World War I, the Treaty of Versailles, and the Great Depression

By NatsB
  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated at Sarajevo by a Bosnian Serb.
  • First Shots Are Fired

    In response to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Austo-Hungarians invade Serbia. Russia, in alliance with Serbia, declares war.
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    World War I

    World War I began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz of Austria and the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia. Because of alliances and treaties, but the end of the war (1918), Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, France, the British Empire, Italy, the United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro and most of their respective colonies had some part in the war.
  • Belgian Invasion

    Germany Invades neutral Belguim. The Britains, bound by alliance to Belgium, declare war on Germany and mobilize their troops.
  • Russia Invades East Prussia

    This was consideredpening the opening battle of World War I on the Eastern Front.
  • Ottoman Empire Joins The War

    The Caucasus campaign begins between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the UK were also involved.
  • Russian Revolution Begins

    The Tsarist Auracracy is dismantled and replaced by the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
  • U.S joins the War

    U.S joins the War
    The United States joins the war on the Allies side due to Germany resuming All Out Submarine warfare. The Zimmerman Note (Note sent to Mexico from Germany urging them to declare war on the U.S on Germany's side) also played a role in the U.S's decision to join after years of trying to stay out.
  • Treaty of Brest-Lisovsk

    Conflict between the Ottoman Empire and Russia is settled with the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Peace treaty finally signed and passed that ended the war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It took 6 months of negotiating, agreeing, and compromising from all sides before the treaty was passed.
  • The Begining of the Great Depression

    The Begining of the Great Depression
    Stock prices in the U.S begin to fall.
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    The Great Depression

    There was a number of reason why the Great Depression and the Stock Market Collapse happened. First off, the Treaty of Versailles. The Allied Powers (the victors of WWI) forced war reparations of Germany because they felt that Germany had started the war, and therefor owned them all for their losses. Germany did not have any money to pay everyone back, as they themselves spent large amounts of money on the war, so they started printing more. This caused massive inflation in Germany, which had an