The Great War, renamed World War One in the 1930s, was a turning point in modern world history. It resulted in major changes that affect the world today, including the Russian Revolution, the division of the Middle East, the creation of new countries in eastern Europe, and the weakening of Europe's empires in Africa and Asia. In this unit students learn about key aspects of the war, including...
its long-term causes and triggering events
the new weapons that made the war so deadly
the battlefield experiences that traumatized a generation of young men
the expansion of state power
the experience of people who did not fight but were expected to support the war effort in many ways