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The Great War. Participants and Finances. Questions and Answers.

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1) What were the three blunders? germany attacking france with all their forces to east of paris where they were stopped dead at battle of Marne France threw all their best troops against germany; and didn?t have enough strenghth to follow up Russia didn?t know what to do once they were at germany and had no plans for defending the land they occupied 2) Trace the advance of the German, Austrian and Russian armed forces in the east The Germans advanced into Russia, the Russians advanced into Austria, and then the armies of the three powers paused for the winter 3) How did the great European powers fee their men , money, and munitions into the Western and Eastern fronts? Russia was human reservoir, the governments raised taxes and borrowed money to spend on the soldiers and geared their industries to the new markets of human destruction and turned out weapons 4) ...read more.


What was the purpose of the second and third campaigns the second was to win control of oil supplies, the third was to help arabs in a revolt against their Turkish rulers d. What was the purpose of the Sykes-Picot agreement in 1916? the British and French governments planned to divide much of the middle east between them with little thought for the interest of the Arabs 7) How did Britain and France entice Italy to change sides in the war? Britain and France promised her a share in the spoils which would come from the defeat of Austria 8) a. Why did Romania enter the war in 1916? Romania entered war hoping to get out of it Transylvania [Austria] and the Dobruja [Bulgaria] b. Were the Romanians successful? Explain. No they were not because Romania was poorly served by a large, almost completely illiterate and odd army 9) ...read more.


What were the advantages and disadvantages by tank warfare? the tank ? it moved very slowly, often broke down, and almost suffocated its crews with petrol fume. Advantages- it was a revolutionary weapon which required generals to think out new batte tactics, and it was also a weapon for the future wars 16) a. What three methods were used by governments to raise money for the war effort? by taking money from people [in taxation], by borrowing it from them, and by borrowing it from other sources b. Describe the ?cycle of borrowing? Russians, French and Italians borrowed form british, they and british borrowed from USA. The governments of all combatant countries borrowed from their own people through ?war loans? which would be repaid with interest after the war c. How did governments attempt to ?solve? the rapid inflation from vast borrowing and spending? instead of raising tax the governments spent their own money [savings] ...read more.

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