World War 1

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  • France & Prussia

    France & Prussia
    Franco-Prussian War in which a coalition of German states led by Prussia defeated France wThe Franco-Prussian War led to creation of a powerful German Empire with a military hich lasted a year.
  • Wilhelm II

    Wilhelm II
    With the accession of Wilhelm II to the German throne in 1888, the German foreign policy became more bellicose. Maintained the fragile peace between Russia and Austria-Hungary.
  • MAIN

    Militarism- The belief in building up a strong armed forces to prepare your country for war.
    Alliance System- Countries agreed to support one another in case of an attack. 2 alliances would emerge: Triple Entente and Triple Alliance .
    Imperialsim- Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Russia all scrambles for colonies in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Each nation wanted new trade markets and the raw materials of these new regions.
    Nationalism- Pride or devotion to one's country.
  • Russo-Japanesse War

    Russia and Japan had endured several years of disputes over control of Manchuria.The outcome of the war against the Japanese was a major blow for the Russians who lost almost entire Baltic and Pacific fleet.
  • Entente Cordiale

    a series of agreements signed between the United Kingdom and France, marking the start of the alliance against Germany and Austria-Hungary that fought the First World War.
  • Moroccan Crisis

    TheMoroccan Crisis (also known as the Tangier Crisis) was an international crisis over the status of Morocco. The crisis worsened German relations with both France and the United Kingdom, and helped ensure the success of the new Anglo-French Entente Cordiale.
  • Bosnian Crisis

    The Bosnian crisis of 1908–09, also known as the Annexation crisis, erupted when Austria-Hungary announced the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, territories formally within the sovereignty of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Italo-Turkish War

    The Italo-Turkish war was undertaken by Italy to gain colonies in North Africa by conquering the Turkish provinces of Tripolitana and Cyrenaica.
  • Balkan Wars

    The First Balkan War was fought between the members of the Balkan League were Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Montenegro and the Ottoman Empire.By a Few months the Balkan allies stripped the Ottoman Empire of its possessions and divided the conquered territory among themselves. In June, Bulgaria turned against its team due to a dispute over partition of Macedonia.
  • Ferdinands Assasination

    On June 28, 1914, then, Franz Ferdinand and Sophie were touring Sarajevo in an open car and 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip, happened to be loitering. So Gavrilo took the oppertionity and murdered them.
  • July Ultimatum

    At six o’clock in the evening on July 23, 1914 about one month after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, ambassador of the Austro-Hungarian Empir delivers an ultimatum to the Serbian foreign ministry. A few days later, the Austro-Hungarian troops invaded Serbia and started the devastating World War I.
  • Secrete Treaty

    Ottoman Empire (Turkey) and Germany sign a secret treaty of alliance.
  • Germany and France

    Germany declares war on France.
  • Belguim And Germany

    Germany invades Belgium, leading Britain to declare war on Germany.
  • The Western Front

    To avoid losing the territory already gained in France, the Germans began digging trenches. The British and French unable to break through the line of trenches, began to dig their own trenches. Throughout the entire war, neither side gained more than a few miles of ground along what became known as the Western Front.
  • Russia and Austria-Hungary

    Austria-Hungary invades Russia.
  • America Goes To War

    In the start if the War America declared its nuetrality. In 1916 most Amercians supported the allied powers, Woodrow Wilson was re-elected with the slogan- "He kept us out of War"-
  • Aviation and Planes In WW1

    At the start of the war in August 1914, British airmen were part of the British Army and commissioned officers had army ranks.When British aircraft took off navigation was based on map reading while in the air and if the lack of clouds allowed, looking out for landmarks on the ground to guide the pilots. If by chance German and Allied airmen came across one another, aerial combat was crude but deadly. Pilots flew in cramped cockpits so parachutes was impossible to carry even if it was allowed.
  • Marne

    Prevented Germans From marching on Paris
  • Ypres

    Allied and German forces begin the first of what would be three battles to control the city and its advantageous positions on the north coast of Belgium during the First World War.
  • The Christmas Truce

    Every gunshot and noises stop around Christmas Day and Germany and the British went into no mans land and exchanged gifts. It didn't last long until someone ordered to start the war again.
  • Tanks

    Though the tank was highly unreliable it did a great deal to end the horrors of trench warfare and brought back some mobility to the Western Front.
  • Sinking of Lusitania

    The Lusitania sailed from New York to Liverport. Carrying over 22 hundred people. The day before she sailed there were advertaisment saying there were in a german war zone. While they approched the south coast of irand there was a fog andthe captain could not see but recieved a lot of meessgaes warning him about german U boat. Later he decided to do a four point bearing. Captain did not know about the U-boat up ahead and the U-boat fired and sunk the Lusitania.
  • The War at Sea

    Germany and Britain were involved in a naval race for mastery of the seas. Britain had a long tradition of being the master of the seas and Germany knew that she was unlikely to win a naval war against Britain. On 7th May 1915, the passenger liner Lusitania, was torpedoed by a German submarine. Nearly 1200 civilians lost their lives.
  • Verdun

    It was to make General Philippe Pétain a hero in France. The casualties from Verdun and the impact the battle had on the French Army was a primary reason for the British starting the Battle of the Somme.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram

    In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister to the German Minister to Mexico, offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause.
  • Kiffin Rockwell

    Kiffin Rockwell
    Kiffin Yates Rockwell was born in 1892 in Newport,Tennessee. Rockwell was accepted by the Service Aeronautique, began flight training in September 1915 and in April became one of the founding pilots in the squadron initially known as the Escadrille Americaine. In May 1916, while on patrol at the front, he became the first American pilot to down an enemy plane.
  • Battle of the Somme

    The battle was one of the largest of World War I, in which more than 1,000,000 men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
  • German U-Boats

    U- Boat is an abbreviation of ‘unterseeboot’, which when translated into English means ‘undersea boat’.During WW1 Germany built 360 U-Boat submarines, 178 of which were lost. In total they were responsible for the loss of more than 11 million tons of allied shipping.
  • The Eastern Front

    The Eastern Front of that great war had a profound impact on the remainder of the 20th century, even though the Western Front with its British, French and American combatants achieved somewhat greater fame. More than three-million men died in the fighting, more than nine-million men were wounded.
  • Passchendaele

    The attack at Passchendaele was Sir Douglas Haig's attempt to break through Flanders. The battle was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies of World War I against the German Empire.
  • Cambrai

    The Battle of Cambrai was a British offensive and German counter-offensive battle in the First World War.
  • Marne

    The Second Battle of the Marne or Battle of Reims was the last major German Spring Offensive on the Western Front during the First World War.