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World War I

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    World War I

    • Have at least 25 events (from your book or other sources)
      • Must have the importance of each event given in the description box in 1-2 sentences.
    • Must include at least 8 events with pictures.
    • Must define the events that both began and ended the war. - Must include every major treaty and battle described in your book.
      • Should include when major players either entered or left the war, or switched sides (e.g. the U.S. entering the war in 1917).
  • Archduke Assasinated

    Archduke Assasinated
    A Bosnian nationalist killed the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife too. The assassin was a member of the political terrortist society.
  • Austria Declares war on Serbia

    Austria Declares war on Serbia
    Austria Declares war on Serbia, eventhough they could not field an army until mid-August. The russians responded angrily.
  • Russia Orders Mobilization

    Russia Orders Mobilization
    Austria ordered mobilization against Russia. Russia then ordered general Mobliziation.
  • Austria Mobilized

    Austria Mobilized
    Austria ordered mobilization against Russia. Russia then ordered general Mobliziation.
  • Germans invade Belgium

    Germans invade Belgium
    The British had gauranteed Belgian neutrality, so Britain was now united against Germany.
  • Britain Declares war on Germany

    Britain Declares war on Germany
    Britain delcared war on Germany, offically starting the Great War.
  • Japan declares war on Germany

    Japan declared war on Germany using their alliance with Great Britain to declare war.
  • The Battle of Tannenberg

    The Battle of Tannenberg
    The Russian army invaded Prussia. The Germans won.
  • Battle of Masurian Lakes

    The Germans attacked the Russian First Army.
  • First Battle of the Marne

    First Battle of the Marne
    The French and the British were able to stop the Germans at the battle of the Marne. Thereafter, the war in the West became one of position.
  • Turkey enters the war, allied with the central powers

  • Russia and Turkey are now fighting

    Russia declared war on Turkey for siding with the central powers
  • Britain and France Declare war on Turkey

    Britain and France, having been allied with Russia, also declare war on Turkey.
  • Second Battle o Ypres

    Poison gas killed many allies and central powers.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania, a U-boat, was sunk. It contained American passengers aboard.
  • Italy comes to help out the allies in the war.

  • The Battle of Verdun

    The Germans attacked the French at Verdun, and the fighting continued for nine months.
  • Romania enters the war to help the allies defeat the central powers.

  • Battle of Jutland- it took place over naval ships, and the British destroyed many German fleets.

  • Battle of the Somme

    Many German soldiers died.
  • USA declared war on Germany because of the sunken u-boats

  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Russians signed a treaty with the Germans that ended the war on their part.
  • Battle of Amiens

    The British were ordered to attack the Germans, resulting in this battle.
  • The Hindenberg collapsed

    The Germans pushed them back beyond the Hindenberg line.
  • End of World War I

    Germany signed the Armistice of Compiègne, ending World War I.