This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Overview of a Preventable War. All three presentations together number 71 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
World War 1 was a major conflict fought in Europe and around the world between July 28th 1914 and November 11th 1918. Nations from across all non polar continents were involved and over 8 million people died. Russia, Britain, France, Germany and Austria-Hungary dominated.
Much of the war was characterized by stagnant trench warfare and massive loss of life in failed attacks. The war was fought by two main power blocks: the Entente Powers, or 'Allies' comprised of the Russia, France, Britain (and later the United States and Italy) and their allies on one side and the Central Powers of Germany, Austro-Hungary, Turkey and their allies on the other.
The war brought devastation across Europe: 59 million troops had been mobilized, over 8 million died and over 29 million were injured. Huge quantities of capital had been passed to the now emergent United States and the culture of every European nation was deeply affected and the struggle became known as The Great War or The War to End All Wars.
Power point #1 is entitled, World War I - Overview of World War I and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Land War: Western Front
Land War: Eastern Front
War at Sea
Treaty of Versailles
End of presentation
The "July Crisis" actually spans the period from the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on 28 June 1914, to the general declaration of war in early August.
Elements within the Austro-Hungarian government had been itching to strike at Serbia during the immediate pre-war years, but had lacked a credible excuse to do so. Nationalist pan-Slav agitation within Serbia, and which Austria-Hungary suspected was encouraged by the Serbian government, served only to destabilize Austro-Hungarian influence in the Balkans.
Initial reaction to the news of war among the European populace was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, far more so than expected (particularly in Austria-Hungary, where the various nationalities came together in an unexpected show of patriotic unanimity). The war was, by general, agreement, likely to be over by Christmas.
Power point #2 is entitled, World War I - July Crises of 1914 and contains 21 slides and covers the following:
An Excuse for War
Pressing for War
Calculations for War
Germany’s “Blank Check”
An Ultimatum to Serbia
Month of Holidays
Mobilization of Armies
Germany Declares War on Russia
Ultimatum to Belgium
Britain Enters the War
Enthusiasm for War
End of Presentation
The early years of the 20th century saw tremendous growth in Europe of both population and prosperity. With arts and culture flourishing, few believed a general war possible due to the peaceful cooperation required to maintain increasing levels of trade as well as technologies such as the telegraph and railroad. Despite this, numerous social, military, and nationalistic tensions ran beneath the surface. As the great European empires struggled to expand their territory, they were confronted with increasing social unrest at home as new political forces began to emerge.
Germany, under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck, united and looked forward to expansion. With Germany united, Bismarck began setting about to protect his newly formed empire from foreign attack. Aware that Germany's position in central Europe made it vulnerable, he began seeking alliances to ensure that its enemies remained isolated and that a two-front war could be avoided.
Many countries had the same ideals and formed many complicated alliances for mutual protection. As these alliances failed it created an environment of war that resulted in the Great War....a war that could did not have to happen.
Power point #3 is entitled, World War I - A Preventable War and contains 34 slides and covers the following:
Rise of Germany
Otto von Bismarck
Protecting the Empire
Quest for Power
Triple Entente v. Triple Alliances
Balkans Powder Keg
The First Balkan War
The Second Balkan War
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The July Crisis
War Is Declared
Britain’s Decision (2)
Chess Match Of Countries
The Dominoes Fall
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....World War I.