Great War Timeline

  • Chinese Nationalists oust the last Qing emperor, Puyi

    The Chinese nationalists or Kuomintang succeeded in overthrowing the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Puyi. The Qing dynasty had rulled China from 1644.
  • World War I begins as Austria declares war of Serbia

    When Austria annexed Bosnia. Since there was a large slavic population in Bosnia, tensions grew. After the assassination of the Austrian Archduke, the Austrians declared war on Serbia.Then all of the Alliances fought each other in a all out war.
  • U.S. Enters the war

    The United States wouldn't enter the world war if it wasn't for a few things. First, the Germans sunk a US passenger ship called the Lusitania. The United states would not have entered the war if it wasn't for the sinking of this ship. They joined the allies becuase they had financial bonds with the British.
  • Armistice signed as Allies defeat Central Powers

    The Treaty of Versailles was signed to end the Great War and the Allies took the victory over the Central Powers. The treaty was said to be "build on quicksand" because it did little to build a lasting peace.
  • Gandhi leads Indian camapaign of civil disobedience

    Ghandi used methods of civil disobedience to deteriorate the British government. He and tens of thousands of followers refused to buy british products to support their economy. One example is his salt march. He an thousands of people hated Salt acts. They walked 240 miles to the seacoast and collected the salt from evaporated sea water.
  • Mustafa Kemal transforms Turkey into Republic

    Mustafa Kemal wanted to achieve his goal of transforming Turkey into a modern nation. He seperated laws of Islam from the laws of the nation, abolished religious courts and created a new legal system based on European law, granted women the right to vote, and he launched government-funded programs to industrialize turkey.
  • Mao Zedong heads Long March

    The communist party of China were hiding in mountains and the nationalists were on a mission to hunt them down. The communists knew they would be doomed if they fought the nationalist army that was 6 times as big as theirs. They begain a long journey called the Long March. Thousands of people died from hunger, cold, exposure, and battle wounds.