World War I topics


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An introduction to World War I


The major players
Germany
Great Britain
France
Russia
Austria-Hungary
United States
Ottoman Empire
Serbia

Causes of war
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Nationalism
Imperialism
Militarism
Alliances
The Balkans
Assassination in Sarajevo
The July crisis

War erupts
Schlieffen Plan
Western Front
The Eastern Front
The Gallipoli campaign
The Italian front
A true world war

Waging war
Trench warfare
The weapons of war
Chemical weapons
War at sea and in the air
Total war
Opposition to the war
War poets

Towards an end
The Russian Revolution
America enters the war
The German surrender
The Treaty of Versailles
A new Europe
The human cost



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