The Great War

  • Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    This event caused a "chain reaction" within the alliance system throughout Europe. one declaration of war brought up supports which drug those supporters into the war.
  • WWI begins

    Austria rejects peace with Serbia pulling Russia (Serbia's) ally into the war
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    The Schlieffen plan

    Germany intended to attack on the western front first. they intended to use the Belgium railroads but when they were not allowed access to them they declared war on Belgium
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    Russian offensive

    The Russians drove the Austrians deep into their own territory
  • 1st Battle of the Marne

    The Germans were attacked by the French Northeast of Paris and were driven back nearly 60 miles.
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    Trench Warfare

    Miles of trenches are dug out for battle. This caused great losses with little gain. The life was a horror and going out into the space betwee trenches A.K.A no mans land waz suicide.
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    Battle of Verdun

    the Germans launch an anttack againt the French at Verdun.
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    Battle of the Somme River

    in an attempt to relieve the German pressure on the French attacked the Germans Northwest of Verdun. both side suffered major casualties.
  • Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

    In response to British blockades th Germans started attcking british ships without warning.
  • U.S. enters the war

    After multiple intercepted threats from German leades made it to the U.S. government, the U.S. entered the war on the side of the allies.
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    Russian Revolution

    Communist leader Vladimir Ilynch Lenin took power and intended to sign a peace treaty with Germany.
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    Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Germany and Russia signed a peace treaty. Russia was forced to give up lands which now include Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
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    Second battle of the Marne

    the U.S. attacks germany with over 2 million troops and 350 tanks.
  • WWI ends

    After other German allies surrender Germany finally surrenders ending the war.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The allied powers excluding the U.S. sing the treaty of Versailles with Germany.