WWI and Modern Revolution Timeline

By gheya
  • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

    Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
    He became Mexico’s first president and served as president 11 times, he fought against Spain for his country’s independence and led Mexican forces in the Texas Revolt. After defeat they were forced to sign the Treaty of Velasco to admit Texas’ independence and got exiled for it.
  • Independence of Mexico

    Independence of Mexico
    This event is important because now Mexico was independent. It is not under spains control anymore.
  • Texas Revolt

    Texas Revolt
    American Citizens were encouraged by Mexican to move to the Mexican territory of Texas to populate the country. The Anglos agreed to this and for inexpensive land pledged to follow Mexican laws. As the number of Anglos rose, tensions also developed the Texas colonists wanted a greater self-government but Mexico refused. Stephan Austin (leading Anglo) encourages revolt against Mexico in 1835. Santa Anna then lost battle at San Jacinto and was forced to sign a treaty in return for his release.
  • La Reforma

    La Reforma
    Liberal reform movement led by Juarez. It main goals were to redistribute land, separate church and state and provide more educational opportunities for the poor. This was the basis of revolutionary ideas in Mexico.
  • Benito Juarez

    Benito Juarez
    Known for good leadership qualities, he enforced La Reforma and was elected as president. He also protected Mexico the French Invasion of 1867.
  • The Triple Alliance

    The Triple Alliance
    The triple alliance was formed between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy. They promised each other mutual military support is France or Russia should attack them. The formation of the Triple alliance as one of the first signs of hostility leading to WWI, and lead to the formation of the Triple Enente.
  • The Central Powers

    The Central Powers
    The central powers formed after WWI started. Central powers; was the alliance of Germany, Austria- Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. They are important because they were one of the sides fighting in the war. Fighting against the other side, the allies.
  • Fransisco Madero

    Fransisco Madero
    Was born into am extremely rich family, educated in France and US. Believed in democracy and wanted a stronger hold on Mexico. After announcing his presidency in 1910 was arrested by Diaz. From exile in US, Madero called for armed revolution against Diaz.
  • The Ten Tragic Days (February 9 - 18)

    The Ten Tragic Days (February 9 - 18)
    A revolt fought in downtown Mexico City. It was Led by Felix Diaz, nephew of former dictator Porfirio Diaz, tried to bring down the government of President Francisco Madero. The rebels won. General Huerta was the new dictator/president of Mexico. Former president Madero was imprisoned and four days later he was killed.
  • Nationalism

    this is the idea of pledging pride and loyalty to one's own country and people. Like militarism, it is a form of patriotism. Along with militarism, nationalism was a mindset of people that led to WWI. This is becuase each one strived to prove itself more powerful than the other.
  • New Weapons of War

    New Weapons of War
    The introduction of new weapons made WWI extremely chaotic, with devastating effects on poeple. some weapons were; posion gas, tanks, biplanes, bomber airships, and submarines. The nations thought this would end the war faster but all it did was kill more poeple effectively. They lost their sense of militarism and declared WWI the war to end all wars.
  • Assassination Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    On this day Gavirlo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand Austria-Hungary on his tour of Bosnia. Princip was a member of a Serbian terrorist group, The Black Hand, who wanted an independence nation of Serbia. This assassination caused Austria-Hungry to declare war on Siberia, starting WWI
  • Germany declare war on Russia

                  Germany declare war on Russia
    Kaiser Wilhelm II, leader of Germany through most of WWI. His militarism and involvement in the triple alliance led to him declaring war on Russia on August 1, 1914.
  • Great Britain declare war on Germany

    This is the day When Great Britain declared war on Germany. It was caused when the Germans Invaded neutral Belgium to get France. Britain declaring war on Germany finalized the declarations of war in WWI.
  • Unrestricted Submarine warfare

    Unrestricted Submarine warfare
    Germany established a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare mainly concentrated on the Atlantic Ocean. It stated that Germany submarines, U-boat, would sink any ship in the water around Britain without warning. However Germans were sinking any American ships, some not from war. This, followed by conspiracy of the Zimmermann note, led the U.S.A to join WWI on the side of the allies.
  • February Revolution

    February Revolution
    The February Revolution starts on International Women's Day. Militant women textile workers, many of whom are soldiers' wives, start a massive strike in Petrograd, regardless of the protests of their own union leadership. 128,000 workers take to the streets, and among their chief demands is an end to the World War and an increase in food.
  • Arrest Lenin

    Arrest Lenin
    The Provisional Government arrested Lenin, because they claim he is a German spy, and that the Bolsheviks incited the uprising.
  • Bolsheviks

    The more radical group of Russian Marxist supporters who was led by V.I Lenin, and who emerged after the Russian Industrialization. They also led to the Russian Revolution and called themselves Bolshevik Red guards.
  • Proletariat

    Proletariat is like the working class and is sometimes reffered to as the lower class. Workers were not satisfied with their lives so they planned out many strikes. Its important because it brought many revolutionary moments.
  • Fourteen Points

    President Woodrow Wilson appeared before a joint session of Congress and made this address suggesting possible peace terms to end the four-year-old conflict in which soldiers from England, France, Germany, Russia and many other nations had died by the millions. he told 14 points but only the fourteenth point was accepted though.
  • Armistice

    Kaiser Wilhem II was forced to flee to Denmark, and Germany became a republic, dropping out of war. This meant that there was no longer a need to continue the war. Thus on November 11, 1918 11 a.m an armistice, a permanent ceasefire was signed between France and Germany, officially marking the end of WWI.
  • Georges Clemenceau

    Georges Clemenceau
    Georges Clemenceau was representing France In the big four. Him and the British Representative were important because they really wanted Germany to get punished. He punishes them with the Treaty of Versailled were Germany had to pay back and give up many things.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Big Four, consisting of Italy, Great Britain, France and the United States, met in the Paris Peace Conference in Versailles to debate the outcomes of WWI. After the June 28 1919 Paris Peace Conference in Versailles, The Treaty of Versailles was signed was signed by representatives of the Central Powers and Allies. Germans were blamed and punshed for the world war I.
  • War-guilt clause

    War-guilt clause
    Article 231 in the Treaty of Versailles that most angered the German. It put harsh military restrictions on the German army and forced Germany to take full blame for the war. It sparked bitter hatred throughout the hearts of all Germans and ultimately left them wanting revenge. Many people believed this was the cause of WW2.
  • Leage of Nations

    Leage of Nations
    Woodrow Wilson’s fourteenth point in the fourteen points. Its job would be to work as an international peace Organization and work disputes among nations in a peaceful manner. Would have been a great idea but was weakened by the fact that the US never joined.
  • Soviet

    Helped the Bolshevik Red Army overthrow the Provisional Government establishing themselves in cities around Russia to spread revolutionary ideas of communism. In 1992 united with Bolsheviks and formed the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republic.
  • Communist Party

    Communist Party
    After lenin seized power for himself and the Bolsheviks in Russia, he conducted and ecenomical and political restructure. In 1922 he organized Russia into several self-governing republics under a central government, the USSR. The bolsheviks, the party in control of Russia's governmental affairs, renamed themselves the communist Party to symbolize the equal communist society that was to exist in Russia. THey also created a constitution based on the ideals of socialism and democracy.
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    General of secretary of the Communist Party who claimed absolute power if Russia after Lenin’s death as a dictator and exiled the other notable man for the power, Trotsky. He turned Russia into a Totalitarian state.