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Study Guide Questions

1.     For what were European powers competing during the 19th and early 20th Centuries?
2.     Europe depended upon _______________________________ from colonies during the Industrial Revolution.
3.     The concept that colonies should benefit a mother country is called "_________________________."
4.     In the early 1900s, The Balkan Peninsula was known as the "_________________________________."
5.     What country was given control of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Congress of Berlin in 1878?
6.     Why had Serbia wanted control of Bosnia and Herzegovina?
7.     The move to unify Slavs in a larger Slavic state was called "________________________________.
8.     What large country was an ally of Serbia?
9.     The assassination of what person set off hostilities?
10.     To the people of that time, World War I was known as "___________________________________."
11.     Why were the French anxious to seek revenge on Germany?
12.     What was the "Triple Alliance"?
13.     What countries formed the "Central Powers"?
14.     What countries formed the "Triple Entente"?
15.     The Triple Entente countries later came to be known as the "_________________________."
16.     Who ascended to power in Germany in 1888?
17.     What were the German "U-boats"?
18.     What American financier tried to prevent war?
19.     What is "Militarism"?
20.     What new weapons of war were used during World War I?
21.     What was "trench warfare"?
22.     Clashes between enemy planes were known as "______________________________."
23.     A pilot who shot down many enemy planes was known as a(n) "____________________."
24.     Germany initially used airships called "_____________________________" to float over England and to drop bombs on the British.
25.     World War I became a war of ____________________________.
26.     What neutral country did Germany invade in order to attack France?
27.     Germany had to fight on two ______________________.
28.     The war on the Western Front was between what two countries?
29.     During the Battle of ___________________________, the Germans were within 14 miles of Paris.
30.     Who were the first to use poison gas and gas masks?
31.     What battle came to symbolize heroic resistance for the French?
32.     Britain annexed _____________________________ and declared a protectorate over ____________________________ and the strategic ____________________ Canal.
33.     The war on the Eastern Front mainly involved what two countries?
34.     Which member of the Triple Alliance decided to switch sides?
35.     In which country did the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 take place?
36.     What Communist leader had the Russian Czar and his family executed?
37.     On which side did Japan enter the war?
38.     Who was the American president during the time of World War I?
39.     America believed in a policy of ____________________________________.
40.     The sinking of what British passenger liner caused many Americans to want to take part in the war?
41.     How many Americans died on the liner named in #40?
42.     U-boats sank _________________ of every ___________________ ships leaving British ports.
43.     Germany tried to instigate a war between the United States and ________________________.
44.     How was the plan referred to in #43 foiled?
45.     The Americans entered the war to "make the world safe for __________________________."
46.     What did Woodrow Wilson present to the American Congress on January 18, 1918?
47.     Wilson wanted to see the formation of what?
48.     When was an armistice signed with Germany?
49.     What American holiday is observed on November 11th every year?
50.     What treaty dictated conditions of peace with Germany?
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