Russia, France, and Great Britian go to war against Germany and Austria-Hungary
Because of the assissination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife.
British Blockade of German ports begins
Conducted by the Allie Powers.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
This assassination led to many huge events during this time leading up to war in July in 1914.
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
When Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed war was declared.
Battle of Tannenburg
Worst defeat in World War 1 and Russia never fully recovered.
Trench Warfare Underway on the Western front
Used for soldiers to fight and protect the main areas.
First Battle of the Marne (Germnany invades France)
Was the first World War Battle.
Both sides set down their weapons and forgot about there hatred towards one another and met in No Mans land. Here they celebrated christmas and had the christmas spirit spread during this bloody, cold war.
Battle of Gallipoli starts in Turkey
Russians were threatened by The Turks.
Was known for the Armenian Holocause. Caused by the World War 1. Many people were killed and slaughtered.
Sinking of the Lusitania
Sunk by a German U-boat
Battle Of Verdun
Considered one of the most greatest and longest war in world history.Involved many men and was very long.
Battle of the Somme
58,000 British soldiers were killed on the first day of this war.
This is why this is an immportnat war.
German Policy of unrestricted submarine warfare
The Germans were not doing well on the western front so they used this as a back up plan.
This was written by German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann.
Mutiny breaks out among French and German soldiers
Happened on the western front in France and millions of French soldiers died.
United States enters the war
Took a while to get soldiers for this war.
Germany could not win the war
Russia withdraws from the war (Treaty of Brest-Litvosk)
Due to shortage of supplies and weapons.
President Wilson's Fourteen Points Plan
Written to have some say during the war. This document shows 14 different sayings about what should and shouldnt happen during the war.
It was the worste epidemic in history and killed thousands of people.
Armistice Signed (Fighting in World War I ends)
Agreement that ended the World War 1.
Paris Peace Conference Begans
Determined to get a treaty that would end the first world war,