Lecture 3 - The Great War Continued (6 pages)

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Lecture 3 - The Great War Continued

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Lecture number:
3
Pages:
6
School:
University of Southern California
Course:
Ir 369 - Contemporary European International Relations

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The Great war continued Phase III phase of slaughter longest phase Example july 1916 at battle of the Somme River 20 000 killed in one day Goal since cannot make territorial gains bleed the enemy white Entire genre of WWI poets lost poets generation o Wilfred Owen died at age 25 in 1918 in action General Paul Von Hindenburg and Ludendorf o In charge of WWI efort later appointed Hitler as Channcellor o Ran Germany as military dictatorship o Kaiser fires Falkenhayn at insistence of Hundenburg and Ludendorf o Germany experience widespread strikes o Hidenburg and Ludendorf send strikers to front increase censorship of war reports o Hitler believed the lies in the war reports that Germany was in fact winning all the battles o Hindenburg and ludendorf became delusional and thought they could win the war and continue to extend Germany Phase of Rev and peace Russians overthrow Czar in 1917 Surrender to Germany in treaty of bresllitosk 1918 US becomes involved Eastern front ceases to be war front US entry into war Short term cause o German unrestricted submarine warfare German subs were willing to sink any ship not just warships o Woodrow Wilson driven into war because of US cruise ship sunk in 1915 Wilson not happy and Germany ceased to practice unrestricted warfare for some time but eventually resumed thinking that they can win the war quickly enough before the US had time to enter Increasing pressure on Wilson to join war as result of unrestricted warfare LIBERAL believes that international institutions could induce states to corporate saw idea of balance of power being inherently dangerous Contradictory character with how he looks to Europe vs latin America Asia he was racist o Wilson s believes the us had discovered the best path to order with its beginnings as loose federation International arbitration can solve conflicts peacefully Goal get the counsels of plain men to replace the counsels of sophisticated men of afairs Key dates leading to US entry into war o May



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