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Diplomatic History Of World War I
The Diplomatic history of World War I
World War I
covers the non-military interactions among the major players during World War I. For the domestic histories see Home front during World War I. For a longer-term perspective see International relations of the Great Powers (1814–1919) and Causes of World War I. For the following era see International relations (1919–1939). The major allied players included Great Britain, France, Russia, and Italy (starting in 1915) and the United States (from 1917). The major Central Powers
Central Powers
included Germany and the Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). Other countries—and their colonies—were also involved
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World War I
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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Chaim Weitzman
Chaim Azriel Weizmann (Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן‬ Hayyim Azri'el Vaytsman, Russian: Хаим Вейцман Khaim Veytsman; 27 November 1874 – 9 November 1952) was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organization and later as the first President of Israel. He was elected on 16 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952. Weizmann convinced the United States government to recognize the newly formed state of Israel. Weizmann was also a biochemist who developed the acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation process, which produces acetone through bacterial fermentation. His acetone production method was of great importance for the British war industry during World War I
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Henry Pomeroy Davison
Henry Pomeroy Davison, Sr. (June 12, 1867 – May 6, 1922) was an American banker and philanthropist.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Career2.1 Involvement with the Red Cross 2.2 Published works3 Personal life3.1 Legacy4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksBiography[edit] Henry Pomeroy Davison
Henry Pomeroy Davison
was born on June 12, 1867 in Troy, Pennsylvania, the oldest of the four children of Henrietta and George B. Davison. Henry's mother died when he was nine years old in 1877.[2] Career[edit] After completing his education he became a bookkeeper in a bank managed by one of his relatives, and at age 21 he gained employment at a bank in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the hometown of his wife. Three years later he moved to New York City, where he was employed by the Astor Place Bank, and sometime later became president of the Liberty National Bank
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Bank Of England
The Bank of England, formally the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, is the central bank of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the model on which most modern central banks have been based. Established in 1694, it is the second oldest central bank in operation today, after the Sveriges Riksbank. The Bank of England
England
is the world's 8th oldest bank. It was established to act as the English Government's banker and is still one of the bankers for the Government of the United Kingdom
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War Bonds
War bonds are debt securities issued by a government to finance military operations and other expenditure in times of war. In practice, modern governments finance war by putting additional money into circulation, and the function of the bonds is to remove money from circulation and help to control inflation. War bonds are either retail bonds marketed direct to the public or wholesale bonds traded on a stock market. Exhortations to buy war bonds are often accompanied by appeals to patriotism and conscience
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Timeline Of British Diplomatic History
This timeline covers the main points of British (and English) foreign policy from 1485 to the early 21st century.Part of a series on theHistory of EnglandTimelinePrehistoric Britain Roman Britain Sub-Roman Britain Medieval periodEconomy in the Middle Ages Anglo-Saxon periodEnglish unificationHigh Middle AgesNorman conquest Norman periodLate Middle AgesBlack Death in EnglandTudor periodTudor dynasty Elizabethan period English RenaissanceStuart periodEnglish Civil War Commonwealth Protectorate Restoration Glorious RevolutionGeorgian periodRegency periodVictorian period Edwardian period First World War Interwar period Second World War Social history of the United Kingdom
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History Of The United Kingdom During The First World War
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
was one of the Allied Powers during the First World War
First World War
of 1914–1918, fighting against the Central Powers
Central Powers
