World War 1

By Jmayer6
  • Founding of the Triple Entente

    Founding of the Triple Entente
    The Triple Entente was the name given to the alliance of Great Britain, France, and Russia. The other alliance was Germany, Austria-Hungry, and Italy. This soon was turned into the world war 1.
  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir apparent to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. He was assassinated to one of the members later on at a coffee shop
  • Founding of the Triple Alliance (Central Powers)

    Founding of the Triple Alliance (Central Powers)
    the Central Powers were made up of the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Bulgaria. This power made it more of a bigger World war 1.
  • 1st Battle Of the Marne

    1st Battle Of the Marne
    (France vs. Germany) Over two million men fought in the First Battle of the Marne, of whom more than 500,000 were killed or wounded. French totalled 250,000, 80,000 of them dead, while British were 13,000, 1,700 of them dead. The Germans suffered 220,000.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    This boat was sunk by the German submarine, which was the first ever used in battle. US was very mad at the Germans and asked them to stop but they refused. This caused the US to get into World War 1.
  • USA declares war on Germany

    USA declares war on Germany
    On 2nd April, Woodrow Wilson asked for permission to go to war. This was approved in the Senate on 4th April by 82 votes to 6, and two days later, in the House of Representatives, by 373 to 50. Still avoiding alliances, war was declared against the German government (rather than its subjects). War against Austria-Hungary was not declared until 7th December, 1917.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    This Battle was again against the French and German Empire. The Germans lost because of these objectives 1. to capture the city of Verdun and 2. to inflict a much higher casualty count on its French adversary.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    Trotsky had the difficult task of trying to end Russian participation in the First World War without having to grant territory to the Central Powers. By employing delaying tactics Trotsky hoped that socialist revolutions would spread from Russia to Germany and Austria-Hungary before he had to sign the treaty.
  • 2nd Battle of the Marne

    2nd Battle of the Marne
    The Second Battle of the Marne or Battle of Reims (15 July-6 August 1918) was the last major German Spring Offensive on the Western Front during the First World War. The German attack failed when an Allied counterattack led by French and American forces overwhelmed the Germans, inflicting severe casualties.
  • Armistice ends World War 1

    Armistice ends World War 1
    Germany began to crumble from within. Faced with the prospect of returning to sea, the sailors of

    America troops at the front celebrate
    the end of the fighting, Nov 11, 1918
    the High Seas Fleet stationed at Kiel mutinied on October 29. Within a few days, the entire city was in their control and the revolution spread throughout the country. This completely demolished the Germans.