Trip and Alex WWI timeline

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    Pre-War Militarization in Europe

    From the Tangier Crisis of 1905 during which there was a small conflict between Germany and France, to the beginning of World War One, the heads of Europe began to integrate military matters with diplomacy, and to cautiously prepare for a possible war.
  • Growing Balkan Nationalism

    Growing Balkan Nationalism
    the Balkan League was formed in 1912, which included Serbia, Bulgeria, Montenegro, and greece. there purpose was to defeat the ottoman empire. The ottomans were going through wars of their own which weaken them and gave the balkans a chance to attack. This led to the First Balkan war nand they were successful which gave them control of a lot of the ottomans land
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    Alliances Before WWI

    Before the war there was 2 alliances which concists of the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. The countries in the triple alliance were Germany, Austia-Hungary, and Italy. The countries in the triple entente were Britian, France, and Russia. During the war the Alliances Became Central Powersw (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Empire) and Allied Powers (Britain, France, Russia, Serbia, US, and colonies of Britain)
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    Trench Warfare

    In Early 1915, Trench Warfare began to take hold in the south east of France. Germany occupied Belgium, and was attempting to enter France. so that the Germans could better hold their positions, they dug out deep holes in the ground, and lived their for months while being constantly shelled upon by the enemy. Their were more deaths from disease than from the actual war, but trenches were very effective.
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    Use of German U-Boats

    German U-boats, Submarines of war, were an essential part to the maritime warfare of WWI. The U-boats were capable of sinking ships in a very short amount of time using their torpedoes. A U-Boat sank the Lucitania, and was partly responsible for the U.S. entrance into the war.
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    Sinking of the Lusitania
    German U-Boat fires a torpedo on the U.S. Ship "Lusitania". The germans suspected that the ship was being used to provide weapons to the allies. This is a reason for the ultimate joining into the war of the United States.
  • US entered WWI

    US entered WWI
    US wanted to remain neutral. There was unauthorized german submarines along the US east coast. German U-Boats sunk Lusitania in efforts to starve the island. The US had economic investments with the british and the french and if they were to lose then US would lose alot of money
  • Stalin as a leader

    Stalin as a leader
    Joseph Stalin grew up with a cobber father and a peasant mother. he won a scholarship to school and all of this made in a great leader. we went to jail and changed his name to Stalin which means "Man of Steel" because he thought it would help his image. he was a very tough, secret, and organized leader. He gained a lot of skills from his part of the Novemeber 1917 war which helped to make the Boelshevik Party
  • Start of the Bolshevik Revolution

    Start of the Bolshevik Revolution
    The Political Revolution known as the October Uprising began on the 7th of November, 1917. It was headed by the Bolshevik party who wanted a communist government for Russia, in place of the Czarist Government. Revolution culminated in the storming of the Winter Palace, and the assasination of the Czar , his family, and his ministers.
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    The League of Nations

    The league of nations came to be after WWI. the league nations is basically an organiztion having a represenative ifrom each country involved. Their main goal was to ensure that war would never brake out again
  • Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

    Signing of the Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty of Versailles was signed on the 28th of June, 1919. It marked the offical end of WWI, as well as the consequences for Germany, such as enormous concessions and reparations, as well as acceptance for having started the war.
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    the Great Depression

    Between WWI and WWII, the United states economy was in a depression. On october 29th, 1929, The US economy plunged to an all-time low. This spilled over into Europe, and set the stage for the rise of Fascism. Historians believe that the end of the Depression came from the start of WWII, because of the spike in employment, nationally.
  • facsim in Germany

    facsim in Germany
    After WWI, the allied powers forced germany to pay then billions of dollars for losing the war. this caused an econmic crists in germany. this crists made the people of germany more open minded to Hitler and to follow him.
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    Spanish Civil War

    In Spain, there were two parties, the Second Spanish Republic (The Established Government) and the Spanish Confederation of the Autonomous Right. A civil war followed, and each side gained powerful support. The Confederation recieved support from Nazi Germany, and Italy. The Rebels recieved support from Portugal, and the Soviet Union.
  • German Invasion of Poland

