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War and Moden Revolution Timeline

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  • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna becomes president

    Santa Anna became president of Mexico on the first of April, 1833. This event was significant because it was the beginning of his rule, and presidency later on led him to become dictator. While he was president, he fought against Texas, hoping to gain their territory. However, he was captured during the battle of San Jacinto.
  • Texas Revolt

    The Texas Revolt was significant because it brought Santa Anna to respect the independence of Texas. And as he returned from Mexico, he was quickly ousted from power.
  • La Reforma

    It was significant because it enabled education for the poor, redistribution of land, and separation of the church and state. It was led by Benito Juarez and followers were sent to exile by Santa Anna.
  • Benito Juarez becomes president

    It was in 1858 when Benito Juarez became president. It was significant due to the establishment of La Reforma. The major goals of the liberal reform movement were to redsistribute land, seperate the church and state, and increase educational oppurtunities for the poor.
  • Porfirio Diaz ousts Juarez from presidency

    In 1867, Diaz removed Juarez from presidency due to the power he had as a military leader. He was supported by Indiands and small landholders. He made elections meaningless and offereed land, power, or political favors to anyone who supported him. Diaz ensured order in Mexico, and built it into a prosperous country.
  • The Power of the Triple Alliance

    The Triple Alliance was a firm partnership between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. The significance of the war led the Triple Entente not to attack due to the power between the three nations.
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II takes power

    Kaiser Wilhelm took control of Germany and forced Bismarck to retire. This led to treaties with Russia to be terminated. Eventually Wilhelm's feeling of nationalism led to World War I.
  • Nationalism in Germany

    After 1890, Germany was more aggressive and finally proud of what they accomplished. Kaiser Wilhelm wanted to show Germany off to the other powerful nations of the world, and it eventually led to conflict.
  • Militarism has side effects

    The significance of millitarism was that it was one of the three reasons which caused World War One. Due to each powerful nation trying to make the biggest and strongest army in order for other nations not to declare war led to competition.
  • Bolsheviks March Revolution

    The Bolsheviks were a radical Marxist political party founded by Vladimir Lenin. They were significant because they were the Red Army fighting against the three white armies. Also they were the leaders of Russia after the czar was overthrown by the March Revolution.
  • Vladimir Lenin

    Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks. He was significant because he was the leader of the Russian revolution and first head of the Uniot of Sovieet Socialist Republics.
  • Triple Entente Unite

    The Triple Entente consisted of France, Britain and Russia. Together they united in order to fight against Germany if they continued to be an opposing threat towards them.
  • Francisco Madero is sent to exile

    Madero was exiled to the United States by Diaz. The significance was that he then called for an armed revolution against Diaz. He succeeded and brought Diaz to spep down from presidency.
  • Emiliano Zapata joins the revolution

    Emiliano Zapata also joined the Mexican Revolution like "Pancho" Villa. The significance of him joining the revolution was that he had a major force that was capable of winning over Diaz.
  • "Pancho Villa" joins the revolution

    He gathered a large army and was extremely popular. His involvement in the revolution had a big impact on the win over Diaz and his forced.
  • Huerta becomes president

    Huerta became president after Madero was assassinated. Most likely by his orders. Huerta becoming president led to him being overthrown by a combination of Villa, Zapata and Carranza. When he was officially defeated, Carranza became president.
  • The "powder keg" of Europe plunges into War

    The powder keg of Europe was the southeaster part of Europe, or the balkans, and they were called that because of their nationalistic nature that caused them to revolt and be rebellious. It was where "the Great War," World War I, began with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.
  • The Western Front

    This area was a huge battlefield filled with trenches and fortifications that stretched without a break from Switzerland to the North Sea. It was mostly fighting between Germany, on the one hand, and France and Britain on the other. The Western Front was significant because it was the region where most of the war was fought
  • The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophia in Bosnia brought tension between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. The significance of this was that it led to Russia mobilizing to help Serbia fight the war.
  • New Weapons of War in WW1

    The new weapons that were developed during the World War 1 were machine guns, tanks, airplanes, artillery, flame throwers, mustard gas, and u-boats. These were all significant because they were the reason so many people died at once. Also they symbolized each country's advancement in technology.
  • Schlieffen Plan

    This plan, created by General Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, was significant because it eliminated the fear that Germany would face a two-front war with Russia and France. Instead, the plan was to march through Belgium and conquer France. The Eastern Front played a large role in this plan since the intent was to quickly attack the Russians and take advantage of the weak mobilization techniques they had.
  • Trench Warfare on the Western Front

    This new warfare put soldiers live in misery; it was significant because it protected them from their enemies. However, it was also significant because it made soldier life tougher since the trenches were filled with rats, mud, blood, rotten food and dead bodies.
  • The Eastern Front

    The Eastern Front was significant because it was a stretched area of battlefield along the German and Russian border. In the Eastern Front, Russians and Serbians battled Germans and Austro-Hungarians. The war in the east was a more mobile war than the one in the west.
  • Carranza joins Villa and Zapata.

