World War I

  • Revolution overthrows Austro Hungarian Emperor

    Revolution overthrows Austro Hungarian Emperor
    In March 1848, revolution erupted in Vienna, forcing Austria's Chancellor Klemens von Metternich to flee the capital. Unrest broke out in Hungary on March 15, when radicals and students stormed the Buda fortress to release political prisoners.
  • France Loses Alsace and Lorraine to Germany

    France Loses Alsace and Lorraine to Germany
    ceded by France to Germany in 1871 after the Franco-German War. This territory was retroceded to France in 1919 after World War I, was ceded again to Germany in 1940 during World War II, and was again retroceded to France in 1945.
  • Germany Offically Unified

    Germany Offically Unified
    When Germany became a federal republic.
  • Triple Alliance Formed

    Triple Alliance Formed
    was the military alliance among Germany, Austria–Hungary, and Italy
  • Bolsheviks Emerge as a Political Group

    Bolsheviks Emerge as a Political Group
    Bolsheviks become Communists under Lenin.
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    Russo-Japanese War

    was "the first great war of the 20th century." It grew out of rival imperial ambitions of the Russian Empire and the Empire of Japan over Manchuria and Korea.
  • Triple Entente Alliance Formed

    Triple Entente Alliance Formed
    was the alliance linking Russia, France, and the United Kingdom after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente
  • Austria-Hungary Annexed Bosnia

    Austria-Hungary Annexed Bosnia
    Upset the fragile balance of power in the Balkans, enraging Serbia and pan-Slavic nationalists throughout Europe.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassination

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassination
    The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia.
  • Austria Declares war on Serbia

    Austria Declares war on Serbia
    It marked the beginning the First World War.
  • The Schlieffen Plan put into Action

    The Schlieffen Plan put into Action
    The Schlieffen Plan was the operational plan for a designated attack on France once Russia, in response to international tension, had started to mobilise her forces near the German border.
  • Trotsky flees Russia

    Trotsky flees Russia
    He up against Stalin, who was more powerful, and he was expelled because he did not have enough followers.
  • Japan Declares War on Germany

    Japan Declares War on Germany
    In the event - given Germany's inevitable rejection of the Japanese ultimatum - Japan declared war on Germany and seized control of Tsingtao in short order
  • Germany-Ottoman Alliance Formed

    The Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers to form the Triple Alliance with the signing of the Turco-German Alliance
  • The Battle of Tannenberg

    The Battle of Tannenberg
    Most spectacular and complete German victory of the First World War, the encirclement and destruction of the Russian Second Army. It ended Russia's invasion of East Prussia before it had really started.
  • The First Battle of the Marne

    The First Battle of the Marne
    With the outcome bringing to an end the war of movement that had dominated the First World War since the beginning of August. Trench walfare ensued.
  • Russia Army out of Ammunition

    Russia Army out of Ammunition
    they fought with their bayonets. No one doubted the courage of the Russian soldier. The initial successes also managed to mask the chronic problems in the Russian Army.
  • Battle of Gallipoli

    Battle of Gallipoli
    The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915-16, was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I.
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    hastened the United States' entrance into World War I because it primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain, was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk.
  • The Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun
    Started from the letter from Erich von Falkenhayn, to the Kaiser, Wilhelm II, on Christmas Day 1915.
  • The Battle of Jutland

    The Battle of Jutland
    The greatest naval battle of the First World War.
  • The Battle of the Somme

    The Battle of the Somme
    The main attack of the Allies. Famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops on teh 1st day of battle
  • Zimmerman Telegraph Found

    Zimmerman Telegraph Found
    from german minister to Meixan offical offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause.
  • Unrestristed Submarine Warfare Commences

    Unrestristed Submarine Warfare Commences
    Hollweg thought it would get America into the war, which it did. it was the reult of desperation
  • Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates
    was the last Emperor of Russia, abdicated following the February Revolution. Ruled from powerul imperial to military collapse.
  • US Declares War on Germany

    US Declares War on Germany
    President Wilson requested it after Germany’s violation of its pledge to suspend unrestricted submarine warfare in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and its attempts to entice Mexico into an alliance against the United States
  • Battle of Passchendaele

    Battle of Passchendaele
    Third Battle of Ypres, which was very muddy and a high number of casualities. Horses and men drowned in the mud.
  • October Revolution

    October Revolution
    the Bolshevik party overthrew the Provisional Government in St Petersburg. The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders of various government ministries and seized control of the countryside, establishing the Cheka to quash dissent.
  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    Made public the British support of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration led the League of Nations to entrust the United Kingdom with the Palestine Mandate in 1922.
  • Vladimir Lenin seized power in Russia

    Vladimir Lenin seized power in Russia
    Lenin established the first communist government when he overthrew the Provisional Government. Russia had the first communist government in the world.
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    Influenza Epidemic

    killed more people than WWI, between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history.
  • Fourteen Ppints Proposed

    Fourteen Ppints Proposed
    the German announcement of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the subsequent sinking of ships with Americans on board.
  • Russia Signed Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Russia Signed Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
    was a peace treaty between the new Bolshevik government of Russia and Central Powers which ended Russia's participation in World War I
  • Armistice Signed

    Armistice Signed
    Was the agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe that comprised the First World War. It marked a victory for the Allies and a complete defeat for Germany, although not technically a surrender.
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II's Abdication

    Kaiser Wilhelm II's Abdication
    Wilhelm was forced to step down from the throne.
  • Russian-Germany Pact Violates Versailles

    Russian-Germany Pact Violates Versailles
    They were not allowed to make alliances under the treay of versailles
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    A peace treaty at end of WW1. A sizeable document, the treaty featured some 440 Articles, with the addition of numerous Annexes.The German government was given three weeks to accept the terms of the treaty. Limited army size and equipment.
  • Treaty of Saint-Germain

    Treaty of Saint-Germain
    it contained the Covenant of the League of Nations and as a result was not ratified by the United States but was followed by the US–Austrian Peace Treaty. it formally dissolved the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • New Economic Poily

    New Economic Poily
    was an economic policy of Soviet Russia proposed by Vladimir Lenin, who called it "state capitalism".
  • Stalin Takes over Russia

    Stalin Takes over Russia
    the concept of "socialism in one country" became a central tenet of Soviet society. He replaced the New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in the early 1920s with a highly centralised command economy, launching a period of industrialization and collectivization that resulted in the rapid transformation of the USSR
  • Germany Stops Reparation Payments to France

    Germany Stops Reparation Payments to France
    Hitler offically stops paying reparations to France, which was required under the Treaty of Versailes.