History Project

  • Growing Balkan Nationalism/Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Growing Balkan Nationalism/Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    The growing of nationalism broke down the Ottoman millet concept. Ferdinand was annexed by Ausria Hungary in 1908 and was heir to the throne there. The first person that tried to kill him threw a bomb at his car. When he stopped in front of Gavrilo Princip, Princip pulled out a gun and shot Ferdinand in the face.
  • Alliance System Building

    Alliance System Building
    Austria- Hungary and Germany made an alliance to protect
    themselves from Russia, and A-H made an alliance with Serbia.There was an agreement between France and Britain. Britain, Russia, and France agreed not to sign for peace seperately.
  • Trench Warfare

    Trench Warfare
    The Allies used many different forms of trenches. The first form was the firing and attack trench. It was located very close to Germany's front trench. There was also a reserve trench, which was placed back away and contained certain supplies that would be available for emergencies if the first trenches would be captured by enemies.
  • Bolshevik Revolution

    Bolshevik Revolution
    It began in 1917, Anarchist and Bolshevik enemies had their own part in wrecking the Russian Army's ability to fight. The Bolshevik leader, Vladimir Lenin, also named the Russian revolution and the Communist Revolution of Russia
  • Unrestricted Warfare

    Unrestricted Warfare
    Germany used the tactic of unrestricted submarine warfare for the first time on January 9th, 1917. One of the reasons why America actually joined the war was because of unrestricted submarine warfare. It had a major impact on World War One.
  • U-Boats

    U-Boats
    The first country to use submarines in the war was Germany. The decision to do so was in February of 1917. It was the reason for why the United States entered the war. In 1914 through 1918 the destruction caused by the U-boats was very great.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    The British found the reason for a telegram from Arthur Zimmermann a German Minister to Mexico's German Minnister, von Eckhardt. Zimmerman offered Mexico the United States land if they would help Germany in the war. This particular message helped the United States get into the war and it changed history. The British told Wilson about the the telegram on February 24.
  • US Entrance

    US Entrance
    President Woodrow Wilson announced declaration for the war in April 2, 1917. The U.S. Senate decided to support the decision to partake in the war against Germany on April 4, 1917. The House agreed upon it two days later.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles was basically a forced peace because Germany could not change the terms. It was a settlement between President Wilson and his desire to make peace with French leader Clemenceau.
  • Growing Militarization

    Growing Militarization
    Britain and Germany were both building up their militaries. This increase in the militay's power was one of the main causes that helped lead the countries into war.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    The League of Nations was to take out the four major problems of European states in the past. It would create a world of states that are independant nations, and would not allow outsiders into it.
  • Lenin

    Lenin
    Vladimir Lenin was a leader of the Russian Revolutionary. He was also the Bolshevik Party's leader, which took power in October of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Lenin then became the USSR leader when it was found in 1922.
  • Rise of Fascism

    Rise of Fascism
    The first movement of fascism to gain power was Mussolini's Blackshirts in Italy of 1922. That was a movement that resembles what fascism was in Italy. It was a system That helped the government and social organization. Of course, another problem in creating a fascist label is that the belief of the Italian fascists and the German Nazis often did not measure up completely with the political policies that they were trying to accomplish.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The great depression lasted from 1929 through 1939. In 1929, the Wall Street Crash led the United States into economic depression. All Americans were alarmed, this made them call in their loans to other countries and made sure to stop foreign goods entering the country. This then created an economic depression across the rest of the world. The unemployment rate in Britain rose to 2.5 million in 1933.
  • Germany Taking Over

    Germany Taking Over
    Germany, Britain, and France agreed to end the reparation payments forced on the countries that were defeated after World War I. In July 1934 Austrian and German Nazis together attempted to overthrow the system but were unsuccessful.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Civil War
    There was a revolt against Spain's Republican government , which was supported by traditional wayss within the country. On the Nationalist there were Roman Catholics, businessmen, landowners, and important military elements. On the Republican side there were agricultural labourers, an educated middle class, and urban workers.
  • German Invasion of Poland

    German Invasion of Poland
    Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939. The invaders defeated the army of Poland in a couple of weeks. In October 1939, Germany tried to add those Polish parts of land along their eastern border. Nazi Germany took control of the rest of Poland when they took over the Soviet Union in June of 1941. Poland remained under German control until January of 1945.
  • Fall of France

    Fall of France
    In the spring of 1940, a couragous Germany set itself as one of the best conquerors of nations. It successfully invaded and took control of six countries in less than 100 days. On April 9, 1940, the Germans took over Denmark, which it completely captured in just six hours. The smaller countries were taken over within a couple weeks, but France kept fighting until June 22, when it willingly signed an armistice with Germany.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    Evacuation of Dunkirk
    The advancing army of Germany made the armies of the British and French fight on certain beaches in Dunkirk. 330,000 men were trapped on these beaches and they were easy targets for Germany's powerful army. Smaller boats had to pick up men who would be transferred to larger boats that were farther offshore.
  • Battle of Britain

    Battle of Britain
    The Battle of Britain began in July and the Luftwaffe concentrated on attacking ships in the English Channel and towns and defences on the coast. It was a fight between the British Royal Air force and the Luftwaffe which went over Britain between July and October of 1940. It was the result of a German plan to be more superior in the air over the English Channel and Southern Britain by destroying their airforce.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    Japan had made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, an American naval base in Hawaii. They also had decided to declare war on the US and Britain. President Roosevelt on the next day declared war on Japan. Japan failed to destroy the all of the major US aircraft carriers and ships.
  • Battle of Stalingrad

    Battle of Stalingrad
    It was the battle that had been consistent in Stalingrad from August to February. Throughout the years, the horrific fighting at Stalingrad has sacrificed human life for the countries pride. It's considered to have been the turning point in World War Two in Europe.
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    On June 6, 1944, D-Day had occured, a courages army went across many different countires, from England to France and, Normandy. It attacked the Nazi groups the were in western Europe.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    On May 8, 1945 was the Victory in Europe, also known as VE Day, and it marked the actual end of war. Some Germans continued the fight against armies for the days after VE Day. On 15 August, victory in Japan read the last rights of World War 2. Britain then began to move on.
  • Bombing of Tokyo

    Bombing of Tokyo
    The raids of fire on Japan started in 1945. General Curtis LeMay was the one who ordered them, because they were having accuracy troubles. American bombers continued to drop nearly 2,000 tons on Tokyo. The attack destroyed large quantities of the Japanese capital and killed 100,000 civilians.
  • Midway/Guadalcana

    Midway/Guadalcana
    On August 6, 1945, during the war an American bomber deployed the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima in Japan.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    On August 6, 1945, during the war , America dropped a bomb over Hiroshima. The explosion of the bomb destroyed close to the entire city and killed almost 100,000 people. Some were killed by the radiation. Three days later, a second bomber dropped another bomb on Nagasaki, killing many more people. Japan's Emperor Hirohito finally stated his country's sad surrender in the war on August 15.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    All had been proud of the victory over the Japanese on August 15, 1945, even though the Japanese General did not actually surrender with a document until September. Both of these dates are known as VJ Day. It marked the end of the war and also the entire end of the War.