WW1 Events

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    Balkan Wars Pt1

    The Balkan Wars are two separate wars that happened with the first one happening between October 8, 1912 - May 30, 1913, being a conflict between the Balkan League and Turkey with later the conflict turned into a conflict between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire that in the end took away Macedonia from Turkey plus all of the Ottoman Empire's territories except for a part of Thrace and the city of Adrianople.
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    Balkan Wars Pt2

    The second war happened because Serbia, Greece, Romania, and Bulgaria couldn’t agree on what the division of land each should take specifically with Bulgaria which led to Serbia and Greece forming an alliance to attack Bulgaria with the two defeating Bulgaria and those two taking the most of Macedonia when dividing it with leaving Bulgaria a tiny bit left with all of this happening June 29, 1913 - August 10, 1913 (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2023).
  • The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

    The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand
    The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand is an event that happened in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina June 28, 1914, where Archduke Franz Ferdinand the presumed heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated along with his wife Sophie both killed by Princip a 19-year-old Serbian army reject with help from several other assassins and an organization called Black Hand he shot and killed the two with two point-blank shots (National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2023)(Greenspan, 2020).
  • World War 1 Begins

    World War 1 Begins
    The start of WW1 happened on July 28, 1914, this event was caused for many reasons like how there was tension and instability already throughout Europe but the biggest part was in the Balkans where the instability was the highest and when ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand got assassinated on June 28, 1914, that's when everything started to collapse with WW1 starting soon after (Showalter & Royde-Smith, 2023)( Editors, 2021).
  • Lusitania Sinks

    Lusitania Sinks
    This event was on May 7, 1915, when a British-owned steamship named Lusitania was hit by a torpedo from a German submarine which then sank the vessel causing the deaths of 1,195 people including 128 Americans that were on board, which worsened the relations between Germany and America (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2023)(McDermott, 2022).
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    Battle of Verdun Pt1

    The Battle of Verdun started on February 21, 1916, and ended on December 18, 1916, this battle happened at the ancient fortress city of Verdun on the River Meuse and was mostly a defensive battle for the Allies but specifically the French because Germany planned to overtake Verdun for if they overtook Verdun then Germany might be able to win the war in the Western Front and turn the tides of war in their favor or at least that was what German General Erich von Falkenhayn thought-
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    Battle of Verdun Pt2

    But at the end after many months and good decision making by French leaders especially when the Crown Prince Wilhelm started an attack to German forces, they were able to defend Verdun and win the battle (Bidou, 2023)(Imperial War Museums, 2023).
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    Battle of Gallipoli, Somme Pt2

    Therewith at the end of the battle being over 1 million people either dead or wounded because of the fighting (Imperial War Museums, 2023)( Editors, 2023).
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    Battle of Gallipoli, Somme Pt1

    The Battle of Gallipoli, Somme started on July 1, 1916, and ended on November 18, 1916, and was an offensive battle for the Allied forces against the German army along the western front near the Somme River but it turned into a deadly battle of Attrition where even though there was progress in the offensive push against the German army there was in turn many casualties for the British forces-
  • Zimmermann Note Pt2

    Zimmermann Note Pt2
    Southwestern states in that they lost during the Mexican wars this alliance offer also extended to Japan(National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2023)(The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2023).
  • Zimmermann Note Pt1

    Zimmermann Note Pt1
    The Zimmermann Note was a telegram message that was sent to Mexico by the German Foreign officer Arthur Zimmermann on January 16, 1917 It was supposed to reach the German minister in Mexico but was intercepted by the British and then decoded by the British which then the American public learning what the message was on March 1, 1917, with the message stating that Germany would continue on their unrestricted submarine warfare and that they offer Mexico an alliance to help them reclaim the-
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    Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution was an event that started and occurred during WW1 on March 8, 1917 - and ended on October 25, 1917, It saw the collapse of the 3-century rule of the Romanov Dynasty It happened because of many factors like the loss of trust from the people, bad ruling from Nicholas ll, and most importantly Nicholas ll not realizing how much trouble the empire is in culminating with his and his family's death ending the dynasty (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2023)(Kiger, 2021).
  • U.S. enters the war

    U.S. enters the war
    This event happened during WW1 on April 6, 1917, when the country the U.S. entered WW1 for various reasons like the many attacks that were made on merchant ships that led to the deaths of many people apart from the U.S. and the growing change of mindset from neutrality to war all turned into the U.S. joining the war ( Editors, 2021) (National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2023).
  • Russia withdraws from the war

    Russia withdraws from the war
    This event happened during WW1 on March 3, 1918, when Russia withdrew from the war due to many factors like the terrible state Russia’s economy was in, how weakened the military was, and just how low the morale Russia had to withdraw from WW1 but only after they signed a peace treaty from the Central Powers that made Russia give up many territories and lands they had control over with some even going to the Central Powers directly ( Editors, 2021)(History for Kids, 2023).
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    Battle of Chateau-Thierry Pt1

    The Battle of Chateau Thierry started on July 14, 1918, and ended on July 29, 1918, and was a battle located near Chateau Thierry with the battle being a mix of at first defending against the German army but then going on the offense with specifically the American 42nd Division or the Rainbow Division being a prominent force and through their efforts, they were able to push back the German army with many stating that on July 22, 1918, that this was the turning point of the war and even from a-
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    Battle of Chateau-Thierry Pt2

    German Chancellor Georg Hertling stating “On the 18th even the most optimistic of us knew that all was lost. The history of the War was played out in three days.”(History on the Net, 2023)(Goldenberg, 2018).
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    Battle of Argonne Pt1

    The Battle of Argonne is the last series of conflicts and battles on the Western Front of WW1 that took place on September 26, 1918 - November 11, 1918, with the fighting being near Meuse River and Argonne Forest where the Allies armies went on the offensive and did multiple offensive pushes on defensive German positions located inside the Argonne Forest-
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    Battle of Argonne Pt2

    Within the end they were able to push back German troops to their final retreat before the Armistice was declared (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2023)( Editors, 2020).
  • Armistice of WW1

    Armistice of WW1
    The Armistice of WW1 was an event on November 11, 1918, where the countries of the Allied Forces and Germany signed a treaty in which they would agree to stop fighting during a certain period to discuss peace, although this event didn’t fully stop the war and fighting in general for it only stopped the fighting on the western front during those times they talked about peace (Sawer, n.d.)(National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2023).
  • The Treaty of Versailles signed Pt1

    The Treaty of Versailles signed Pt1
    The signing of the Treaty of Versailles was an event on June 28, 1919, that was one of the last peace treaties signed in WW1 at the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles that signified the end of WW1 with some of the terms being a part of a war guilt clause inside the treaty that stated that Germany and the other Central powers would take all the blame for WW1 which means they would lose territories, have a reduction in military forces, and they would have to pay a certain amount of money-
  • The Treaty of Versailles signed Pt2

    The Treaty of Versailles signed Pt2
    To the Allied powers (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2023)(National Geographic Society, 2023).
  • First League of Nations Meeting

    First League of Nations Meeting
    The League of Nations was a group founded on January 10, 1920, by many nations to make sure that there would be no more conflicts between nations and that all nations would help each other to tackle global issues, with the first meeting of the League happening on November 15, 1920 (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2023)(United Nations, n.d.).