Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles was an incredibly important peace agreement that essentially brought WWI to an end. It was signed at the Palace of Versailles in France (fancy or what?) on 28 June 1919 between Germany and the Allied Powers. … Read More

Imperialism

Imperialism, should you want to know, is the policy of extending a country’s empire through war or conquest. As you might imagine, imperialism and the development of overseas empires was a factor that led to war in 1914. Don’t believe … Read More

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Paris Peace Conference

The Paris Peace Conference is arguably the most important meeting to have taken place over the course of WWI. Unfortunately, this means you need to learn and remember everything about it. Ready? Great! So, in January 1919, delegates from 32 … Read More

Out and out conflicts

As you probably know by now, WWI was a devastating global war that lasted from 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918. Over the course of the disastrous four years, numerous battles were fought on countless front lines. To help … Read More

The Schlieffen Plan

The Schlieffen Plan is important and memorable – aside from its cool name – for being Germany’s only plan for war in the leadup to WWI. It was the work of German Army Chief-of-Staff Alfred von Schlieffen, who first came … Read More

What Woodrow Wilson wanted out of the Paris Peace Conference

US President Woodrow Wilson was a pretty big deal at the Paris Peace Conference, and managed to get his way most of the time. Going into the summit, Wilson had planned on introducing the Fourteen Points, which included creating the … Read More

Militarism

Militarism has long been seen as a cause for WWI, and with good reason; the development of large armies (understandably) led to tensions between the European powers. So, where did it all begin? To put it simply, the arms race … Read More

WWI causes

As with every war in history, the events which caused WWI are complicated and still debated by historians today. If you don’t already know, WWI started in August 1914. But while it’s pretty much universally agreed the war was triggered … Read More

Nationalism

Nationalism, if you don’t already know, is an extreme form of patriotism and loyalty to one’s country. While it may sound sweet in theory, nationalism was a leading cause of war in 1914 because pretty much every European country believed … Read More

Significant things that happened in WWI

Because WWI took place over four years, quite a lot happened. To help you remember some of the most important events and incidents, we’ve compiled a list of the things you should try and memorise come exam time. Just so … Read More