The road to World War 1

Events

Treaty of Berlin

1878

Said that the Austrians had been allowed to occupy Bosnia, and area which the Serbs thought should be a part of a Greater Serbia.

Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy)

1882

Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy

France and Russia sign alliance

1894

Admiral Tipritz's Navy Law - Germany intends to build up fleet

1897

Fleet - The largest organized unit of naval ships grouped for tactical or other purposes

Japan and Britain sign alliance

1902

Change in Serbian policy

1903

Pro-Austrian, Serbian nationalists causes a change in the Serbian regime and becomes pro-Russian. They want to unite all Serbs and Croats (Yugoslavia)

France and Russia sign "Entete Cordiale"

1904

(friendly "getting-together")

Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

won by Japan

Moroccan Crisis

1905 - 1906

German attempt to expand their empire and test the Entete

Britain builds first "Dreadnought" battleship

1906

Britain and Russia sign agreement

1907

Bosnia crisis

1908

China set up a republic

1911

Agadir crisis

1911

First Balkan War

1912

Second Balkan War

1913

World War I

1914 - 1918

Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated

June 28, 1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

28 july 1914

Russia orders general mobilization of troops

29 july 1914

Germany declares war on Russia

August 1, 1914

Germany declares war on France

August 3, 1914

Britain enters war

4 august 1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia

6 august 1914