WW1 Timeline Activity

  • Germany officially unified

    One of the power forces in World War I was unified.
  • France loses Alsace-Lorraine to Germany

    Alsace-Lorraine was a center of Charlemaigne's Frankish Empire.
  • Bolsheviks emerge as a political group

    Siezed power over Russia in november of 1917.
  • Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia

    Increased tensions between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

    The consequences of the assassination lead to the beginning of World War I.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

    Marked the start of WWI.
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  • Japan declares war on Germany

    The Japanese played an important role in securing the seas against the Germans.
  • Battle of Marne ends

    The Battle of Marne was the first significant Allied victory of World War I.
  • Lusitania sinks

    Cause USA to join WWI.
  • Battle of Somme ends

    Lead to a slaughter of millions over a course of months.
  • Battle of Verdun ends

    The Battle of Verdun was the longest single battle of World War I. The casualties from Verdun and the impact the battle had on the French Army was a primary reason for the British starting the Battle of the Somme in July 1916 in an effort to take German pressure off of the French at Verdun.
  • Fourteen Points Proposed

    Wilson gave his Fourteen Points speech with the main point that morality and ethics had to be the basis for the foreign policy of a democratic society.
  • Kaiser Willhelm II abdicates

    Many blamed him for the war and he was forced to abdicate.
  • Germany stops reparation payments to France

    Made France send in troops to force Germans to pay reparations.