World war I

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    World war I

    Evets leading up to world war I.
  • Elms telegram

    Elms telegram
    Bismarck's attempt to provoke France into war
  • Dual alliance

    Dual alliance
    Germany's alliance with Austria- Hungary
  • Three emperor' s league

    Three emperor' s league
    Rusia's alliance with Germany/ Austria- Hungary
  • Triple alliance

    Triple alliance
    Italy joined Germany and Austria- Hungary's alliance
  • Reinsurance treaty

    Reinsurance treaty
    Bismarck's alliance with Russia
  • France- Russian military convection

    France- Russian military convection
    French/ Russian precursor to Triple Entente alliance
  • Anglo- Japenese alliance

    Anglo- Japenese alliance
    Intended as counterweight to France and Russia
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale
    Anglo-French diplomatic agreement
  • Young Turk Proclamation

    Young Turk Proclamation
    Issued by young Turk administration
  • Anglo- Russian Entente

    Anglo- Russian Entente
    Russia joins Anglo- French Entente agreement
  • President Wilson's Inauguration Adress

    Address given by Wilson at start of his first term
  • Crown Prince Wilhelm on upcoming War

    Crown Prince Wilhelm on upcoming War
    Germany heir to the throne's enthusiasm for war.
  • Archduke Assassination

    Archduke Assassination
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo. His death is the event that sparks World War I
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  • Russia Mobilizes

    Russia Mobilizes
    Russia Mobilizes its vast army to intervene against Austria- Hungary in favor of its ally, Serbia. It starts a chain reaction that leads to the mobilization of the rest of European Great Powers, and inevitably to outbreak hostiles.
  • Worl war I begins

    Worl war I begins
    Germany invades belguim, beggining world war I
  • Germans Fire

    Germans Fire
    The german fire shells filled with chlorine gas at allied lines. This was the first large amount of gas are useed in batle, and the result is the near- cllapsed of French lines. However, the Germans are unable to take advantage of the breach.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    A German submarine sinks the passanger liner Lusitania. The ship carries 1,198 people, 128 of them Americans
  • First Tank

    First Tank
    The British employ the first tank that was ever used in battle, at Deville Wood. Although they are useful at breaking through barbed wire and clearing a path for infantry, tanks are still primitive and they fail to be decisive weapon, as their designerthought they would be.
  • Germany Limits Submarines

    Germany Limits Submarines
    Reacting to international outrage of the sinking of Lusitania and other nuetral passenger lines, Kaiser Wilhelm suspense unrestricted submarine welfare. This is an attempt to keep he United States out of wa, it severly hampers German efforts to prevent American supplies from reaching France and Britain.
  • Submarines Back

    Submarines Back
    Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare in European waterways. This act draws the United States into the war and causes the eventual defeat of Germany.
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    British intelligence gives Wilson so-called Zimmerman Telegram, messenger from German foriegn secretary Authur Zimmerman proposing that Mexico sides with Germany in case of the war between Germany and the United States. In return Germany promises to return to Mexico the "lost province" Texas and much of the rest of the American Southwest. Mexico declines the offer, the outrage at this interference in the Western Hemisphere pushes American public opinion to support entering the war.
  • Wilson For War

    Wilson For War
    President Wilson outlines his case for war to Congress
  • U.S. Enters War

    U.S. Enters War
    Congress authorize and declaration of war against Germany. The United States enter World War I on the side of France and Britain.
  • Selective Service Act

    Selective Service Act
    Congress passes the Selective Service Act suthorizing the draft. Although criticized for destroying democracy at home while fighting for it abroad, President Wilson claims he sees no other option and signs the bill into law
  • Gemany And Russia Peace

    Gemany And Russia Peace
    Germans sign a peace traety with the new Bolheivk government of Russia. The terms of the treaty gave Germany huge tracts of lands that had been Ukraine and Poland, peace on the Eastern Front allows Germany to shift soldiers to Western Front, causing seriuos problems for the French, British, and Americans.
  • Battle Of Cantigny

    The battle of Cantigny is the first major American offensive of the war. Through small scale, the Americans fight bravely and soon go on to larger attacks against German positions.
  • Chateau- Thierry

    The Americans attack the germans at Chateau-Thierry. This battle would morphb into a larger Battle Belleau Wood.
  • Battle Of Belleau Wood

    Battle Of Belleau Wood
    The Battle of Belleau Wood begins as the U.S. Marine Corps attacks the Germans across an open field of wheat, suffering huge casualties.
  • Belleau Woods Ends

    Rangeend_Belleau_Wood The Battle of Belleau Wood ends withthe final expulsion of th Germans from the wood, which marks the farthest German advance on Paris. The area has changed hands six times during thethree-week battle, which has caused nearly 10,000 American casualties
  • Battle Of St. Mihiel

    The battle of St. Mihiel begins when 300,000 troops under the direct command of General Pershing fling themselves into the German lines.
  • Wilhelm Adbicates

    Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates, ending all Germans hope for victory. He and his retinue quietly slip over the border into the Netherlands where he lives otu the remainder of his life in relative peace and writes a self- promoting memoir defending his actions in the war.
  • Treaty of london

    Britain guaranteed belgain nuetrality.