World War I

By ksfa16
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    in Libya

    1911, Italy first uses airplanes as weapons against Turkey in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War
  • in Bosnia

    June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne is assassinated by Serbs in Bosnia
  • in the Austro-Hunagrian empire

    War declared by Austria-Hungary- July 28, 1914
  • in Germany

    War declared by Germany- August 1, 1914
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    in Belgium & France

    Germany invades Belgium (Aug 2), France (Aug 3)
  • in the UK

    War declared by UK- August 4, 1914
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    on the German coast

    The UK blockades German ports in the very beginning of the war
    Analysis: this caused a severe drain on the economy since no raw materials could get in from sites only accessed by boats, thus causing a depletion in resources.
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    in the UK

    Women begin being able to work in 1914, beginning in Britain.
    Analysis: This was not a voluntary change. All the men were off at work so a change was forced since, otherwise, there would have been no possible way for anyone to win the war because there would be no supplies.
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    all over the world, starting in the UK

    Songs begin to be composed about the war effort, such as Pack Up Your Troubles in Britain in 1915, creating a new form of music: happy about sad things, like going off to war
  • in the UK

    The Defence of the Realm Act was passed that allowed censorship of newspapers and other things released to the general public for fear of the enemy getting a hold of it as the social effect. It's economic effect was that allowed the government of the UK to take over any factories and shops they wanted in order to make things for the war effort.
  • in France

    War declared by France- August 12, 1914
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    in London from Canada

    In September of 1914, the first nurses (105 of them) of the war were sent to England for the front line along with first round of Canadian soldiers.
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    in France

    In October 1914 in France, the Germans first used flamethrowers against their enemies.
  • in the Ottoman Empire

    Oct 29, 1914, Ottoman Empire declared war
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    in Istanbul in the Ottoman Empire

    In 1914, the Ottoman Empire confines journalists to Istanbul as to censor the Armenian genocide from the public.
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    in the UK

    1915, UK begins mass production of grenades
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    in the UK

    Mr. F. W. C. Stokes invents a new trench mortar called the Stokes mortar that becomes standard issue among all British troops for its range and how far it would shoot.
  • in the UK

    in the UK
    Germans use zeppelins to bomb civilian cities in Britain, with the Kaiser's grudging approval.
  • in France

    in France
    The Germans use tear gas on the front lines themselves against the French.
  • in the waters near the UK

    4 Feb 1915, Germany declares all ocean vessels free targets anywhere near the UK
    Analysis: This is political since this is first what causes the US to begin to go against Germany. If they had not done this, the US probably would have stayed out off everything, thus causing a different outcome.
  • in Ypres, Belgium

    in Ypres, Belgium
    Chloride poison gas becomes a main weapon for the Germans on April 22, 1915 in Ypres, Belgium. Chlorine gas causes severe choking fits which lead to death.
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    in the Ottoman empire

    In the Ottoman Empire, in 1915, the rulers began exporting Armenian men, women and children out of the country again and killing them.
  • off the Irish coast

    May 7, 1915 off the Irish coast, German U-boats shoot down a passenger ship called the Lusitania, thus inciting the US against them
  • in Italy

    May 23, 1915, Italy declares war against Austria-Hungary
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    in the UK

    Late 1915, Prime Minister Lloyd George finally convinces the UK to begin producing mortar again.
  • in London, England, Great Britain

    in London, England, Great Britain
    The most damaging of all the zeppelin raids on the UK, this one was caused by only one zeppelin and caused more than half a million pounds in damage,.
  • in Loos, France

    in Loos, France
    The British use chlorine gas against the Germans, using their own weapons against them
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    in the UK

    The UK finally forms a machine gun corps for their own troops to combat their machine guns that the Germans owned in October 1915.
  • at Vimy Ridge, France

    Canada begins to be highly recognized at Vimy Ridge, France on April 9 in 1916
  • in Russia

    In Russia, in mid-1960, the economy has hit an all-time low: there are practically no workers ince everyone is off at war, there is nothing being made for either home or the battle field; and inflation was at 40%.
  • in the USA

    in the USA
    December 7, 1916 Woodrow Wilson is reelected as president of the USA
  • in the UK

    in the UK
    David Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister of Britain, December 7, 1916
  • in Zunich, Germany

    in Zunich, Germany
    In 1917, first in Zunich, Germany, DADA emerges. It is art based on real life, everyday things which was first encouraged by the shattering of the previous art form in that war has proved that life is not perfect or even good.
  • in Russia

    Russia is thrown into chaos when their tsar (Nicolas II) abdicates on March 1, 1917
  • in Brest-Litovsk, Russia

    Russia signs the Brest-Litovska Treaty, which makes them lose a lot of land and agree to several degrading things, such as having to endure military occupation for as long as the Entente wants to.
  • in the USA

    America joins WWI on April 6, 1917
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    in Cambrai, France

    Tanks become a big thing in the war effort at the Battle of Cambrai, France in August 1917.
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    in Riga, Russia

    Mustard gas is introduced to the battlefield by the Germans. The gas itself caused horrible blisters, both on the inside and the outside.
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    in the UK

    Rationing begins in 1918 in the UK due to Germany blockades with U-boats finally taking effect.
  • in France

    in France
    The most famous American dog, Sergeant Stubby, joins the front lines in France on Feb 5, 1918. He's an important event in that he was when the usage of dogs in wars, not only as helpers but as symbols, was contemplated.
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    in the USA

    Late 1918, in America female nurses reach the peak of employment after the war
    Analysis: This is really important since the nurses aren't being told to leave their jobs so that males can them
  • in Germany to the USA

    October 4, 1918, Germany calls America to ask for armistice
  • in Germany

    November 11, 1918, Germany agrees to an armistice that was proposed by the USA
  • in Versailles Palace, near Paris, France

    in Versailles Palace, near Paris, France
    Treaty of Versailles signed by Germany, UK, USA, & France in Versailles, France on June 28, 1919
  • in Germany

    in Germany
    After signing the Treaty of Versailles, Germany's economy slowly starts into a downward spiral since it has to pay large sums of money to the Allies as compensation for the war and most of its money has already been used up by the war efforts. Along with all that money that has bben lost in pure money form, Germany also loses lots in that a lot of its territory where it sould stuff has been taken away and thus, its trade restricted, which keeps money away the country.