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WW I events

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beverly abergos

on 5 March 2012

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Transcript of WW I events

Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria Allied Powers:
Great Britain, France, China, United States, Japan, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Russia
Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy TRIPLE ENTENTE:
France, Great Britain, Russia SIGNIFICANT EVENTS June 28, 1914 Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip July 28, 1814 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia (because Serbia did not agree to the ultimatum) August 1, 1914 Germany declared war on Russia (czar of Russia started to mobilize its army. This frightened Germany and declared war) August 3, 1914 Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium (this is the fastest way to get to France) August 4, 1914 Great Britain declared war on Germany (G.B. had a mutual defense pact with Belgium; G.B. would not allow Germany to dominate Europe) May 7, 1915 The “Lusitania” was sunk by a German U-boat May 23, 1715 Italy joined the war (British and French diplomats promised Italy territories if it declared war with Austria) 1917 Russian’s forces were in near collapse (imperial gov’t collapse; people were fed up with the Russian czar; hated dictatorship and wanted peace (March 1917; Russian Revolution of 1917,October 1917) April 6, 1917 US declared war on Germany (“to make the world safe for democracy”; US was angered by secret telegram sent to Mexico) British intercepted a secret telegram from Germans suggesting that Mexico ally itself with Germany and help fight US. Mexico will get financial aid when they defeat the Allies (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona) March 3, 1918 Germany defeated Russia (communist in Russia planned for the withdrawal from WWI; Russia and Germany signed an armistice) Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Nov. 11, 1918 Allies defeated Germany (Germans were outnumbered by the American troops; Germany surrendered by signing an armistice) June 28, 1919 Treaty of Versailles signed (demanded Germans to pay punic damages of $33B to France Russia in 1916
low army morale
inadequate equipment
heavy casualties
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