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  • The Dual Alliance

    The Dual Alliance
    Germany unifies with Austria-Hungary to give themselves protection from Russia.
  • Austro-Serbian alliance

    Austro-Serbian alliance
    Serbia and Austria unified to prevent Serbia being taken over by Russia.
  • The Triple Alliance

    The Triple Alliance
    Austria-Hungry and Germany unify with Italy to prevent it from joining up with Russia.
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale
    A non formal unofficial alliance between France and Britain. An unofficial alliance with France and Britain.
  • Anglo-Russian Entente

    Anglo-Russian Entente
    Britain and Russia made an agreement.
  • Triple Entente

    Triple Entente
    Russia and France unite with Britain to combat the threat of Germany's army.
  • Franco Russian Alliance

    Franco Russian Alliance
    Russia and France joined forces to protect themselves from the German and Austrian armies.
  • Triple Entente (no separate peace)

    Triple Entente (no separate peace)
    Russia, France and Britain agreed to not sign a peace treaty seperately.
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of  Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Black Hand kills Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne. Triggers World War I.
  • World War I Begins

    World War I Begins
    Russia declares war on Austria-Hungary.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    Major trenches were built on both sides and were 400 mies long
  • U-boats & Unrestricted Warfare

    U-boats & Unrestricted Warfare
    German U-boats attacked and sunk merchant ships trading with the United States. This caused the United States to enter the war.
  • United States entry into World War I

    United States entry into World War I
    The Germans violated their agreement to let merchant and civilian ships be alerted before an attack and given time to escape. The Germans attacked the Lusitani and caused the United States to enter the war.
  • Bolshevik Revolution of 1917

    Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
    the Bolshevik's took over Soviet Russia by declaring that they would give more land to the poor and end the war that Russia's Czar didn't want to end without winning. However the Russian military at the time was very outmatched by the Germans and this cause the death of many Russian troops.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    A peace settlement signed in 1918 at the end of World War I. It was signed at the Versailles Palace near Paris.
  • World War 1 Ends

    World War 1 Ends
    A cease fire treaty was called into effect on November 11, 1918.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    An attempt to construct a peaceful global order. by 1920, forty-eight states had signed it. The United States did not participate.
  • Rise of Fascism in Italy

    Rise of Fascism in Italy
    Mussolini was the Dictator of Italy from 1922 to 1943 and the founder of Fascism. He made the Black Shirts, a Fascist party made up of war veterans. They were used to terrorize his political opponents.
  • Stalin coming to power in Russia

    Stalin coming to power in Russia
    Joseph Stalin beat out Leon Trotsky with his skills in politics and became the new leader of Russia. He was able to bring in his supporters onto the Central Committee. He tricked Trotsky by telling him the wrong date for Lenin's funeral to make him look bad. After coming to power, he exiled Trotsky. Stalin was different than Lenin because Lenin cared more for Russian citizens than the economy. Stalin made the Gulags, a labor camp for people who were against his theories.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    A time period in the United States where the Economy was very bad. Started when Wall Street crashed. Because of this the U.S. couldn't export as many goods and initiate trade with other countries as much. This caused the economy in other countries to suffer as well.
  • Rise of Fascism in Germany

    Rise of Fascism in Germany
    Hitler used Fascism to become popular with the people. He would go on about how great the German people were and how they needed to be recognized. He used his popularity to eventually gain control of Germany with his powerful Nazi Party.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    The Spanish army rebelled after the power shifted from the Nationalist political party to the Republican party. the army forcively removed the Republicans from leadership.
  • Growing Militarization

    Growing Militarization
    Militarization is when a country puts a lot of money into buying resources for wars, like buying weapons and training troops. A lot of this was going on before World War II all over the United States and Europe because of growing tensions between different countries and the formation of alliances.
  • Germany's invasion of Austria

    Germany's invasion of Austria
    Germany overwhelms Austria's military when they invaded. Germany did so because it sensed a weakness in Austria's military when their chancellor was assassinated.
  • Germany's invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Germany's invasion of Czechoslovakia
    Hitler invades Czechoslovakia and claims Bohemia. Once this occured the allies could no longer ignore Germany's excessive expansion. They decided to take action because they saw that it was no longer a unification of their people, but was instead a hostile takeover.
  • Spanish Civil War Ends

    Spanish Civil War Ends
    France ended the conflict between Nationalists and Republicans in Spain by defeating the rebels. The driving force behind this action was Spains strategic location and naval bases.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War 2 Begins
  • Germany invades Poland

    Germany invades Poland
    Germany invades Poland with a battleship, 62 German divisions, and 1,300 aircraft. This was a risky decision that alarmed the rest of the world as well as some of his own Generals. However, Hitler used the strategy of blitzkrieg to effectively defeat the Polish army.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    known as the miricle of dunkirk, 300 thousand ally troops were evacuated from the advancement of german foot soldiers by water craft such as civillian craft such as yatches and commercial fishing boats and non commercial fishing boats. these troops that were evacuated were despiratly needed back home to defend against an impendind nazi attack.
  • Germany attacks! The fall of France

    Germany attacks! The fall of France
    Even though the Allies had fortified France very well, the Germans were able to overpower the Allied powers with thier army using the blitzkrieg strategy Hitler created.
  • battle of britain

    battle of britain
    in may of 1940, German garrisons had overtaken Belgium, the Netherlands and the British Isles in the summer months of 1940. hitler directed a seriously effective force of over 1,350 bombers and 1,200 fighters against shipping, airfields, and towns, it became apparent that hitler wanted britain gone and when germany did bombing runs the fighter planes were called into a guard formation but found out fast that the formation was extremely bad as they lost heavy amounts of vehicals.
  • The Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor
    A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes descended on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault, killing approximately 2,400 Americans. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States into World War II.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    The turning point of world war 2 was when after blitkreig was used in the city of stalingrad. Single streets were battled over using cqc or close quaters combat. Germany had taken a large portion of the city but while the germans had taken the city during the day hours, the russians took back those portions during the night. The russians wouldnt let the germans take the city and ended up surrounding the germans in stalingrad with 1 million soldiers.
  • D-Day

    It was an major victorius assault against the Axis powers. 160,000 soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy. 9,000 soldiers were killed, but 100,000 soldiers were able to make it and marched down Europe, defeating Hitler's forces. This was a major event because it was a big step torwards defeating the Axis Powers.
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War II ends. Circa 1945.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    Victory in Europe day was made to mark the end of Hitler's War. This day means different things for different people. For some it is celebrating while for others it is so they can reflect upon the events in the war.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima

    Bombing of Hiroshima
    An American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and instantly killed 80,000 people. Thousands more eventually died of radiation poisoning.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    It was the day that the Allied powers celebrated their victory over Japan. This was an especially important victory for the Allies given that Japan was a prominant force in the Pacific.
  • Rise of Fascism in Japan

    Rise of Fascism in Japan
    The Japanese people thought that Japan did not have enough control over its country. They felt like they were somewhat being used by the United States. Hirohito was a quiet man without really that much of a say in the government. However he knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor and even aided in coming up with ideas to strike. Because the people of Japan are very proud people it was easy to use a nationalist system like fascism to gain popularity among them.