AP Chapter 18

Chapter 18: Alliances, War, and a Troubled Peace

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Why did the alliance system fail?

  2. How did conflict in the Balkans lead to the outbreak of general war in Europe?

  3. What factors made the rise of the Bolsheviks to power in Russia possible?

  4. What were the immediate consequences of the end of World War I?

  5. What were the key weaknesses of the Paris peace settlement?

Chapter Outline:

  1. Emergence of the German empire and the alliance system (1873-1890)

  2. World War I

III. The Russian Revolution

  1. The End of World War I

  2. The Settlement at Paris

  3. In perspective

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