    Villa and Zapata were both planning to overthrow Huerta who was unpopular with many people. Carranza therefore joined both forces and helped defeat Huerta in battle. He was overthrown 15 months after he took power.
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare brings down the Lusitania

    This policy adapted by Germans meant that Germans would sink ships using their submarines without any warning, as long as the ship was around Britain. This was significant because the Germans wanted to attack and put a blockade around Great Britain torpedoed ships during the war. This caused the the sinking of the American Lusitania which killed 1,198 people.
  • Central Powers Unite

    The Central Powers consisted of Germany and Austria-Hungary, including other parts in the southeast region of Europe. The significance of the Central Powers was that they fought against the Allies in the Great War.
  • Allies Unite

    The Allies consisted of Great Britain, France, Italy, United States, Portugal, Serbia, Romania, Japan, Greece and Belgium. They were significant because they fought against the Central Powers in the Great War and eventually won.
  • Woodrow Wilson joins the War

    Wilson was the president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. He was significant because he declared war on Germany and joined the Allies to fight the Central Powers in World War 1. In addition he came up with the fourteen points and was one of the Big Four.
  • Proletariat

    Proleteriat was the working class in Russia. Marxist revolutionaries believed that the industrial class of workers could overthrow the czar. This was significant because these workers would then form a dictatorship of the proleteriat.
  • Provisional Government

    This was significant because it was the temporary government established after the abdictatin of Nicholas II, from March until Lenin takes over in 1917.
  • Soviets

    They were local councils consisting of workers, peasants, and soldiers. They were significant becaue in many cities, the soviets had more influence than the provisional government
  • Rationing

    Governments turned to rationing, the limiting of the amounts of goods people can buy, was a system used during the war. It was significant because rationing covered a wide range of goods, from butter and bread to shoe leather, which limited people's desires and needs; it was very unfair to civilians of these various countries.
  • Propaganda

    Propaganda, one-sided information designed to persuade, was significant during this time period because governments all around started to spread it in order to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
  • Influenza Epidemic of 1918.

    This epidemic was the newest enemy in the war. It began in the spring of 1918 when it hit England and India. Later, it spread to Europe, Russia, Asia and the United States. It was significant because it killed over 20 million people worldwide and was more destructive than the war itself.
  • Total War

    World War I became a total war. That meant that the countries in the war devoted all their resources to the war. In Britain, Russia, Austria, Germany and France the entire government of each country was dedicated to winning the war. This was significant because wartime government of each country took control of the economy, the government told factories what to produce and how much of it.
  • Armistice

    This armistice, an agreement between the Central Powers and the Allies to stop fighting, signed by the Germans at 11 PM, was significant because it ended the first World War.
  • League of Nations

    On this day, at the Paris Peace Conference, Woodrow Wilson proposed a world organization as part of the Fourteen Points. It was significant because it was formed to try to prevent any future wars. However, the United States congress rejected this idea because they did not want to get involved with global issues.
  • War-guilt Clause in Paris

    War-guilt clause was Article 231 in the Treaty of Versailles. It was significant because it stated that Germany was solely responsible for World War I.
  • Fourteen Points

    During the Paris Peace Conference, the US President Wilson came to the table with the Fourteen Point Plan. The main 3 were self-determination, national independence based on ethnic boundaries and the League of Nations. It was significant because it was an approach to world peace.
  • Georges Clemenceau at Paris Peace Conference

    Clemenceau was part of the Big Four and was representing France during the Paris Peace Conference. He was significant because he wrote most of the Treaty of Versailles. His goal was to punish Germany in every way possible, so that they would never be strong enough to harm his country, which led to his idea for Peace of Vengeance.
  • Self-determination in Paris

    Self-determination, the belief that countries should be allowed to set up their own democratically elected government. This was significant because it was one of the main points that President Wilson covered in the Fourteen Points.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles created by the leaders of the victorious Allies, but mostle wrriten by the French and British and signed by Germany to stop the war. It was very significant because the treaty stripped away Germany of all army, navy and airforce. It also stated that Germany had to repair war damages and pay for everything, which led to be around 32 billion marks. Also, Germany had to acknowledge guilt for causing World War I. Finally, they would lose all their colonies to Britain/France.
  • Obregon overthrows Carranza

    Since Carranza did not support the constitution, he was overthrown by one of his generals named Alvaro Obregon. The significance of this was that Obregon supported the reforms of the constitution, particularly land reform. Also he promoted public education.
  • Joseph Stalin becomes General

    Stalin was a Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party. He was significant because he killed a lot of people and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition.
  • Communist Party in Russia

    The Bolsheviks renamed their party to the Communist Party. They were significant because in 1924, they created a constitution based on socialist and democratic principles.