The France and Prussian war ended witha humiliating defeat for France. After Prussia won, they changed to the German Empire.
Accession of Wilhelm II to the German Throne
Wilhelm accended casuing controversy
Russo-Japanese rivalry over Manchuria and Korea reached its height. Russia lost Baltic and Pacific Fleet.
Tangler Crisis and Agadir Crisis brought the European powers on the brink of war. It further reinforced the Entente Cordiale and increased the British hostility towards Germany.
Britain also entered into an alliance with Russia that was already in alliance with France. This formed the Triple Entente which in turn became the core of the Allies during World War I.
Britain, Russia, and France formed a triple alliance with each other to fight germany and their alliance.
Bosnian Annexation Crisis
Austria-Hungary decided to annex Bosnia and Herzegovina that was a part of the Ottoman Empire.
When the Turkish won the war it revealed the weakness of the Ottoman army and disagreement between the European powers
Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Bulgaria formed the Balkan League, it was against the Ottoman Empire. The alliance got all the ottoman empires things.
Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assasinated. It precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia. He was killed by a group of assasins that didn't know anything about guns or bombs.
The Austro-Hungarian troops invaded Serbia and started the devastating World War I.
At the start of the war, aviation was very basic. At first they used it for seeing where the enemy was. Then they tried finding new ways to shooting down enemy airplanes and killing people.
Ottoman Empire and Germany sign a secret treaty of alliance.
Germany declares war on France.
The German fought the British and French. Throughout the entire war, neither side gained more than a few miles of ground along what became known as the Western Front. They used trench warfare. Trench warfare was long holes and ditches in the ground used for fighting. They used posionous gases.
Britain coming in.
Germany invades Belgium, leading Britain to declare war on Germany.
Austria-Hungary invades Russia.
The War at Sea
They used U-boats to fight at sea. They used them to sink different ships. There were a lot of battles at sea and some major ones. Most of the fights were won by the u-boats the people used planes.
The fighting on the Eastern side of Europe between Russia and Germany and Austria-Hungary is the Eastern Front.
It did a great deal to end trench warfare and brought back some mobility to the Western Front.They were slow, not much space, 10 people operated it.
The German used these U-boats for sinking ships, some had innocent civilians on them. The they stopped shooting innocents, then a couple months later, they started again. U-boat stood for Undersea Boat.
The Christmas Truce
On Christmas all the soldiers fighting stopped and celebrated Christmas during the war. Right as soon as some people started shooting. It was over, they started fighting again.
The Lusitania sank in eighteen minutes. It had innocent people on it and the Germans killed them.
The Red Baron was a aviator that shot down the most planes in WW1. He shot down 80 planes. They painted his plane red so when people saw a red plane come, they were scared.
He was the first aviator to shoot down an enemy plane.
Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
German U-boats started killing American ships when they weren't supposed to.
Germany asked mexico to fight USA and in return they would get land back. Mexico agreed, but lost the battle.
USA joined the war because German U-boats started sinking ships and America had to put a stop to it. Private Gunter was the last death of the war, he died on the very last minute of it.
Cost of War
The War costed many lives. Millions. Women had to start working in mens jobs. There weren't enough men. It costed the US about 32 billion dollars.
The day that War World 1 ended. There were so many lives lost during the war. At the beginning there was more men then women, after it was done there was more women. Millions of people died. Woodrow Wilson also made 14 points after the war stating some things.
I think the war wasn't the best thing to do. It costed many lives and the people fighting got along with each other during the Christmas truce. They didn't need to fight each other. I think it was just stupid.