West Civ^2 (L 120) o/ lines

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(1) How did a political assassination in June 1914 lead to a world war? Why did each of the major countries intervene?

  •  I. (Background) Ottoman empire crumbling, countries breaking free –> individual nations
  • II. (Topic) Serbia agitated under A-H –> assassinated Archduke Ferdinand 1914
  • #1. A demands punishment, Serbia refuses, A threatens war
  • #2. Russia + Serbia, Germany + Austria (against R, S, & France)
  • #3. Italy + G & A-H, but later first allies
  • #4. Germany invades Belgium –> France
  • #5. England decides to teach Germany lesson
  • #6. England hunger blockades against all Germany
  • #7. Germany retaliates w/ submarine warfare
  • #8. U.S. (Woodrow Wilson) anglophile = Germany
  • #9. Unreasonable about “peaceful” Americans on Warships –> <– Europe
  • #10. Americans killed, Wilson –> war/Germany
  • III. (Clincher) Nationalistic fervor = land grabbing & assassinations = protect own territory (w/ help of major ally) = WWI

(4) How have some historians argued that the peace settlement at the end of World War I helped pave the way for World War II?

  • I.  (Background) Paris Peace Conference signified end of WWI
  • II. (Topic) PPC –> WWII b/c WWI winners = vengeful & German speaking
  • #1. Winners WWI = Britain, France, U.S., Italy
  • #2.  Russia b/c communists
  • #3. Austria-Hungary dismantled, land , arms, land –> other countries
  • #4.  Forced Germany, Austria to pay for war $, GermanyAustria allies
  • #5.  Britain maintained German Hunger Blockade 4 moths after end of war
  • #6. Peace treaties just, fair, greedy
  • #7. Germany depended on enemies keeping word (they didn’t)
  • #8. League of Nations act, G speaking ppl –> harassed, suppressed
  • III. (Clincher) PPC fair = revenge = Peace Treaty = Resentment, festered = WWII

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