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  • First Battle of the Marne

    First Battle of the Marne
    The battle in which the french and the germans officially reached a stalemate causing the battle to turn into trench warfare.
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  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
    Several Serbian Nationalist had made an attempt to assassinate Franz by bomb while he was riding in an open top car, but they missed failing it. Franz though decided to continue the route, but another nationalist saw him and gunned him down.
  • Germany initiated Schlieffen Plan

    Germany initiated Schlieffen Plan
    The goal of the Schlieffen plan was to quickly attack the french before Russia could gather all of their forces. This involved invading Belgium, which in turn caused the Britain to declare war on Germany.
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    Gallipoli Campaign

    It was the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula by the allied powers. The battle was seen as a major loss for the British with a total of 302,000 casualties and 42,000 dead with the ottoman empire having a quarter less then them.
  • The sinking of the Lusitania

    The sinking of the Lusitania
    The civilian passenger liner named “The Lusitania” was sunk by a german U-boat. The lusitania had 128 American civilians on it when it sunk. This caused Americans to be outraged and to increase it’s involvement in the war.
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    Battle of Verdun

    The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of the whole war lasting a whole nine months. The goal of the Germans was to capture Meuse Height so they could get artillery on Verdun hoping the French would try to recapture it resulting in large amounts of casualties for them. With a total of 714,231 casualties, 377,231 French and 337,000 German, Victory for the french was accomplished.
  • Battle of Jutland

    Battle of Jutland
    The only major naval battle of the first world war. It was also the last major naval battle in world history. The goal was to lure, trap, and destroy the grand fleet. Victory was i decisive as both sides claim they won, but the British had lost not only more ships, but twice the amount of sailors.
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    Brusilov Offensive

    It was one of the most effective pushes against the Austro Hungarians, but it was a double edged sword as it also crippled Russia entirely and led to the Bolshevik revolt the next year pulling Russia out of the war entirely.
  • First Battle of the Somme

    First Battle of the Somme
    The goal of battle was to gain a quick victory for the allies. The battle was a failure in which it caused a total of 1.2 million deaths and injuries for only seven miles of ground. It was also the introduction of the first tanks called landships.
  • The Zimmerman Note

    The Zimmerman Note
    A encoded telegram sent to Mexico from Germany asking them to declare war on America for the promise of Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. This led to America finally joining the war as they had intercepted it.
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    The last major offensive the germans used in the war. It was also known as the Spring offensive. The goal was to attack the west and completely eradicate the allies before America could finish their deployment. It cost a total of 863,374
  • The treaty of Versailles

    The treaty of Versailles
    The treaty that ended the first world war. It was completely unfair towards Germany as it weakened it military to being only 100,000, made Germany pay for most of the damage, and made them get rid of their air force.