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  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    Franz Ferdinand visited Sarajevo, the Bosnian Capital, where he and his wife were shot by Gavrilo Princip, a Serbian terrorist.
  • Austria declares war on Serbia

    Austria declares war on Serbia
    Austria-Hungary blamed Serbia on the assassination of their leader, Franz Ferdinand, therefore they declared war.
  • Battle of Marne

    Battle of Marne
    The battle was fought between France and Britain against Germany. Germany attempted to invade Belgium. The Schlieffen Plan worked at first because it forced allies to back down into the Marne river. French counterattacked, baking the Germans up 40 miles. The battle allowed Russia more time to move around.
  • Lusitania Disaster

    Lusitania Disaster
    The Lusitania, British passenger liner, was sunk by German ship, U-boat because the German believed there was allied ammunition on the ship. The disaster angered Americans because killed 128 Americans. The event caused America to turn away from Germany.
  • The Somme

    The Somme
    The First Battle of The Somme was a bloody trench warfare with over 1.2 million casualties. Poison gas, rifles, machine guns, tanks, and mines were all used during this 3 year battle. The British army fired shots at German trenches and went out of their trenches to advance on the German army. The area between the trenches was called "no mans land."
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    The Zimmerman note was a telegraph proposing an alliance with Mexico in return for territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. It was written from the German foreign minister to the German Ambassador.
  • America Declares War

    America Declares War
    President Woodrow Wilson declared war against Germany and then soon on Austria-Hungary.
  • Russia Surrenders

    Russia Surrenders
    Russia surrenders to the Germans because the Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian government. The group was led by Vladimer Lenin who wanted Russia to pull out of the war.
  • Germany Collapses

    Germany Collapses
    Germany was too tired to continue fighting in the war so they dropped out.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty marked the end of the war and created nine nations. Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia were some of those nations. The treaty said the Central Powers much surrender colonies.