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Outbreak of World War I

  • Triple Entente

    Triple Entente
    The Triple Entente, later known as the Allies, consisted of France, Britain, and Russia. The Triple Entente is displated in the yellow on the map.
  • Tiple Alliance

    Tiple Alliance
    The Triple Alliance consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
  • Austria-Hungary takes control of Bosnia

    Austria-Hungary takes control of Bosnia
    Announcing the annexation was a decision that was more or less a stopgap to preserve the delicate balance of power in Europe. In the image is a picture of Bosnia and the land that Austria-Hungary gained.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is Assassinated in Sarajevo

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is Assassinated in Sarajevo
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, visited the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. While driving through the city, Serbian nation-alist Gavrilo Princip stepped from the crowd and shot the Archduke and his wife Sophie. Princip was a member of the Black Hand, an organization promoting Serbian national-ism. The assassinations touched off a diplomatic crisis.
  • Austria-Hungary Declares war on Serbia

    Austria-Hungary Declares war on Serbia
    Austia-Hungary declared was because of the assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This was the first action toward war after the assasination.
  • Germany invaded Belgium

    Germany invaded Belgium
    Also known as the Schefflin Plan, it called for a holding action against Russia, combined with a quick drive through Belgium to Paris; after France had fallen, the two German armies would defeat Russia. As German troops swept across Belgium, thousands of civilians fled in terror.
  • A German U-Boat Sinks the Lusitania

    A German U-Boat Sinks the Lusitania
    1,198 people were lost, with 128 of them being Americans. The Germans defended their action on the grounds that the liner carried ammunition. Despite Germany’s explanation, Americans became outraged with Germany because of the loss of life. American public opinion turned against Germany and the Central Powers.
  • The First battle of the Somme Begins

    The First battle of the Somme Begins
    During the First Battle of the Somme which began on July 1, 1916, and lasted until mid-November the British suffered 60,000 casualties the first day alone. Final casualties totaled about 1. 2 million, yet only about seven miles of ground changed hands. This bloody trench warfare, continued for over three years.
  • Zimmerman Note Discovered

    Zimmerman Note Discovered
    Zimmermann note, a telegram from the German foreign minister to the German ambassador in Mexico that was intercepted by British agents. The telegram proposed an alliance between Mexico and Germany and promised that if war with the United States broke out, Germany would support Mexico in recovering
    “lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona."
  • U.S. declares war on Germany

    U.S. declares war on Germany
    All ships trading with Britain, including those of neutral countries such as the United States would be targets for their submarines and would be sunk without warning. This was said when U.S. declared war on Germany.
    The image of the man running is talking about the U.S. making strides toward being succesful in the war. Him running is also showing how the U.S. was energetic when they were heading to war which gave the Allies a boost of energy towards winning the war.