(the German Empire,[1] the Austro-Hungarian Empire,[2] the Ottoman Empire[3] and the Kingdom of Bulgaria[4]). The state's armed forces were reorganised—the war marked the founding of the Royal Air Force, for example—and increased in size because of the introduction, in January 1916, of conscription for the first time in the country's history as well as the raising of what was, at the time, the largest all-volunteer army in history, known as Kitchener's Army, of more than 2,000,000 men.[5]:504 The outbreak of war has generally been regarded as a socially unifying event,[6] although this view has been challenged by more recent scholarship
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Treaty Of London (1839)
The Treaty
Treaty
of London
London
of 1839, also called the First Treaty
Treaty
of London, the Convention of 1839, the Treaty
Treaty
of Separation, the Quintuple Treaty of 1839, or the Treaty
Treaty
of the XXIV articles, was a treaty signed on 19 April 1839 between the Concert of Europe, the United Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and the Kingdom of Belgium. It was a direct follow-up to the 1831 Treaty
Treaty
of the XVIII Articles which the Netherlands
Netherlands
had refused to sign, and the result of negotiations at the London Conference of 1838–1839.[1] Under the treaty, the European powers recognized and guaranteed the independence and neutrality of Belgium
Belgium
and established the full independence of the German-speaking part of Luxembourg
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Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey Of Fallodon
Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, KG, PC, DL, FZS (25 April 1862 – 7 September 1933), better known as Sir Edward Grey (he was the 3rd Baronet
Baronet
Grey of Fallodon), was a British Liberal statesman. An adherent of the "New Liberalism",[1] he served as foreign secretary from 1905 to 1916, the longest continuous tenure of any person in that office
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Eyre Crowe
Sir Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe GCB GCMG (30 July 1864 – 28 April 1925) was a British diplomat. He was a leading expert on Germany in the foreign office. He is best known for his 1907, vigorous warning that Germany's expansionist intentions toward Britain were hostile and had to be met with a closer alliance ("Entente") with France. He built the Ministry of Blockade during the World War, and worked closely with French president Georges Clemenceau
Georges Clemenceau
at the Supreme Council at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Jealous rivals in the Foreign Office tried to block his advancement; he finally became permanent undersecretary in 1920
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Henry McMahon
Lieutenant- Colonel
Colonel
Sir
Sir
Vincent Arthur Henry
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Hussein Bin Ali, Sharif Of Mecca
Hussein ibn Ali
Ali
al-Hashimi (Arabic: الحسين بن علي الهاشمي‎, al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Alī al-Hāshimī; 1853/1854 – 4 June 1931) was a Hashemite
Hashemite
Arab
Arab
leader who was the Sharif and Emir of Mecca
Sharif and Emir of Mecca
from 1908 and, after proclaiming the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire, King of the Hejaz
King of the Hejaz
from 1916 to 1924. At the end of his reign he also briefly laid claim to the office of Caliph. He was a 37th-generation direct descendant of Muhammad
Muhammad
as he belongs to the Hashemite
Hashemite
family. A member of the Awn clan of the Qatadid emirs of Mecca, he was perceived to have rebellious inclinations and in 1893 was summoned to Constantinople
Constantinople
where he was kept on the Council of State
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Blockade Of Germany
The Blockade
Blockade
of Germany, or the Blockade
Blockade
of Europe, occurred from 1914 to 1919. It was a prolonged naval operation conducted by the Allied Powers during and after World War I[1] in an effort to restrict the maritime supply of goods to the Central Powers, which included Germany, Austria-Hungary
Austria-Hungary
and the Ottoman Empire. It is considered one of the key elements in the eventual Allied victory in the war
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Lloyd George Ministry
Liberal David Lloyd George
David Lloyd George
formed a coalition government in the United Kingdom in December 1916, and was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
by King George V. It replaced the earlier wartime coalition under H. H. Asquith, which had been held responsible for losses during the Great War.[3] Those Liberals who continued to support Asquith served as the Official Opposition
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Schlieffen Plan
The Schlieffen Plan
Schlieffen Plan
(German: Schlieffen-Plan, pronounced [ʃliːfən plaːn]) was the name given after World War I
World War I
to the thinking behind the German invasion of France and Belgium on 4 August 1914. Field Marshal Alfred von Schlieffen, the Chief of the Imperial Army German General Staff from 1891 to 1906, devised in 1905 and 1906 a deployment plan for a war-winning offensive, in a one-front war against the French Third Republic. After the war, the German official historians of the Reichsarchiv and other writers, described the plan as a blueprint for victory
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