World War I

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  • The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand, archduck of Austria, was killed along with his wife in Sarajevo, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province. The killer was Gavilro Princip who was apart of Young Bosnia, a group led my the Black Hand which was seeking unity for Serbs. They disliked the annexation of the Balkan states from Turkey to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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  • Austria declared war on Serbia

    Austria declared war on Serbia
    The Austrian government blamed the Serbian government for the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife and then declared war on Serbia.
  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Battle of Tannenberg
    This was a battle between the Russian and German Empires. Most of the Russian army was destroyed. Eventhough the battle happened near Allenstien, they named it Tannenberg after another battle.
  • Italy Enters War

    Italy Enters War
    Even after decalaring a neutral policy when the war began, Italy entered it on the side of the Allies. Italy wanted land in return for joinging the war so it was persuaded by the secret 1915 Treaty of London which offered land at the end of the war.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    The first battle and one of the most important battles on the western part of the world in morth eastern France where the French won against Germany. There were about a quarter million deaths. The battle was long and had many thousands of men fighting in under a ten square kilometer land setting.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    This battle was between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea of the coast of Denmark. It became to be the largest sea battle in Naval warfare. The German fleet was commanded by Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer, and the Grand Fleet by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe.
  • First Air-Raid in WWI

    First Air-Raid in WWI
    Germany used the adavanced technology of "dirgibles", cigar-like missles filled with gas ballons, against London and other southeast parts. These dirigibles were manufactured by two company that are the Schutte-Lanz Company and the even better Zeppelin Company which was named after Ferdinand von Zeppelin, an airship designer.
  • US declares war on Germany

    US declares war on Germany
    This was the first active participation in the war for the Unite States. During this, as part of the Jones Act, the Unites States gave people of Puetro Rico US citizenship. The British and Frech wanted US troops to reinforce its own armies. The US commander, John J. Pershing, refused but allowed African American to do so. They became part of the Harlem Hellfighters.
  • Armistice with Turkey

    Armistice with Turkey
    The allies had successfully trapped the Turkish army and they were forced to ask for an armistice, a state of peace agreed between opponents. The terms of the armistice treaty allowed the allies access to the Dardenelles.
  • Armistice Signed

    Armistice Signed
    The Armistice was signed in the French town of Redonthes bringing the war to an end. It was signed on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" between the allies and Germany. The Armistice declared that Germany had been defeated.