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1) World War 1 was triggered by the assassination of
_____________________________, the crown prince of
__________________________, in the city of __________________________.

The __________________, a nationalist group from _____________________, was
blamed for the killing.

2) Before World War 1, many European countries formed alliances to support one
another in case of attack. The Triple Alliance consisted of ____________________,
_________________, and ___________________, while the Triple Entente was made up
of ____________________,

_____________________, and __________________________. By 1900,
______________ had the strongest army in Europe and ____________________ had the
strongest navy. Both countries began to build large battleships called
_____________________ in an attempt to gain naval supremacy.

3) After _____________________’ assassination, Austria-Hungary declared war on
_________, which caused ________________ to mobilize its troops. ________________
followed and soon all European countries were preparing for war. When Germany
invaded _______________, Britain declared war. _______________, and original
member of the Triple Alliance did not join the war at this point, so __________________
and ____________________ became known as the __________ Powers.

4) _________________ controlled Canada’s foreign policy, so when Britain declared
war, Canada was automatically at war too. Many ____________ speaking Canadians
____________ the war and were eager to help ___________________. Many people
volunteered to fight , but the army was reluctant to accept ____________,
________________, _______________, and __________________.

5) _____________, the minister of the militia, set up training camp in
___________________ and new Canadian recruits quickly learned the basics. The
Canadian army was known as the _________________________. Hughes created the
____________ Committee, which did a _______________________ job of producing
shells. Other problems included boots that ____

___________________________________ and the Ross rifles that
_____________________

_____________________________________. In 1916, Hughes was
____________________.
6) Prime Minister Borden introduced the _________________________ Act which
granted the government the authority to
____________________________________________________. Mail could be
_____________________ and _____________________ was suspended. Immigrants
from _______________ and __________________________ had to carry

__________________________________ , and many were sent to
_______________________.

7) The German’s plan for war was called the ________________________. Germany
hoped to invade ________________, and swing around into ________________ and
capture __________.

After _________________ had been conquered, Germany would then attack
_______________, which would have taken six weeks just to mobilize its huge army. By
December, 1914, the ______________________ was stuck in a stalemate with both sides
digging a large number of ____________________.

8) An important new weapon of World War 1 was the ____________ gun, which made
infantry charges very dangerous. __________________ were also used to
______________ enemy troops and later to ___________________________. Germany
used inflatable airships called __________________ for scouting and bombing missions.
Germany also made effective use of _______________________, armed with
__________________, to sink many Allied ships. The British developed
_________________ to crush barbed wire and protect soldiers, but many were
__________________________ and
____________________________________________.

9) In April, 1915, _________________ gas was used for the first time by the
_______________ at the Battle of ___________________ in _________________. In
July, 1916, the Battle of _______________________ was fought in
____________________. Most of the ___________

Regiment were __________________ or wounded within ___________ minutes.
Altogether, over ______________________ soldiers died in this battle. Canada’s greatest
military triumph occurred at _______________________ in _______________. The
Canadians secretly constructed _______________ and launched a surprise attack on
_______________________. The Canadians gained more ________________ and
captured more _________________ than any other offensive in the war. The Battle of
___________________ took place in __________.

The battlefield was very _________________ and soldiers and horses actually
______________. The _______________ won the battle, but _________________
soldiers died for little strategic purpose.
10) 25 000 Canadian women joined the _______________ and
__________________________.

Canadian nurses were known as __________________ and worked in
____________________

________________________________________________________________________
___.

11) Canada’s top flying ace was _____________________, who shot down
_______________ German planes.

12) German __________________sank many ______________and _________________
ships. In 1915, a German submarine sunk the _____________________, with many
______________ and _________________ passengers aboard. This was one reason that
__________________ later joined the war. The Allies eventually developed a
______________ system and an _____________________________ that helped them
destroy u boats.

13) World War 1 ________________ the Canadian economy as many people were
employed in ________________________. Resources such as _________________,
________________, ____________________, ___________________, and
________________ were needed in Europe.

14) In order to help pay for the war, Canadians were encourage to buy
____________________.

The government also introduced ____________________.

15) The first province to grant women the right to vote was ________________, followed
by _______________ and __________________. In 1917, women in _______________
and ____________________ also were granted suffrage. After the war, in
____________, all Canadian women became eligible to vote in _________________
elections.

16) The town of _______________ contained many _______________ immigrants, who
faced discrimination because
_________________________________________________________. The city
eventually changed its name to _____________________.

17) On December 6, 1917, the city of _________________ was devastated because
__________

________________________________________________________________________
____.
18) Prime Minister Borden had promised Canadians
___________________________________,

but he later changed his mind because
______________________________________________.

He therefore introduced the ___________________________________. The greatest
opposition to this act came from the province of ___________________. Other groups
that opposed conscription were __________________, _________________________,
________________, and __________________________.

19) Before the 1917 federal election, Borden introduced the ____________________
Act, which allowed ________________________________________________. He also
passed the ______________________________ Act, which gave the vote
__________________________

_________________. He cancelled the vote for _________________________ and
______________________________. Borden’s Union government ____________ the
election.

20) The Germans signed an armistice on _______________________ because
______________

_______________________________________________. The Allies met with the
German leaders at _________________ to sign the Treaty of ___________________.
Borden helped Canada gain recognition as an independent country by
________________________________

________________________________________________________________________
_.

21) The main points of the Treaty of Versailles were

a) ___________________________________________________________________

b) ___________________________________________________________________

c) ___________________________________________________________________

d) ___________________________________________________________________

22) The League of Nations was established to
________________________________________. The League was not very successful
because _________________________________________ and the
___________________________ did not join.

				
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