This is a 40 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Participants of the War. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
World War I was the result of several decades of increasing tensions in Europe due to rising nationalism, imperial pursuits, and arms proliferation. These factors, coupled with a rigid alliance system, required only a spark to place the continent on the road to war. This spark came on July 28, 1914, when Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Serbian Black Hand, assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in Sarajevo.
In response, Austria-Hungary issued the July Ultimatum to Serbia which made demands that no sovereign nation could accept. The Serbian refusal activated the alliance system which saw Russia mobilize to aid Serbia. This led to Germany mobilizing to aid Austria-Hungary and then France to support Russia.
Initially arranged in two alliances, the Triple Entente (Britain, France, Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire), the war soon drew in numerous other countries and was fought on a global scale.
The largest conflict in history to date, World War I killed over 10 million military personnel and about 7 million civilians. The Entente Powers (the Allies) lost about 6 million military personnel while the Central Powers lost about 4 million. At least 2 million died from diseases and 6 million went missing, presumed dead. Large parts of Europe were devastated.
The presentation covers the various key figures in the participating countries:
Key Figures: Austria
Key Figures: Britain
Key Figures: France
Key Figures: Germany
Key Figures: Russia
Key Figures: Turkey
Key Figures: The United States
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