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... for the Week of May 22, 2000

Monday

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Indiana Jones at Verdun - READ 28.4
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Russian Revolution and the US Enters the War - READ 28.5
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Treaty of Versailles
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Review for Final
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Review for Final

... for the Week of May 15, 2000

Monday

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Intro The Great War - MAIN
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Web of Deceit - The Alliances on the Eve of the Great War - READ 28.1
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Great War Chronology - READ 28.2
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Images of War
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) 1/2 Day - In the Trenches - READ 28.3

   The march of death has come to an end.  After nearly 500 years of conflict, progress and rivalry, Europe itself had become the Balkans, a powder keg ready to explode.  Driven by an aggressive German desire for a place in the sun, the Great War represents the cumulative effect of revolution, militarism, nationalism and imperialism. The alliances will prove to be only the rope from which Europe will hang itself.  When the Belgians hold their own for six weeks in the fall of 1914, the Schliefen Plan is exchanged for spades, and the men begin to dig;  Some would argue, their own graves.  In this industrial war, shells tower over men and bullets reign like fire.  The dead pile up in France as ships hit the ocean floor in the Pacific, another victim of the German U-Boats.  But within one month in the early spring of 1917, the Russians, sick of war, and plagued by starvation, revolt, settling their war with Germany, and setting up France and Britain for annihilation.  But the German dream would be spoiled by the arrival of the Americans, who, inspired by a sunken ship and threatening telegram, turn the tide that remained even since the very first shots were fired across the Marne.  But in the end, disaster.  The treaty signed at Versailles is not President Wilson ideal plan for peace; but a stage for dictatorship and foundation for another war.

"Over There" - The U.S. Enters the War

Chapter 28
Section One Section Two
MAIN! Define and Apply Balkan (surprise) spark
Importance of slavism Ultimatums, Mobilization and War
The alliances - know the sides > who with who "The scrap of paper..."
Section Three Section Four
Know your chronology Catalyst for revolution - Peace, Land, Bread!
Verdun, the Somme,  and the Sub Civil War (Reds v. Whites)
Eastern v. Western front Lenin, his victory and his terror
Section Five

 

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