World War 1

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Germany became an alliance with Austria-Hungary and Russia

1870

Germany created a Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary

1879

Italy joined Germany and Austria-Hungary, they became a Triple Alliance

1882

France created an alliance with Russia.

1890

Franco-Russian Alliance agreed to help each if attacked by Germany

1894

Britain signed the Entente Cordiale with France

1904

Count Alfred von Schlieffen developed Germany's basic plan

1905

Britain, Russia and France created a Triple Entente

1907

Britain and Russia settled their differences

1907

Austria annexed two Turkish Balkan provinces, Bosnia and Herzegovina

1908

Serbia saw that Austria was more powerful

1914

Archuduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

1914

Italy withdrew from from the Triple Alliance and joined the Allies

1915

Austrian and German troops overran Rumania after they joined the Allies

1916

United States of America joined the Allies

1917

Last Germann offensive on the Western Front is launched

1918