Report on World War I



Table of contentsPage 0: introduction Page 1: years leading up to the war:1850-1914Page 2:causes of warPage 3:war breaks outPage 3:Land warfare, war plansPage 4:land warfare,1914Page 8:Land warfare,1915Page 10:land warfare,1916Page 12:land warfare,1917Page 15:land warfare,1918Page 21:naval warfare, war plansPage 22: naval warfare, generalPage 23:air warfare, generalPage 23:endingPage 24:references
Chapter 1: introduction
August 2nd, 1914: Europe was darkened by the horrible cloud of war; this war would darken Europe and the rest of the world for 4 long, agonizing years. This war would be fought by many and would take 10 million lives, it would cause a revolution and rebuild the shape of the earth, but new inventions would be used to benefit humanity later on in life. As We humans learn from such experiences and make better care to avoid such steps as we walk forward into the future, sometimes we look back to see were did we make these mistakes. and this book give the answers to their many questions


World War 1 was the first war to fully mobilize nations’ entire populations and economic resources to achieve victory on the battlefield. it also became the first war to widely use many new inventions such as the submarine and the airplane, it was also the beginning of unconventional warfare, using methods such as chorine gas. but in the end. it was not the military strength that defeated the enemies of the war, but rather they had run out of things to attack the defenders of the war. the defenders, known as the allies had taken much from the enemies of the war, which was known as the central powers and caused massive economic woes to the central powers.


As we look back to this shameful chapter of history. we must realize we have evolved beyond that and realized peace thorough the world, and this book describes that shameful chapter of human history.


Chapter 2: years leading up to the war: 1850-1914
During the middle of the 19th century, Europe was experiencing massive economic growth because of new inventions that propelled industry to a point where it was many times cheaper to mass-manufacture something rather then to build it by hand. the new industrial output and new inventions allowed new armaments such as long-range engines for ships and better artillery. As the European powers began to better arm themselves from the riches that the industrial growth has provided them, they would begin to use their newfound strength to better strengthen their positions by invading other countries either to help their allies or take other’s land. Such conflicts involving these subjects are the Crimean war: 1862-1863 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871.


As Europe was getting richer, it wanted the riches of the world, especially Africa after the discovery of its riches. During the second half of the 19th century. Many European countries began sending expeditionary forces to claim land beyond the tiny colonies on the African coast and by 1912, most of Africa belonged to a European power shown by the map.


As Africa was being split apart, French forces began invading the countries of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. as the nations were conquered, they were united into one country known as French-Indochina. Elsewhere, the Germans and the French quickly conquered many islands in the pacific. these mostly uninhabited islands were united into one administration. as the Germans took small, uninhabited islands. they also took parts of bigger islands. that part is called papa new guinea, they only took the northeastern part of the island during1914.that is called Bismarck arpaligalo.


Meanwhile, back there at Europe, the major powers have become untrusting with their neighbors and join alliances. The British, French and Russian formed a pact called the triple entente, the Germans, Austrians-Hungarians and Italians formed the entente cordial, which lasts until 1915, when Italy joins the allies, the powers also tried to defend itself with big armies and large navies, this arms race lasted until the out break of world war 1


Chapter 3: cause of war
During the colonization of Africa and the pacific. Germany created a new foreign policy which was to gain some land during the “scramble” for Africa, this was quoted by the German foreign minister Bernard von bülow quoted in 1897”a spot in the sun”.