1. Choose any five (5) Identification Terms. Provide who or what the term is, when they lived or occurred, and at least five (5) facts as to why they are important to history.
Otto Von Bismarck General Helmuth Von Moltke
Kaiser Wilhelm II The Schlieffen Plan
Colonel Maximilian Hoffman Christobel Pankhurst
General Douglas Haig David Lloyd George
General Joseph Joffre Vice Admiral Graf Maximilian Von Spee
2. Answer one (1) of the following essays. Write all you can on the subject in the time you have remaining. Provide details. 4 to 5 pages of text is expected.
Describe the causes of World War One. Use events ranging from the Franco- Prussian War through Germany’s Unification and Bismarck’s alliance system. At a minimum include Prince Otto Von Bismarck, the Seven Weeks War, Emperor Napoleon III, the Ems Dispatch, the Franco-Prussian War, the Battle of Sedan, Versailles, Paris and the First and Second Commune, and German Unification. Lastly, provide a quick summary of Germany’s European Alliances.
Describe the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. Provide a detailed account of who was involved and how the assassination transpired. At a minimum include Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Sophie Von Chotkovato, Black Hand, Nedjejlko Cabrinovic, Vasco Cubrilovic, Velijko Cubrilovic, Trifko Gabez, Danilo Ilic, Mohammed Mehmedbasic, Cvijetko Popovic, Gavrilo Princip, and Colonel Dragutin Dimitrievitch (The Bull).
Describe the German invasion of Belgium. At a minimum include the attack on Liege, the Battle of Haelen, the fall of Aarshot, Belgian King Albert, the Belgian retreat to Antwerp, the fall of Brussels, Fanctireurs, Schrecklichkeit (Frightfulness), the Massacre at Dinant, and the destruction of Louvian.
Describe the opening battles on the Eastern Front. At a minimum include Russian Plan 19, General Paul Rennenkampf, General Alexander Samsonov, General Maximilian von Prittwitz, General Paul von Hindenburg, General Erich Ludendorff, the battles of Gumbinnen, Tannenberg, and Masurian Lakes.
Provide an account of the German Cruiser SMS Emden. Describe this raider’s movements from when the German East Asia Squadron left Pagan Island up to the ship’s sinking at the Cocos Islands. Include Captain Karl Muller, the raid on Madras, India, the arrival at Diego Garcia, the raid on the Cocos Islands, and the last battle with HMS Sidney.