World War 1

By alebond
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is killed.

    The heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo by a member of the "Black Hand".
  • Period: to

    The Great War

  • Germany declares war on neutral Belgium.

    In an attempt to flank the French army, Germany declares war on Belgium and invades. Great Britain, who was allied with the neutral country then declares war on Germany.
  • German U-boat sinks the Lusitania

    1,198 civilians, including 138 Americans aboard the Lusitania die. This would be one of the reasons the United States enter the war.
  • British Conscription Law goes into effect

  • Woodrow Wilson is re-elected

  • Battle of Verdun ends

    The longest battle of the Great War ends with about a million deaths.
  • Russia signs an armistice withGermany

    Leon Trotsky and the new Communist governent of Russia sign an armistice with Germany.
  • Wilson announces his 14 points.

    President Woodrow Wilsom claims that his fourteen pointts are the path to world peace.
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates

  • End of the War

    Germany and the Allies sign an Armistice, thereby ending the "War to end all Wars".