July Crisis

  • Archduke of Austria-Hungary Assassinated

    Franz Ferdinand and his wife assassinated by a Serb
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    July Crisis

  • The Ultimatum

    Austria-Hungary sends an ultimatum to Serbia. They wanted to investigate the murder within Serb borders.
  • Reply and British interference

    Serbia replied stating that they accepted the demands except Austrian supervision, then they moved their army. Britain tried to negotiate a simpler solution but Germany rejected them.
  • WAR ON SERBIA

    AUSTRIA-HUNGARY DECLARES WAR ON SERBIA
  • Austria-Hungary bombards Bellgrade

  • Resisting mobilization

    Austria is encouraged to localize the war through dialogue with Moscow.
    Russia now under pressure by military leaders, and France (worried Russia is unprepared) to mobilizes their armt. France ensured Russia of support.
  • German Worry

    Germany is worried that they must mobilize and defeat France before Russia is able to fight back.
  • Russian and French Mobilization

    French military leader demands mobilization. Russia begins full mobilization with technical difficulties.
  • GERMANY DECLARES WAR ON RUSSIA

    UK REMAINS IMPARTIAL TO FRANCE