WWI

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  • Revolution Overthrows Austrie-Hungarian Emperor

    Revolution Overthrows Austrie-Hungarian Emperor
    Dissolved by the victors at the end of World War I and broken into separate new states
  • France loses Alsace &Lorraine to Germany

    France loses Alsace &Lorraine to Germany
    As a result of the Franco=Prussian War of 1870. Bismarck was busy creating the German Empire, and tricked France into the war with the aim of securing those territories and the alliance of others. When ww1 started it was a terriotry.
  • Germany officially unified

    Germany officially unified
    Into a politically and administratively integrated nation state
  • Triple Alliance Formed

    Triple Alliance Formed
    The military alliance among Germany, Austria–Hungary, and Italy, that lasted from 1882 until World War I in 1914. Each member promised mutual support in the event of an attack by any other great power, or for Germany and Italy, an attack by France alone.
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    Russo-Japanese War

    "the first great war of the 20th century"
  • Triple Entente alliance formed

    Triple Entente alliance formed
    The alliance linking Russia, France, and the United Kingdom . The alliance of the three powers, supplemented by agreements with Portugal and Japan, constituted a powerful counterweight to the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
  • Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia

    Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia
    The Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary announces its annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, dual provinces in the Balkan region of Europe formerly under the control of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Bolsheviks emerge as a poltical group

    Bolsheviks emerge as a poltical group
    Was the only legal, ruling political party in the Soviet Union and one of the largest communist organizations in the world
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated
    Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip while on a formal visit to Sarajevo.
  • Austria Declares War on Serbia

    Austria Declares War on Serbia
    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.
  • Ottoman German Alliance Formed

    Ottoman German Alliance Formed
    The alliance was created as part of a joint-cooperative effort that would strengthen and modernize the ailing Ottoman military, as well as provide Germany safe passage into neighboring British colonies.
  • Schlieffen Plan put into action

    Schlieffen Plan put into action
    Strategic plan for victory in a possible future war in which the German Empire might find itself fighting on two fronts: France to the west and Russia to the east
  • Japan declares war on Germany

    Japan declares war on Germany
    Seized control of Tsingtao
  • Battle of Tannenberg

    Battle of Tannenberg
    An engagement between the Russian and the German Empires in the first days of World War I
  • Battle of Marne

    Battle of Marne
    The outcome bringing an end to the war that had dominated the First World War since the beginning of August.
  • Russian Army out of Ammunition

    Russian Army out of Ammunition
    When soldiers ran out of ammunition, they fought with their bayonets. No one doubted the courage of the Russian soldier. The initial successes also managed to mask the chronic problems in the Russian Army.
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    Battle of Gallipoli

    Was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I
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    Battle of Verdun

    Fought during the First World War on the Western Front between the German and French armies
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    Battle of Jutland

    Was a naval battle fought by the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet during the First World War
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    Battle of Somme

    Also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire
  • Zimmerman Telegram found

    Zimmerman Telegram found
    Was a 1917 diplomatic proposal from the German Empire for Mexico to join the Central Powers, in the event of the United States entering World War I on the side of the Entente Powers. The proposal was intercepted and decoded by British intelligence
  • Unrestricted Submarine warfare commences

    Unrestricted Submarine warfare commences
    Type of naval warfare in which submarines sink vessels such as freighters and tankers without warning, as opposed to attacks per prize rules
  • Tsar Nicholas II abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas II abdicates
    Nicholas II abdicated following the February Revolution of 1917 during which he and his family were imprisoned
  • U.S. declares war on Germany

    U.S. declares war on Germany
    In response to that nation's declaration of war following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and only hours after Germany declared war on the United States.
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    Battle of Passchendaele

    Was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the British and their allies against the German Empire. The battle took place on the Western Front for control of the ridges south and east of the Belgian city of Ypres in West Flanders
  • Balfour Declaration

    Balfour Declaration
    Was a letter from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Vladimir Lenin seizes power in Russia

    Vladimir Lenin seizes power in Russia
    Widespread starvation and catastrophic military failure in the First World War left Russia ripe for revolt. Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate on 15th March 1917, and an ineffectual provincial government was established in his place.
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    October Revolution

    The October Uprising or the Bolshevik Revolution, was a seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917
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    Influenza epidemic

    Killed an estimated 50 million people. One fifth of the world's population was attacked by this deadly virus
  • Fourteen Points proposed

    Fourteen Points proposed
    Statement given by United States President Woodrow Wilson declaring that World War I was being fought for a moral cause and calling for postwar peace in Europe
  • Armistice Signed

    Armistice Signed
    The armistice between the Allies and Germany, also known as the "Armistice of Compiègne" after the location it was signed, was the agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe that comprised the First World War.
  • Kaiser Willhelm II abdicates

    Kaiser Willhelm II abdicates
    Leave power for the civilians by a gentleman named Ludendorff so as to end the suffering of the German population
  • Lusitania sinks

    Lusitania sinks
    Was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sunk. Of the 1,959 people on board, 1,198 died, including 128 Americans
  • Treaty of Versailles signed

    Treaty of Versailles signed
    One of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers
  • Treaty of Saint-Germain

    Treaty of Saint-Germain
    Signed on by the victorious Allies of World War I on the one hand and by the Republic of German-Austria on the other
  • New Economic Policy

    New Economic Policy
    An economic policy of Soviet Russia proposed by Vladimir Lenin, who called it "state capitalism"
  • Stalin takes over Russia

    Stalin takes over Russia
    Under Stalin's rule, the concept of "socialism in one country" became a central tenet of Soviet society
  • Trotsky flees Russia

    Trotsky flees Russia
    After leading a failed struggle of the Left Opposition against the policies and rise of Joseph Stalin in the 1920s and the increasing role of bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, Trotsky was successively removed from power in 1927, expelled from the Communist Party, and finally deported from the Soviet Union in 1929.
  • Germany stops reparation payments to France

    Germany stops reparation payments to France
    Were the payments and transfers of property and equipment that Germany was forced to make under the Treaty of Versailles following its defeat during World War I
  • Russia-Germany Pact violates Versailles

    Russia-Germany Pact violates Versailles
    Germans blamed the near-collapse of their economy on the Treaty, and some economists estimated that the reparations accounted for as much as one-third of the hyper-inflation
  • Russia signed Treaty of Brest Litovsk

    Russia signed Treaty of Brest Litovsk
    peace treaty between the new Bolshevik government of Russia and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey), which ended Russia's participation in World War I. The treaty was signed at Brest-Litovsk after two months of negotiations.