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    Otto Von Bismarck Rules

    Successfully took over Prussia and then Germany
  • Franco-Prussian War

    Franco-Prussian War
    Prussia defeated the French and it eventually led to unified Germany
  • German Unification (Second Reich)

    German Unification (Second Reich)
    The Germans unified under Bismarck and created a constitution and the government formed.
  • AntiSemitism becames Modernized

    AntiSemitism becames Modernized
    Jews were now considered a race vs. a religion, so they were incapable of escaping their race because they were born into it
  • Scramble for Africa

    Scramble for Africa
    Europe colonized most of Africa which created increased tensions
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    Scramble for Africa

  • Triple Alliance

    Triple Alliance
    Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
  • Dreyfus Affair

    Alfred Dreyfus Documentary France was defeated in war by Germany and claimed to have been spied on by Alfred Dreyfus (Jew). This was a form of antisemitism because he was unfairly tried and accused and sent to prison.
  • First Zionist Congress

    First Zionist Congress
    Theodore Herzl called together the first Zionist Congress and it was held in Basel
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    Russo-Japanese War

  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    In St. Petersburg unarmed demonstrators were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard as they marched to Tsar Nicholas II to present a petition. This event provoked public outrage and a series of massive strikes that spread quickly throughout the industrial centres of the Russian Empire and is the beginning of the revolution of 1905.
  • Triple Entente

    Triple Entente
    France, Russia, and Great Britian join together
  • Battle of Tannenburg

    Battle of Tannenburg
    Russia broke into the revolution during the middle of the war and Russia had to step down from the bigger war
  • New Industrial Weapons

    New Industrial Weapons
    New weapons such as flame throwers, grenade launchers, zeppelins, chemical warfare and fighter aircrafts were brought into the field of war.
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    Great Britian and Many other countries are conquering land and creating colonies for themselves
  • Black Hand

    Black Hand
    The Black Hand assacinates the arch duke of Austria-Hungary and Serbian Nationalists begin to revolt
  • Ultimatums instated onto Serbia

    Ultimatums instated onto Serbia
    Austria-Hungary instated ultimatums nearly a month after the assacination of the Arch duke for any anti AH rebellions to be called off and all anti AH government officials to be fired - Serbia refused and Russia took their side, bringing Russia into a war so they mobilized their army.
  • Germany Declares War

    Germany Declares War
    Germany declares War on Russia and Great Britian. They declared War because Russias troop were mobilized right on Germanys border. This started the Great War.
  • Schlieffen Plan

    Schlieffen Plan
    Marching German soldiers through Belgium and surrounded France at the French border, breaking Belgiums neutrality.
  • Lusitania

    Germany sinks Lusitania (British cruise liner) that killed 128 US citizens leading US to enter in the war
  • No more Tzars in Russia

    No more Tzars in Russia
    Nicholas II reigns ends and he was the last tzar to rule in Russia
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    Creation of the USSR and the Russian Revolutions

    Before the Russian Revolutions, there were multiple problems in Russia: a shortage of food and supplies, a war (WWI), and a lack of both people’s rights and modernization. This sparked two revolutions, the first of which was to abdicate Czar Nicholas II, and the second was to determine who the new leader of Russia will be. It ended up being Vladimir Lenin.This then lead to a civil war within Russia and also the withdrawal of Russia from World War I. (Continue to the next USSR/Revolution event)
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    USSR/Russian Revolution Continuation

    In the civil war, the two sides were the Reds and the Whites. The Reds consisted of the Communists and the Whites were everyone else that opposed the Communists. After the civil war, Lenin renamed Russia to the USSR (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), also known as the Soviet Union.
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    British intercept message from German minister to ambassador in Mexico and encourage for support saying Germany would help mexico reconquer land taken by Us in Mexico which caused US to enter War
  • Russian Civil War

    Russian Civil War
    The Russian Civil War was right after the Russian Revolution. The War consist of Red Army(Bolshevik) and the White Army that included monarchists, militarists, capitalist, and socialist. In the end of the war the Red army. Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland were established at the end of the war.
  • World War I Ends

    World War I Ends
    War Stopped and Germany Surrendered, new borders developed in Europe
  • Mussolini comes into power

    Mussolini comes into power
    Mussolini is a Italian fascist that came to Italy,when Italy was suffering. Mussolini is a misery party because he first began as leader of a party but then he promised Italy employment, to get rid of inflation, and lastly to get land. Marched to Rome and King Emanuel III made a deal with him not to take over if he made him the prime minister of Italy. Created the whole government to be fascist, controlled call media, used propaganda and glorified of war. Lastly, he revived nationalist spirits.
  • Lenin dies

    Lenin dies
    Lenin died because he suffered a third stroke and that it ended his career. Lenin was mute and bed-ridden until his death but officially remained the leader of the Communist Party.
  • Hitler comes to power

    Hitler comes to power
    Hitler led the Beer Hall Putsch that was unsuccessful, Hitler went to jail. When he was in jail he wrote his book Mein Kampf. In the book he said that he will destroy the treaty of Versailles, gain land, unite all Germans, and create a pure “Germany”(race). Gained many people to join the Nazi party, loses in the run to become President Paul Van Hundenburg in 1930. Hitler becomes chancellor because he annoyed the president so much about it. Nazi’s got most of the seats in the Reichstag.
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    World War II (continued)

    There were 2 war theaters: the European theater and the Pacific theater. Eventually, the Allies ended the war with a victory on September 2, 1945.
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    World War II

    On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. This made England and France declare war on Germany, which was lead by Hitler at the time, and all of their allies. Eventually, nearly every country with a military got involved with the war. The major countries on Germany’s side were Japan and Italy, which formed the Axis Powers. The major countries on the Allies’ side were the United Kingdom, the USSR, France, and the United States. There were 2 war theaters:... (go to next WWII slide)
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    Japan, which was a part of the Axis Powers at the time, attacked the United States’ largest Navy harbor, Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. This caused the United States to declare war on Japan, which then lead them to becoming part of World War II.
  • V Day (Victory In Europe)

    V Day (Victory In Europe)
    V Day was the public holiday celebrated to mark the acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's surrender of its armed forces. This marked the beginning of the end of the war and the victory that Europe took.
  • Victory Over Japan

    Victory Over Japan
    The surrender of Japan is marked on this day. The signing of this surrender treaty officially marked the end of World War II. They had surrendered uncnditionally to the allies. Japans formal surrender took place aboard the U.S.S Missouri.
  • US attacks Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    US attacks Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    This marked te first and only time nuclear warfare was used in history. The bombing was a result of a attack on the US planned and carried out by Japan. They bombed pearl harbor, where many US navy ships were docked. In retaliation, the US declared war on Japan and bombed them. The bombings killed over 130,000 people.