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World War One Page
Triple Alliance
Entente Powers and Allies
The three main causes of WWI:
1. _______________________
2. _______________________
3. _______________________
The Western Front:
World War I was a war fought on the defensive. The
Western Front was __________________________
Why did the United States enter? ___________________________________________________
Zimmerman Telegram: ________________________________________________________________________
The Middle East: Balfour Declaration (Arthur Balfour, G.B. Foreign Secretary):
“His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the
Jewish people… it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious
rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine…”
Russia: Miserable and failing the first years of the war, Russia ran out of fuel, supplies, and food. Soldiers and
civilians began a takeover in St. Petersburg (Capital) and the tsar abdicated—February Revolution. Caught up in a
civil war and revolutions, Russia was not invited to the peace talks.
Treaty of Versailles & other Paris “compromises”: One of the world’s biggest failures…
1. _________________________________________________________________________________________
2. _________________________________________________________________________________________
3. _________________________________________________________________________________________
4. _________________________________________________________________________________________
5. _________________________________________________________________________________________
6. _________________________________________________________________________________________
7. _________________________________________________________________________________________
“The Treaty left Germany humiliated but largely intact and potentially the most powerful nation in Europe.”
Germany experienced some years of hyper-inflation, but then in 1924 joined the League of Nations and paid
reparations to Britain and France. Germany borrowed money from _____________________________________.
Britain and France used this money to pay back ____________________________________________________.
This system of credit bounced the European economy back and made the United States rich.
The two countries that benefited from World War I:
_____________________________________________________ AND ________________________________
The Mandate System: At the Paris Peace Conference France, Britain, Italy, and Japan divided to
former German colonies and territories of the Ottoman Empire among themselves.
Class C Mandates:
Class B Mandates:
Class A Mandates: