WWI Timlin

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  • Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

    Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.
  • Germany Invades Belgium

    Germany Invades Belgium
    Germany had declared war on France, and needed to pass through Belgium to attack them. When Belgium refused to let Germany through, they invaded and took the country by force.
  • Battle of Marne

    Battle of Marne
    An attack by the French on the advancing Germans.
  • Gallipoli Campaign

    Gallipoli Campaign
    The Gallipoli Campaign was an Anglo-French operation against Turkey, which was intended to force the Dardanelles Channel to occupy Constantinople
  • Battle of the Somme

    An unsuccessful offensive made by the allies on the Western Front.
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun
    An offensive in which the French fought off a major German offensive.
  • Death of Grigori Rasputin

    Death of Grigori Rasputin
    Rasputin was murdered in a conspiracy by multiple members of the royal family, so they could prevent any further scandals.
  • Tsar Nicholas abdicates

    Tsar Nicholas abdicates
    Tsar Nicholas abdicated from the Russian Throne, bringing an end to the Romanov dynasty.
  • US Declares War on Germany

    The United States declares war on Germany.
  • Lenin's Return from Exile

    Lenin's Return from Exile
    Vladmir Lenin returned to Russia after a decade of exile.
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    Peace Treaties signed by the Central Powers with the Ukrainian Republic and Soviet Union.
  • Armistice ending WWI

    An Armistice between Germany and the Allied powers, which was the first step to ending WWI.
  • Treaty of Versailles signed

    A treaty signed by the Allies, Associated Powers, and Germany, which ended WWI.