The Great War By hmuhlheim1 Mar 6, 1911 Chinese Nationalists oust the last Qing emperor, Puyi China was then ruled by the Nationalists, and after that, the Communists. Mar 6, 1914 World War I begins as Austria declares war of Serbia After Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assasinated by The Serbian Nationalist group the black hand, Austria declared war on Serbia. Mar 6, 1917 U.S. Enters the war After a German u-boat sunk the Lusitania and the Germans offered US land to Mexico in exchange for their involvment in the war, the US entered the war. Mar 6, 1918 Armistice signed as Allies defeat Central Power Although Kaiser Wilhelm wanted the war to go on, his top generals decided to sign the Armistice. Mar 6, 1920 Gandhi leads Indian camapaign of civil disobedience Mar 6, 1923 Mustafa Kemal transforms Turkey into Republic After the Great War the Ottoman Empire fell and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. Mar 6, 1934 Mao Zedong heads Long Marc After being cornered by Nationalist troops, the communists were forced to march far away into the mountains of north-western China, a journey of 8,000 miles.