Why did WW1 end?

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  • Why did WW1 end?
    • Factor 1
      • The Americans join the war
        • They didn't want to join the war
          • but May 1917 a German u-boat stuck an American liner
            • 1198 people died, 128 were American
              • America was furious
                • but May 1917 a German u-boat stuck an American liner
                  • 1198 people died, 128 were American
                    • America was furious
                      • also carring war goods
                      • America declared war on Germany April 6 1919
                  • also carring war goods
                • America declared war on Germany April 6 1919
          • The Germans told Mexico if they cam on Germany's side they would help Mexico get lan back in Arizona, Nevada and Mexico
      • Factor 2
        • The Tank
          • first used by General Haig in Battle of the Somme
            • unreliable, over heated, only 10 miles can hour
          • by 1918 they were developed and a major wepon
            • tore huge holes in enemy lines and gained 10km a day
      • Factor 3
        • The German People
          • they were becoming demoralised
            • and fed up of years of killing
              • starving
                • they were becoming demoralised
                  • and fed up of years of killing
                    • starving
                      • humiliated
                        • 1,750,000 German troops had died
                  • humiliated
                    • 1,750,000 German troops had died
                • Marched through streets and demanded their leaders end the war
                • German sailors refused to fight
            • Factor 4
              • The German army doesn't break through
                • The German army (lead by General Ludendorff) planned one last great push
                  • March 1918
                • only gained 60km
                  • Couldn't reach Paris
            • Factor 5
              • The blockade
                • 1915 the British imposed a blockade on Germany's northern points (coastline)
                • By 1918 the blockade was biting hard!
                  • 1915 the British imposed a blockade on Germany's northern points (coastline)
                  • I/4 of a million Germans starved in 1917 and more in 1918
                • Strikes and demos in northern cities

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