World History - World War 1 and Its Aftermath

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In Alison's online course on World War 1 learn why Britain, France and Russia fought against Germany and Austro-Hungary.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy




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World War 1 was a momentous event that resulted not only in the death of millions of soldiers and civilians but also in the political collapse of European empires and the beginning of the rise of America as a world power. In this fascinating course on World War 1 history, you will learn about the political alliances between countries in Europe and how they pitted Britain, France and Russia against Germany and Austro-Hungary. You will learn about the decisive battles of the First World War on the Western and Eastern fronts and what eventually led to Germany's defeat. Finally, you will learn about the post-war negotiations and the Treaty of Versailles. This course will be of great interest to all students who would like to learn more about what led to the outbreak of World War 1, the military battles which occurred during the First World War and political outcome after the war that shaped world events for the rest of the 20th century. Start Course Now

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
- Describe the political alliances that formed before the war;
- Describe the events such as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that led to the outbreak of the war;
- Describe the great battles on the Western and Eastern fronts that decided the outcome of the war;
- Describe the post-war settlements at Versailles that shaped world politics for the rest of the 20th century


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Course Reviews

Daniel D.
2 years ago
Daniel D.

A fun and informative course. It was fascinating to see how our modern world slowly came to be and how modern technology played a large role in the war.

Kevin M.
2 years ago
Kevin M.

Good overview of World War I and its impact on the modern world. If you are a history geek I recommend this course.

Abhijit P.
2 years ago
Abhijit P.

Great course

Craig E.
2 years ago
Craig E.

Loved it, very informative and loved the videos.

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