alliance, between France and Britain. In 1907 The Anglo-Russian Entente was established, This was an agreement between Britain and Russia.In 1907 The Triple Entente was established, This was made between Russia, France and Britain to counter the increasing threat from Germany.In 1914 The Triple Entente (no separate peace) was established, Britain, Russia and France agreed not to sign for peace separately.

6: Imperialism is when a country takes over new land, or countries and make them work for them. By 19th century the empire extended over five continents and France had control of large areas of Africa, with the rise of industrialism countries needed new markets.The amount of land areas owned by Britain and France increased the rivalry with Germany who was trying to acquire colonies, they only had small areas of Africa. Nationalism means being a strong supporter of the rights and interests of one’s country. The congress of Vienna, which was held after napoleon’s exile to Elba , concentrated on sorting the problems in Europe. Delegates from Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia , quote the winning allies, decided upon a new Europe that left both Germany and Italy as divided states.

7: Strong nationalist elements led to the re-unification of Italy in 1871. The settlement at the end of the Franco Prussian war left France angry at the loss of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany and keen to regain their lost territory. Large areas of both Austria-Hungary and Serbia were home to divers nationalist groups, all of who wanted freedom from the states in which they lived.

8: Journal As a child I never had a great life. I also never had a chance to ever experience anything that actually was fun. It was a very hard time for me and my family. As you may have noticed I did not have the best childhood and it did not get any better for me anyway. So it turns out that I ended up being recruited and going to war, World War I. You may have heard how I had to go to war. When this happened I was completely terrified of what could happen to me. All people said were “oh man up you’re an eighteen year old man.” Although I didn’t feel like if I was eighteen years old, I felt like a 9 year old kid. Every night I just kept on wishing that this was all a dream. However I would always wake up again and notice that it’s not. While in war everything was like a whole new world. Nobody cared what happened to you and it seemed like if everyone there wasn’t able to

9: experience life as a kid. But for the most part I was still okay, until I was suddenly attacked. I was confused before it happened. Everyone started running without a reason. After I finally realized what was the problem it was too late. It was that part of our enemies had sneaked behind us after we defeated the enemies in front of us, the other part was right behind our backs. So, I and another four partners from my crew did not make it through. After thinking I wasn’t going to survive the team returned with more and that was our opportunity to escape. I was hurt for a while and I was able to return back on duty. After all this that has happened I now understand why some people are glad that they were or are in the war. I am now a survivor, a warrior, and a veteran. This is my story and I am proud that I was able to serve my country during the World War I.

10: There was many types of techniques and team work involved in war. One type of technique they started using was the trench warfare. Trench warfare is when they dug a deep hole and the soldiers would go in and defend their position. For example, when the Germans and French fought in the war the French won because they used the Trench warfare strategy and didn't go so far deep. The reason why they (soldiers) used the trench warfare as a technique was because it could save their lives and it could also help them win the war. When a group of soldiers made a trench it became known as the no man's land. I am almost 100 percent sure that if you go into the no man's land you are probably going to be died by the enemy's fire. The modern technology made a machine gun that could shoot 400 to 600 bullets per minute. | Trench Warfare

11: If the soldiers didn't have a gas mask, it would affect their lungs which caused slow painful deaths. After the bullets were shoot at scarps and it would fall on other soldiers which spread out some type of poisonous.

12: Pictures/Illustrations | Soldiers preparing themselves for war by gathering all of their materials and leaving them on their home area in order to have what they need while war is going on. | During war, soldiers protecting themselves in order to have a better chance of surviving. One of these materials are their helmets.

13: The soldiers in this image are showing an example of protection. While in this type of protection they are able to avoid from being shot and even just to avoid being seen. What I mean is that if the team does not see them the enemies might not be expecting them, or they could even go another direction for not noticing them.

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