World History II World War I Supplemental Homework DUE: MONDAY, JANUARY 11th Summary of World War One on the Western Front (1) pp. 1—2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Describe the Schlieffen Plan and explain why the Germans needed to knock France out quickly. Explain the two presumptions that the Germans made with the Schlieffen Plan. Describe both the French and British counter plan. Explain what all nations relied on once they realized the war would be longer than they thought. Describe how the nature of warfare changed and why trenches were the best plan. Describe the decision that the German general, Moltke, made and the impact that it had. Summary of World War One on the Western Front (2) pp. 3—4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. List three details about the first Battle of the Marne. Describe the casualties that the British incurred during the “Race to the Sea”. Explain why the war was called a “static war” and what limited movement forward for both sides. Describe the difference in opinion between the military commanders in the West and in the East. Explain why the Germans attacked the French at Verdun and the French reaction. Summary of World War One on the Western Front (3) pp. 5—6 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Explain why the Battle of Verdun was a failure for both the French and the Germans. List three details about the Battle of the Somme. Describe the purpose of the Hindenburg Line and what happened when the Allies attacked it. Explain why the United States entered World War I in 1917. List the losses of the Battle of Ypres and explain the impact on soldier morale. Describe the impact of German gains made in the Eastern front. Summary of World War One on the Western Front (4) pp. 7—8 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Explain why the German general, Ludendorff, decided on a massive attack before US troops arrived. Explain why the German attack eventually stalled and the impact on German morale. Describe the new strategies used by the Allies after August 8, 1918. Describe how Ludendorff explained the collapse of the German army. Describe what occurred at 11 AM on November 11th.