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World War 1

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  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    Franz decided to show off his wife in a place where he could since his family and royal others didnt accept her because she was not royal when they wedded. They were driving through Sarajevo and the driver lost control of the car. Than a man named Gavrilo Princip came up to the window, shot both his wife and Franz in the chest. His wife died instantly and Franz later on died in the hospital.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
    They declared war on Serbia because they were the cause of the assassanation of Franz Ferdinand. Austria made ten demands for Serbia. Serbia accepted all but the last demand.
  • Germany invades Belgium

    Germany invades Belgium
    As German troops swept across Belgium, thousands of civilians fled in terror. This plan called for a holding action against Russia, combined with a quick drive through Belgium to Paris. After France had fallen, the two German armies would defeat Russia.
  • Battle of Tannenburg

    Battle of Tannenburg
    The Germans captured over 100,000 Russian prisoners.
  • First battle of the Marne

    First battle of the Marne
    The allies counterattacked against German forces, with little success. the Germans tried attacking the French line but they failed. German forces were forced to withdraw. It came clear that the war was going to be a long struggle
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    A German submarine sunk the Lusitania. The sinking of this ship poisened American and German relations but did not immediatly result in war
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    Was one of the major battles. Fought between German and French armies. It ended in a French victory.
  • Battle of the Jutland

    Battle of the Jutland
    Was the largest navle battle in WW1. They both claimed victory even though it seemed like the Germans one because the Germans captured some Britains and the British didnt capture anything.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    One of the largest battles in WW1 Resulting in 1.5 million deaths. Between British, French, and German. It was won by the allies.
  • 3rd battle of Ypes

    3rd battle of Ypes
    Allied victory costs over half a million casualties.
  • US declares war

    US declares war
    America declared war on Germany.
  • USSR withdraws form War

    USSR withdraws form War
    Russia signs a peace treaty with central powers and loses land as part of the negotiations.
  • German Spring offensive of 1918

    German Spring offensive of 1918
    German attack along the Western Front. It was intended to draw forces away from the Channel Ports. But the planning process diluted the strategy.
  • Chateau-Thierry

    US troops help stop the German advance on Paris
  • 2nd battle of Marne

    2nd battle of Marne
    The turning point of the war. Allies advance steadily after defeating the Germans
  • WW1 ends

    WW1 ends
    They signed peace treaties .