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The First World War (WWI) History Course

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Course Overview

Commonly known as the First World War (WWI), the Great War was a conflict between the European territories of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire against Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy. It began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. This war saw the emergence of new military tactics and technologies, including trench warfare and battle tanks.

Between 1914 and 1918, the First World War included many belligerent European nations. Even prior to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, the alliance system caused tensions to rise in Europe. The Central Powers created in 1882, and Triple Entente in formed 1907 already divided Europe. The battles fought during the war saw unprecedented levels of military advancement and destruction.

The First World War, which lasted between 1914 and 1918, was the deadliest war than any other military conflict that preceded it. Aside from the participation of several nations, WWI saw the emergence of advanced weapons, including tanks, poison gas, and submarines. Over the course of four years, the war killed 9 million military men, and over 7 million wounded.

This self-guided course is designed for you to work through on your own using the resources and suggested learning activities provided.

Over the three lessons in the course, you'll learn about the causes of the First World War, significant figures and battles & results and impacts of the War.

Part 1: Causes of the First World War

In this lesson, we'll define key terms, understand the long-term causes of the First World War, trace the alliances made between European powers & analyse how the idea of nationalism, militarism and imperialism ignited a global war.

Part 1 Quiz: Causes of the First World War

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the causes of the First World War.

Part 2: Significant Figures and Battles

In this lesson, we'll define key terms, be familiar with leaders of both the Central Powers and Triple Entente, analyse the contributions of war leaders & trace some of the most significant battles of the First World War.

Part 2 Quiz: Significant Figures and Battles

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the significant figures and battles.

Part 3: Results and Impacts of the War

In this lesson, we'll define key terms, understand how the First World War ended, assess terms of the Fourteen Points and the Treaty of Versailles & analyse the significant impacts of the war.

Part 3 Quiz: Results and Impacts of the War

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the results and impacts of the War.

The First World War Course Assessment

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the origins of the First World War.