Europena Timeline

By selujo
  • Herero and Namaqua Genocide

    the first genocide of the 20th century, begins in German South-West Africa. In Russia the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks form from the breakup of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party.
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente cordiale signed between Britain and France. Russo-Japanese War begins
  • Russo-Japanese War ends

  • Herero and Namaqua Genocide ends.

  • Austro-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina

    triggering the Bosnian Crisis
  • Balkan wars begin

    Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Serbia against the Ottoman Empire
  • WW1 starting

    Gavrilo Princip assassinates the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, triggering World War I.
  • The Defence of the Realm Act (DORA)

    this was passed in August 1914. DORA allowed the government to take over the coal mines, railways and shipping. Lloyd George became Minister of Munitions and set up state-run munitions factories. The government worked with the trade unions to prevent strikes.
  • Civilian Casualties

    57 zeppelin bombing raids after 1915, and the German navy shelled Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough.
  • Recruitment

    there was a huge poster campaign to get people to join up, and the government had to introduce conscription in 1916. Conscientious objectors could be imprisoned. Women were recruited into the armed forces as nurses, drivers, cooks and telephonists.
  • David Lloyd

    David Lloyd George becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • Battle of the Somme.

    It took place during the WW1 on either side of the river Somme in France
  • Russian Civil War.

    Russian Revolution ends the Russian Empire; beginning of Russian Civil War.
  • USA join the Allies for the last 17 months of World War I.

  • Rationing

    a fixed allowance for sugar, meat, butter, jam and tea was introduced in 1918. British Summer Time was also introduced to give more daylight working hours.
  • End of the WW1

    End of World War I and so German Revolution begins.
  • Murder of Tsar Nicholas II and his family

  • Treaty of Versailles redraws European borders

    It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other Central Powers on the German side of World War I were dealt with in separate treaties.
  • Adolf Hitler becomes Führer

    Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of the Nazi Party as hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic begins.
  • Union of USSR

    . The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the world's first officially Communist state, is formed.
  • The Beer Hall Putsch

    The Beer Hall Putsch, an attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic, ends in failure and brief imprisonment for Adolf Hitler but brings the Nazi Party to national attention.
  • Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic ends

    Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic ends with the introduction of the Rentenmark.
  • The Walt Disney Company is founded.

  • Death of Vladimir Lenin.

  • Benito Mussolini gains dictatorial powers in Italy

  • The Kellogg-Briand Pact is signed in Paris.

    65 nations agreed not to use force to settle arguments
  • The Second Spanish Republic is declared.

  • British commonwealth

    Statute of Westminster creates the British Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Nazy party

    The Nazi party becomes the largest single party in the German parliament.
  • Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.

  • No more league of Nations

    Japan and Germany announce they are going to leave the League of Nations.
  • Night of the Long Knives

    Adolf Hitler instigates the Night of the Long Knives, which cements his power over both the Nazi Party and Germany.
    Then with the death of President Hindenburg, Hitler declares himself Fuhrer of Germany.
  • Beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

  • WW2

    Japanese invasion of China, and the beginning of World War II in the Far East
  • Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany

    Munich agreement hands Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany.
  • Unification of Germany and Austria

    Anschluss unifies Germany and Austria
  • Mean while in Spain...

    End of Spanish Civil War; Francisco Franco becomes dictator of Spain.
  • Invasion of Poland

    Nazi invasion of Poland triggers the beginning of World War II in Europe. Soviet invasion of Poland begins 16 days later.