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Russia leaves the war (1917) 1.) Communist revolution brings the Russian monarchy down. 2.) Vladimir Lenin claims power. 3.) Russia signs treaty with Germany and leaves the war.
Finally, the war ends On November 11, 1918, World War I came to an end.
WWI caused the destruction of many empires and governments, including Russia, the OttomanEmpire, Germany, and Austria-Hungary.
Soldiers, sailors, and airmen involved worldwide = 65,038,810 Total military deaths worldwide = 8,020,780 Total civilian deaths worldwide = 6,642,633 Military wounded worldwide = 21,228,813 Approximate cost in early twentieth century dollars = $281,887,000,000 The Cost
Wilson’sFourteenPoints • A list of terms for resolving • this and future wars. • He called for an end to • secret treaties, freedom of the seas, free trade, and large-scale reductions of arms.
League of Nations Created to prevent another world war by encouraging peaceful resolution of problems. The USA didn’t join because the League might pull them into another European confrontation.
Treaty of Versailles 1.) Germany was forced to accept guilt for war (Article 231). War Guilt Clause 2.) Germany had to pay 30 billion dollars in war damages. 3.) The treaty severely limited the size of Germany’s military. 4.) The treaty stripped Germany of their overseas colonies.