History revision for WW1

History revision I made on the topics for the test around WW1, including:

Reasons for ww1, shliffen plan, trenches and attacking them, battle of the Somme, tanks, us joining the war, operation Michael, nazi soviet pact, Dunkirk, battle of Britain, Barbarossa, Normandy landings, camps, atomic bombs, key battles, naval warfare, Jutland, treaty of Versailles, Ww2, blitzkrieg, war in pacific

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Reasons for ww1, shliffen plan, trenches and
attacking them, battle of the Somme, tanks, us
joining the war, operation Michael, nazi soviet
pact, Dunkirk, battle of Britain, Barbarossa,
Normandy landings, camps, atomic bombs, key
battles, naval warfare, Jutland, treaty of Versailles,
Ww2, blitzkrieg, war in pacific
Reasons for WW1

Alliance…

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Problems in the Balkans
Balkan region was dominated by Austro-Hungarian Empire
Empire controlled by German-speaking Emperor, Franz Josef, in Vienna
Contained different nationalities :
o Czechs
o Slovaks
o Slovenians
o Ruthenians
o Germans
o Serbians
o Croations
o Hungarians
o Poles
Some of these Nationalities wanted independence
Most troublesome…

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Trench Tactics
Attacking a Trench
(1) Preparation
Bombardment
First loosen the barbed wire
Then attack trenches
It was a primary preparation of attack
Lasted a week
Problems
Used in battle of the Somme, a third of shells didn't go off so barbed wire didn't
untangle but tangled more
Harder to…

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Mining
Started at night so couldn't be seen
Night men sat by barrels of water, if rippled they knew digging was taking place
Sometimes each side met in the middle
Took a long time, in which things could change
Big bombs created a massive crater which meant attacking soldiers were…

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120 US died
US outraged, president Wilson made threat, stop otherwise we'll join war
Germans stopped
Feb 1917 started again trying to end war quickly
c) Zimmermann Telegram

2) Russian Withdrawal from WW1
Why did Russia leave the war in 1917?
a) Russian Revolution
b) Military Failure
Operation Michael
Tanks…

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