Origins of the First World War

Events

Treaty of Berlin

1878

Dual Alliance

Approx. 1879

Triple Alliance

1882

Franco-Russian Dual Alliance

1894

France and Spain made secret treaty partioning Morocco

1904

Entente Cordiale

1904

First Moroccan Crisis

1905 - 1906

Kaiser WIlhelm II visits port of Tangiers

March 31, 1905

Britain launched the HMS Dreadnought

1906

Algeciras Conference

1906

Anglo-Russian Entente

1907

Bosnian Crisis

1908 - 1909

Second Moroccan Crisis (Agadir Crisis)

1911

Balkan Wars

1912 - 1913

Bulgaria defeated, peace treaty signed

August 1913

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

June 28, 1914

Austria-Hungary issues ultimatum

July 23, 1914

Serbia rejects ultimatum

July 25, 1914

Austria-Hungary declares war

July 28, 1914

Russia mobilises

July 30, 1914

Germany declares war on Russia

1 August 1914

Germany declares war on France

August 3, 1914

Britain and France declare war on Germany

August 4, 1914