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Students analyze the causes and course of the First World War.
Analyze the arguments for entering into war presented by leaders from all sides of the Great War and the role of political and economic rivalries, ethnic and ideological conflicts, domestic discontent and disorder, and propaganda and nationalism in mobilizing the civilian population in support of “total war.”
Examine the principal theaters of battle, major turning points, and the importance of geographic factors in military decisions and outcomes (e.g., topography, waterways, distance, climate).
Explain how the Russian Revolution and the entry of the United States affected the course and outcome of the war.
Understand the nature of the war and its human costs (military and civilian) on all sides of the conflict, including how colonial peoples contributed to the war effort.
Discuss human rights violations and genocide, including the Ottoman government’s actions against Armenian citizens.
Students analyze the effects of the First World War.