History of World War 1 Study Guide

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  • Available Lessons: 34
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War

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Supplement your textbook or class lectures with this History of World War I study guide course. Our short video and text lessons outline the essential topics related to WWI in an easy-to-follow and comprehensive manner so you can study for an exam or get caught up in class.
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Lesson 1 - Causes of World War I: Factors That Led to War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7608].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7608].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Tensions in Europe: Political, Social & Entangling Alliances Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19350].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19350].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14470].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14470].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - How Nationalism Impacts World Politics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25637].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25637].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Militarism: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17496].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17496].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Franco-Prussian War & the Unification of Germany Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21840].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21840].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14473].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14473].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Troubles in Ireland and Bloody Sunday Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15567].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15567].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Triple Alliance and Triple Entente in Europe on the Eve of World War I Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19351].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19351].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - German Support of Austria's War Against Serbia Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49507].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49507].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Germany's Declaration of War on Russia & France Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49508].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49508].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Britain's Declaration of War on Germany Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49509].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49509].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Austria-Hungary's Declaration of War on Russia Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49510].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[49510].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Powder Keg of Europe During WWI Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14188].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14188].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - World War One: On Land, at Sea & In the Air Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14189].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14189].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Famous Battles of the First World War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14190].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14190].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Diplomacy of World War One: Secret Agreements & Diplomatic Arrangements Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14191].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14191].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - WWI: America's Entry and Russia's Exit Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14192].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14192].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Peace of Paris: Ending World War I Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14193].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14193].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - End of WWI: the Treaty of Versailles & the League of Nations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7611].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7611].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Economic, Social & Political Consequences of the Great War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14195].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14195].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14194].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14194].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Rise of Communism & Vladimir Lenin Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19292].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19292].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14196].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14196].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14158].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14158].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14159].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14159].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14160].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14160].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14162].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14162].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14163].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14163].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14164].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14164].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14165].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14165].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14166].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14166].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 14 - The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14167].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14167].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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