World War 1, The Great Depression, Treaty of Versailles

By hb5777
  • Nationalism

    Most historians would suggest that Nationalism developed in England and France over the course of their state-building. Certainly in England national identity was well established by the Tudor period, and took precedence over any local identity.
  • Militarism

    Since 1870 countries militaries have been growing. In 1870 Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Britain, France, and Russia gained 94 men. In 1880 they gained 130 men. 1890 154, 1900 286, 1910 289. and 1914 398. The effects on it is that the European powers were prepared for war by 1914.
  • Alliances

    Triple Alliance:
    This included Germany, Italy, and Austria. This treaty was developed following the Dual Alliance between Germany and Austria, signed in 1879. Italy joined the union in 1882, and the Triple alliance was created.
  • Russian Alliance

    When the Germans allowed the Reinsurance treaty to become invalid in 1890, the French saw an opportunity to gain a crucial advantage. In 1891 they formed the Franco-Russian Entente. This agreement stated that both sides would consult eachother if either nation were threatened by another. In 1892 the agreement developed into a military convention, which in 1894 developed into a full alliance.
  • Imperialism

    Another cause was that European nations ruled smaller countries, called colonies, and competed with each other to amass more colonies. Gathering colonies became known as Imperialism. Both France and Britain had many colonies in Africa and Asia. Now Germany and Italy decided they wanted a colonial empire too. They were jealous of the countries that had other places where they could gather raw materials and cheap labor.
  • Entente Cordiale

    This includes England and France.
    Agreement to settle past colonial differences, especially Morocco and Egypt. This was less formal than a formal alliance
  • The assassination of Archduke and his wife Sophia

    They were shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip.
  • Militarism

    Militarism ended and European countries were prepared for war.
  • Germany gives Austria a blank check

    6 July 1914 Germany in effect gave its unqualified support to anything that Austria-Hungary might do regarding the Sarajevo assassination. This is referred to as the 'blank check'. It is widely cited as evidence that Germany was actively inciting Austria-Hungary to set in train a series of events that would lead to a major war
  • WW1 started

    It started off by the assassination of Archduke and his wife.
  • Great Britain entered the war

    Germany attacked France through Belguim. Only hours later Britain delcared war on Germany
  • The sinking og Lusitania

    a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from New York to Liverpool, England. Out of 1900 people on board more than 1100 parished including more than 120 americans
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    British recieved a telegram from German foreign minister Arther Zimmerman to the minister of mexico
  • US enters the war

    the impact is the once Germans knew that American troops arrived in force, they would overwhelm the Germans. Therefore they decided to launch one last massive offensive to gain victory before America could transport enough troops to Europe
  • End of Imperialism

    Once this war ended, all the Empires were so shattered that they had to give up many of their colonies. It was also such a horrific war that most leaders realised that having a great Empire isn't really worth all the destruction
  • The Treaty of Versallies

    The war ended with the signing of the treaty of versallies.
  • The Rise of Hitler

    n Hitler joined the political party known as the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – DAP (German Workers' Party).
  • The Great Depression

    It was the longest downturn in history. In the United States, the Great Depression began soon after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors