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  • Formation of the Triple Alliance

    Formation of the Triple Alliance
    The Triple Alliance is formed between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
  • Joined Forces

    Joined Forces
    In 1887, Germany joins Russia in an alliance.
  • Bismarck forced to Resign

    Bismarck forced to Resign
    Kaiser Wilhelm II changes the foreign policy in Germany forcing Bismarck to resign from office
  • Germany: No More Russia

    Germany: No More Russia
    Wilhelm II allows Germany's alliance with Russia to expire
  • Military Alliance

    Military Alliance
    In 1892, Russia formed a defensive military alliance with France
  • Military Alliance

    Military Alliance
    In 1894 as well, Russia formed another Defensive Military alliance with France
  • Formation of Entente

    Formation of Entente
    In 1904, Britain formed the Entente alliance with France
  • Additions to the Entente

    Additions to the Entente
    In 1907, Britain made an addition to the Entente with France, and chose to add Russia; forming the Triple Entente.
  • Assasination

    Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie visited Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 but were unfortunately assasinated by Gavrilo Princip due to extreme nationalistic beliefs.
  • War Declared

    War Declared
    Austria declared war on Bosnia. At the same time, Russia also demanded mobilization toward the Austrian borders.
  • War on Russia

    War on Russia
    Germany declared war on Russia's soil.
  • War declared

    War declared
    On August 3, 1914 Germany declared war on France
  • War Declared

    War Declared
    On August 4, 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. The British felt that Germany was getting away with too much.
  • Actions of the Ottoman Empire

    Actions of the Ottoman Empire
    On October 28, 1914, the Ottoman Empire formally joins the Central Powers
  • Gallipoli Campaign

    Gallipoli Campaign
    The Gallipoli campaign began in February of 1915 in effort to take the Dardanelles strait. As a result however there were 250,000 casualties
  • Italy's Action

    Italy's Action
    In April of 1915, Italy joins the triple entente.
  • Germany Sinks American Ship

    Germany Sinks American Ship
    On May 7, 1915 A Germany sinks a boat called the Lusitania there were several american passengers; leaving 128 dead or injured
  • Submarine Warfare

    Submarine Warfare
    In January of 1917, The Germans announce the recommitment toward their policy of unrestricted submarine warfare; German submarines can sink all ships believed to be providing aid to allies without notice.
  • The Housatonic

    The Housatonic
    First American cargo ship to be sunken along with the 3 other American ships which Germnay sunk even after Wilson's warning
  • Zimmerman Note

    Zimmerman Note
    In February of 1917, the British intercepted the Zimmerman Telegram. It was between the German foreign minister and the ambassador of Mexico; in efforts to persuade Mexico to ally with Germany against the US, in return; Germany would help Mexico to regain the land lost to the US
  • US enters war

    US enters war
    On April 2, 1917, Woodrow wilson asks congress to declare war on Germany.
  • Russia No Longer Involved

    Russia No Longer Involved
    In November 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ended Russia's involvement in WW1
  • Second Battle of the Marne

    Second Battle of the Marne
    In July 1918, the Allies and Germany fought the second battle of the Marne, Unlike the first; the allies defeated Germany, the Central Powers crumbled, and the Austria-Hungary empire came to an end.
  • Republic of Germany

    Republic of Germany
    On November 9, 1918 Kaiser Wilhelm II stepped down from power and Germany declared itself a republic
  • Armistice is Signed

    Armistice is Signed
    On November 11, 1918 a German representative and French officer Marshal Foch signed the armistice which led to the end of World War 1.