    German Invasion of Poland
    On September 1 , 1939, Germany and The Soviet Union Invaded Poland and annexed it into two parts. Because of this breach of the Treaty of Versailles, Britain entered the conflict. This marked the start of WWII in Europe.
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    German Invasion of Poland

    Germany invaded Poland in September of 1939. Wiithin a few weeks poland fell and germany took over. France and the Britiain were still recovering from the first world war but after the invasion they declared war on Nazi Germany which led to WWII
  • The Battle of Britain

    The battle of Britain was an air conflict that took place in Britain in the summer and autumn of 1940. It was fought between the British and the Germans, and caused much destruction in Britain. The German Airforce (Luftwaffe) were the major players in the battle.
  • Evacuation of Dunkirk

    On the 26th of May, 1940, the Allied Troops were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk, after a destructive loss at the battle of Dunkirk. Winston Churchill called the event a "military disaster", and the evacuation was part of a particularly painful low in the effort of the allies.
  • Fall of France

    France was invaded by Germany in late June 1940. France had previously been a strong point in the efforts of the allied forces. After it was captured, the Allies were left to fight the Axis Powers alone, and without one of their strongest allies, until the United States joined the cause.
  • Joseph Stalin (comparison to Lenin)

    Joseph Stalin (comparison to Lenin)
    Since the arrival of Vladimir Lenin in petrograd in 1917, communism was very popular in Russia. The Idea of complete equality appealed to the previously oppressed Russian people. Lenin envisioned a balanced and moral Russian Government. After Lenin's death, Joseph Stalin became the premiere of the Soviet union on the 6th of May, 1941. Stalin plunged Russia into a dark period of deportations, executions, and finally, purges. After his death in 1941, the harshness of his rule was repudiated.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack on peral harbor was a surprise military attack conducted by the japanese navy. it was intended to keep the US Pacific fleet from interfering with military actions of the japnese that were planning onSoutheast asia. This bombing led the US to become apart of WWII which was a mistake for the Central powers part.
  • The Battle of Midway

    On the 4th of June, 1942, six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, The American Navy defeated the Imperial Japanese Navy. This American Victory changed the Pacific Campaign drastically for the remainder of the war.
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    Battle Of Stalingrad

    The Battle of Stalingrad was said to be the turning point of WWII. It was between the Soviet union and the germans. after the luftwaffe bombing led the city of stalingrad to rubble. the battle of stalingrad was very brutal. killing over 2 million people. Germany never really recovered from this battle. which help the aliies significantly.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal

    The Battle of Guadalcanal was fought between the Japanase and the Americans around the island of Guadalcanal. It is rememered as the first offensive upon Japan by the United States. There were several other offensive attacks by the allies upon Japan following this one, and they eventually forced Japan to surrender.
  • D Day

    Allied troop landed on the beaches of normandy to fight off germany who had taken over france previously. the allies hoped the invasion would liberate Europe from Germany. The invasion of normandy was a sucess for the allies.
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    Tokyo Firebombings

    During the Spring and Summer of 1945, there were a string of attacks by the Allies on the city of Tokyo. Over the course of the bombings, Tokyo suffered 26.6% bombing damage, 100,000 deaths and 1000,000 homeless.
  • Victory of Europe

    the Western Allies crossed the Rhine after smashing through the heavily fortified Siegfried Line and overran Western Germany. After April 25 germany collapsed after the meeting of western and russian armies of torgau. Hitlers death left berlin a mess.The unconditional surrender of Germany was signed at Reims on May 7 and ratified at Berlin on May 8.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    On the 6th of August, 1945, the Allied Forces attacked the city of HIroshima, Japan, with an Atomic Bomb. Three days later, the city of Nagasaki was attacked with a similar bomb. The cities were destroyed, and the death toll would come to rise to about 150,000. These attacks ended the war in Japan.
  • Victory over Japan

    In August of 1945 in response to the bombing of hiroshima and nagasaki, japan announced that it unconditionally surrendered to the allies. in September of 1945 was the signing of the surrender document which officially ended world war II