World War 1 TImeline

  • Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

    A Serbian nationalist assassinated the heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Ferdinand
  • Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia

    In retaliation for the assassination of their heir, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, sparking World War 1
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    Schliffen Plan

    Germany invaded France through Belgium in the west and confronted Russia from the east
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    First Battle of the Marne

    French and British forces confront the invading German army, driving the Germans to the north
  • Sinking of the Lusitania

    The British ship Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine, to the outrage of Americans
  • The US Joins the War

    Congress approved President Wilson's request for a declaration of war against Germany
  • Russian Revolution

    Russia overthrows its leader over the course of November 1917 and proceeds to drop out of World War 1
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    Second Battle of the Marne

    Turned the war in the Allie's favor
  • Armistice of Germany

    Germany was forced to seek Armistice on November 11, 1918
  • Treaty of Versailles

    This Treaty attempted to make peace between all participants of WW1, but instead only succeeded in stirring up animosity between its writers and Germany