lunes, 17 de febrero de 2014

4ºESO: ADVICE COLUMN

You are on the editorial team of the Fray Tadeo History Magazine and you have received a letter for the advice column. You have to answer the questions of your readers about WWI.






Advice column WWI from Profesora de Educación Secundaria

Thanks for your comments!!!

10 comentarios:

  1. Aida Elvira y María Fernández18 de febrero de 2014, 20:50

    Dear Alex,
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend. I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the WWI. Here goes.
    First, Italy was a memeber of the Triple Entente. When the war started, Italy remained neutral.
    However, in 1915, Italy joined the allied powers because it hoped to acquire territory that belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, so, it finally was a member of the Triple Alliance.
    I hope you can make it up with her.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. History

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  2. In 1915,the western front between Germany and the
    Allies stablilised and a period of trench warfare began.
    The German's main objective was to defend the achieved
    positions. In 1916 there were two battles between
    German and the Allies and caused thousand of
    soldiers died. The fought in the river Marne,what
    your girlfriend said,happened in1914 when German
    Military attacked over France invading Belgium
    but the German were defeated.

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  3. In1915, the western front between Germany and
    the Allies stablilised and a period of trench
    warfare began. The German's main objective was
    to defend the achieved positions.In1916
    there were two battles between German
    and the Allies and caused thousand of
    soldiers died. The fought in the river Marne,
    what your girlfriend said,happened in 1914 when
    German Military attacked over France
    invading Belgium, but the German were defeated.

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  4. Dear Alex,
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend.I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the WWI. Here goes.
    At first, Germany was a member of the Triple Alliance, but didn´t turned into the Allied Powers.So, you are right.Germany entered in the Central Powers based on the pre-existing alliance.
    I hope you can make it up with her.
    Sincerely
    Dr.History.

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  5. Lucía Corvo y Estela Gutiérrez19 de febrero de 2014, 17:51

    Dear Alex,
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend. I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the WWI. Here goes.
    You are right, there were more causes apart from the colonial problem. The main causes were:
    The indusrialised European coutries expanded their empires and competed for control of colonies. This caused tension between rivals.
    France wanted to recover the region of Alsance-Lorraine, which it had lost to the German Empire at the end of the Franco-Prussian War, in 1871.
    Between 1878 and 1908. the Austro-Hungarian Empire occupied and then annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina:
    -There were nacionalist protests of Serbians living in Bosnia.
    -It also angered Russia; Serbia's traditional ally.
    Another important scenary of Imperialism took place in the Balcanes: The Eastern Question. The Ottoman Empire was collapsing, and Austria and Russia wanted to take control over the Balcans.
    The competition for control of colonies had an important role in North Africa where there were two Moroccan crisis.
    Britain and Germany became involved in a naval arms race. Both countries built a range of powerful new battleships known as dreadnoughts.
    The last cause was that the heir to te Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated by a Serbian gunman. After that, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia.
    And that were all the causes of the First World War, I hope you can make it up with her.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. History.

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  6. Jesús Daniel y José Javier19 de febrero de 2014, 19:32

    Dear Alex,
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend. I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the WWI. Here goes.
    First, Austria declared the war on Serbia. After the Astro-Hungarian Empire had declared war on Serbia, other European countries chose sides, based on:
    -Their pre-existing alliance-> The Triple Entente and The Triple Alliance
    -Their own national interests
    Germany declared war to Russia, and then to France, because it was a Russian allied.
    Russia began mobilising against Austria and Germany.
    I hope you can make it up with her.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. History.

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  7. José Ignacio and Carlos19 de febrero de 2014, 21:27

    Dear Alex:
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend. I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the First World War. Here Goes: The German plan wanted a quick victory over France and then fight against Russia. The German Military Staff had developed the Schlieffen plan: a surpise attack over France invading Beligium; which was neutral.
    But the German were stopped in the Battle of Marne (September 1914), near Paris.
    France asked Russia to attack Germany in the east. German forces fought against Russia and defeated the Russian in Tannenberg and the Massurian Lakes. But the Allies achieved to make the German move towards the east. That´s how Paris was saved.
    In 1915, the western front between Germany and the Allies stablilised and a period of trench warfare began. The failure of the German offensive consolidated the fronts, so the objective was to defend the achieved positions. The German tried to break the fronts in the Battle of Verdún (February 1916). The British tried it in the Battle of Somme (July 1916), but anybody succeed. Thousands of soldiers died in these battles.
    As the main fronts were stabilised, the Allies tried to break the balance attacking the secondary areas: The Mediterranean area. The German Colonies in Africa and The Middle East.
    The British attempt to take the Bosporus and the Dardaneles in order to aisle the Ottoman Empire.But hey were defeated in the Battle of Gallipoli (1915)
    The Middle East was invaded by the Allies, supported by the Arab nationalists. These areas belonged to the Ottoman Empire. (Palestina, Siria, Arabia e Irak)
    The British conquered the German colonies in Africa and Japan conquered the German colonies in Asia.
    Meanwhile, a naval conflict took place: The German submarines attacked the Allied merchant ships in order to cut the supply.o naval (The German and British fleets fought in the Battle of Jutland (1916)). Great Britain won the battle and blockaded Germany.
    The Russian Revolution. The Tzar was overthrown and a Communist government was imposed. The new government signed the Peace Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918): Russia withdrew from the war and gave a big part of territory to Germany.
    As Germany didn´t have to worry about the East front, it attacked Italy and won the Battle of Caporetto.
    At that moment; USA was neutral, but it sold supplies to the Allies. The German tried to avoid it through attacks to American merchant ships. In 1915, Germany sank the transatlantic Lusitania. In 1917 USA entered the war in support of the Allies.
    USA provided the Allies more than one million of soldiers and a powerful industry.
    German offensive in spring 1918
    Germany moved its troops from the east to the west and attacked France. But Germany was defeated by the support of USA to France.
    Allied offensive in 1918: The Allies took advantage of the internal problems in:
    Autria-Hungarian Empire: there were independent movements and in Germany there was a communist revolution. The Allies defeated the Central Powers in Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary.
    The end of the war:
    The Central Powers collapsed and surrendered: First, Turkey and then, Austria. And finally, Germany, where Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated. In november 1918, the war had finished.

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  8. María Martín e Inés Herrero19 de febrero de 2014, 22:21

    Dear Alex,
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend. I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the WWI. Here goes.
    In 1998, Germany moved its troops from the east to the west and attacked France. But Germany was defeated by the support of USA to France.
    I hope you can make it up with her.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. History.

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  9. Noelia Martínez y Sara García-Plaza20 de febrero de 2014, 22:55

    Dear Alex,
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend. I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the WWI. Here goes.
    As the main fronts were stabilised, the Allies tried to break the balance attacking the secondary areas like the Mediterranean area.
    The British wanted to control the Mediterranean in order to attempt to take the Bosporus and the Dardaneles to aisle the Ottoman Empire, but they were defeated in the Battle of Gallipoli.
    I hope you can make it up with her.
    Sincerely
    Dr. History

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  10. María Barbero y Raquel Rodrigues24 de febrero de 2014, 15:47

    Dear Alex,
    I hope I can settle your argument with your girlfriend. I can, of course, explain about the events that took place during the WWI. Here goes. The entrance of USA: At first, USA, was neutral, but it sold supplies to the Allies. So the German Empire tried to avoid it through attacks to American merchants ships. In 1915, Germany sank the transatlantic Lusitania. In 1917 USA entered the war in support of the Allies. USA provided the Allies more than one million of soldiers and a powerful industry.
    I hope you can make it up with her.
    Sincerely
    Dr. History.

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