World War 1 - Causes

General

World War 1

7/28/1914 - 11/11/1918

Conflicts

Franco-Prussian War

07/19/1870 - 5/10/1871

First Morrocan Crisis

1906

Bosnian Crisis

1908 - 1909

Austro-Hungary announces the annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Agadir Crisis

1911

The First Balkan War

10/1912 - 5/1913

The Second Balkan War

6/29/1913 - 8/10/1913

Colonisation

Berlin Conference

11/1884 - 2/1885

World War

Britain promised to defend Belgian neutrality

1839

Shots of Sarajevo

6/28/1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria shot by a Serbian.

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

7/28/1914

Mobilisation of forces in Russia

7/29/1914

Germany declares War on Russia

8/1/1914

Germany declares war on France

8/3/1914

Britain enters war

8/4/1914

Britain had in 1839 promised to defend Belgian neutrality, and when that was not upheld, they entered the war on 4 August 1914.

International Relations

Will only include date-specific events.

Treaty of Berlin

1878

The Treaty permits Austria to get Bosnia.

Agreement between Austria-Hungary and Germany

1879

Triple Alliance

1882

Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary forms alliance.

France and Russia sign agreement

1894

Assassination of Serbian king

1903

Britain and France sign 'Entente Cordiale'

1904

Russo-British agreement

1907

This agreement settled territorial differences in Persia, Afghanistan and Tibet. It was not a military move, but viewed upon as provocative by Germany.