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  1. A Global Conflict

  2. Gallipoli Campaign • Battle against the Ottomans at the strait of Dardanelles • Supply line to Russia • Turned into Trench warfare and dragged on • Allies pulled out with no success and 250,000 casualties

  3. Gallipoli Campaign

  4. Battles in Africa and Asia • German colonial possession came under attack • Japanese attacked German outposts in China and captured Germany’s Pacific island colonies • British and French recruited subjects from their colonies • These colonies thought they may gain independence • Mohandas Gandhi

  5. America Joins the Fight • 1917, Germans intensified submarine warfare • Unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany • February 1917, the Zimmerman note • April 2 1917, President Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany

  6. German U-Boats & Zimmerman Note

  7. Home Front • Total War • All resources devoted to the war effort • Control of the economy • Factory production • Unemployment disappeared • Rationing • Antiwar protest oppressed • propaganda

  8. Propaganda Poster

  9. Women in the War • New jobs • Replaced men in factories, offices, and shops • Built tanks and munitions • Plowed fields, paved streets, and ran hospitals • Supplied troops with food, clothing and weapons