All Quiet On The Western Front

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SUMMER ASSIGNMENT #1 Terms for “All Quiet on the Western Front” 1. Three causes of World War 1, are as follows. a. The assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist is probably the most immediate cause of World War 1. When Ferdinand was assassinated, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, who had an alliance with Russia. When Russia began to mobilize its troops to protect Serbia from Austria-Hungary, Germany, (who was allied with Austria-Hungary) declared war on Russia. In turn, France, allied with Russia, joined the war against Germany. When Germany attacked France through Belgium, it drew Britain, allied with France and Belgium, into the war against Germany. After a while, other countries…show more content…
c. Imperialism also played a role as a cause for WW1. In the late 1800s, less and less land that could be colonized existed. This sparked a scramble for the land left in Africa. Britain and France had the largest empires, with Britain having a presence on 5 continents and France present in 4. Germany was not very quick to acquire colonies, and only had small holdings in Africa. This angered the British and French, and so increased nationalism and hostility towards Germany. Territory and imperialism can be considered a reason for World War 1. 2. Below is a list of various death tolls of different countries fighting in WW1. a. Germany’s death toll was about 1.7 million people killed (actual number may vary, depending on if you account for the number of people who went missing or were taken as prisoners). Their total number of casualties, including people wounded and missing, was 7.1 million people. b. France’s death toll was 1.3 million people killed. Their total number of casualties was 6.1 million deaths. c. Russia’s death toll was 1.7 million people. Their total number of casualties was 9.1 million deaths. 3. There were many new weapons first used in WW1. a. The Roth-Steyr M07 is known to be the first self-loading pistol that was used by a major military power. b. The Mauser T-Gewehr was an anti-tank rifle, the first of its kind, created by Germany late in the war to combat against British and French tanks. c. You could probably consider early
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