World War I Timeline

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  • Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated.

    Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated.
    This was the starting point.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning World War I.

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning World War I.
  • Germany invades Luxembourg and Belgium. Nations began to ally against Germany

    Germany invades Luxembourg and Belgium. Nations began to ally against Germany
    Germans wanted to attack France, therefore, invaded through north of Belgium.
  • Austria-Hungary invades Russia.

  • Germany begins to blockade materials from Great Britain

    This prohibited American trade with Central Powers which included Austria Hungary and Turkey.
  • German submarine sinks the passenger liner Lusitania.

    German submarine sinks the passenger liner Lusitania.
    This killed 128 Americans.
  • Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary.

    Italy signing the treaty of London committing itself to joining World War I. Italy seeked support against France.
  • Germany begins to attack Verdun.

  • Battle of the Somme.

    Battle of the Somme.
    It was fought by the British allies against Germany. This is one of the bloodiest battle in human history.
  • Battle of Verdun ends with destructive casualties.

    This ended with 550,000 French and 450,000 casualties.
  • United States declares war on Germany.

    Due to severe diplomatic relations and the sinking of Lusitania, the U.S and Germany had problems.
  • Russia signs armistice with Germany.

  • President Woodrow Wilson presents "Fourteen Points".

    This was a statement of principles for peace that was used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I.
  • Germany begins its final offensive of the war.

  • US marine forces stop Germans attempt to cross the Marne River.

    US marine forces stop Germans attempt to cross the Marne River.
    This was significant as it was the first Allied victory of World War I, saving the city of Paris.
  • Germany signs the Armistice at Compiègne, ending World War I.

    Germany signs the Armistice at Compiègne, ending World War I.
  • British and American forces enter Germany.

    British and American forces enter Germany.
  • Peace conference begins at Paris.

  • Draft of the covenant of the League of Nations is now completed.

  • Germany and its allies sign Treaty of Versailles, while the US signs treaty of guaranty.

  • The US fails to ratify the Treaty of Versailles

  • Treaty of Versailles is in effect.

    Treaty of Versailles is in effect.
    This declared the end of World War I
  • United States signs separate peace treaties with Germany, Austria, and Hungary.

    United States signs separate peace treaties with Germany, Austria, and Hungary.
    This was the aftermath of World War I. The US signed a peace treaty with German government officials in Berlin.