After many years of political distress and starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz

Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a series of events quickly led to a world-wide

war, affecting primarily two groups of countries: the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-

Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire) and the Allies (the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy,

Japan, and the United States of America). Many other countries joined these groups and

played relatively minor roles in the War. The First World War was unprecedented at the time,

causing millions of deaths and a great change in the political map of the World.

During the War, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Lloyd George formed

the Imperial War Cabinet that consisted of a total of twenty four representatives from the

United Kingdom and its dominions, namely, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand,

Newfoundland, and India, with the intention of considering the many different facets of the

War and further strengthening the relationship between the dominions and the UK which had

been the purpose of a number of conferences held since 1880s. The Dominions were given a

chance to be a part of the decision making process which contributed to their status increasing

and eventually led to their independence. The Cabinet met over three sessions between 1917

and 1919, while two Imperial War Conferences were also held in 1917 and 1918.

The United Kingdom was assisted significantly by its dominions in aspects of war

prosecution. It is now up to the participants of this simulation of the War Cabinet to come up

with different strategies in the face of the crisis created by our experienced team and leave the

war behind victorious!

Agenda Items: Open Agenda

Under Secretary General: Batuhan Akyazı

Under Secretary General: Bican Kutlu