World History - World War 1 and Its Aftermath
Learn why Britain, France, and Russia fought against Germany and Austro-Hungary in World War 1, with this free course.
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This course will begin by discussing the political alliances that formed before World War 1. You will learn that Australia, Canada, and India were all part of the British Empire before the war began. You will look into important events such as the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that led to the outbreak of the war. You will also learn that Libya was part of the Italian empire at the start of World War 1 and that Italy fought on the side of Britain and France.
You will then look into the battles on the Western and Eastern fronts that decided the outcome of the war. This course will also discuss the post-war settlements at Versailles that shaped world politics for decades to come. You will study the different treaties such as the Treaty of London in 1839, the Dual Alliance Treaty in 1879, the Franco-Russian Military Convention in 1892, and the Entente Cordial of 1904.
The battles of the First World War on the Western and Eastern fronts were devastating. By the end of this course you will have a much better understanding of how WW1 started and how the Treaty of Versailles concluded it. You will also have learned about some really interesting events of the post-war negotiations between the Allied Powers and Germany, and how Germany was punished for initiating the war. This is important world history, which you can learn today.
Module 1: World War 1 and Its Aftermath
World War 1 and Its Aftermath - Learning Outcomes
Empires before World War 1
German and Italian Empires in 1914
Alliances Leading to World War 1
Language and Religion of the Former Yugoslavia
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip
The Great War Begins
Schlieffen Plan and the First Battle of the Marne
Comparing the Eastern and Western Fronts
World War 1 - Eastern Front
Battles of Verdun, Somme and the Hindenburg Line
Closing stages of World War 1
Technology in World War 1
Deaths in World War 1
Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points
Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles and Germany
Module 2: World War 1 and Its Aftermath Assessment
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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