Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 33: The Great War: The World in Upheaval

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain and discuss the key causes behind the drift toward European war in the early twentieth century.
  • Identify and discuss key alliance systems and their members.
  • Discuss the global expansion of the Great War.
  • Discuss the experience of trench warfare and its impact on soldiers and civilians.
  • Understand the features of total war and its social and economic consequences.
  • Compare and contrast the course of the war in Africa, southwest Asia, and east Asia.
  • Explain the links between the Great War and the Russian revolutions of 1917.
  • Identify and explain the reasons behind U.S. intervention in the Great War and the collapse of the Central Powers.
  • Outline and discuss the important legacies of the end of the war and European preeminence.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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