The Great War, WWI

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Year of 1870

1870

The German states take Alsac and Lorrain from France during war

The Early 1870's

1870

Germany sought an alliance with Austria-Hungary and Russia.

The Year of 1879

1879

Germany created the Dual Alliance

The Year of 1882

1882

The Dual Alliance became the Triple Alliance when Italy joined.

The Year of 1890

1890

France found an ally in Russia when Germany failed to renew a treaty.

The Year of 1894

1894

Franco-Russian Alliance agree to help each other if attacked by Germany.

The Year of 1904

1904

Britain signed the Entente Cordiale with France.

The Year of 1905

1905

Count Alfred von Schlieffen had developed Germany's basic plan.

The Year of 1907

1907

Britain, France, and Russia linked up the Triple Entente.

The Year of 1908

1908

Austria annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina, making many Serbs angry.

By 1914

1914

Serbia saw Austria as its biggest obstacle to its expansion.

At sea in 1914

1914

The German fleet was trapped in its port; Britain prevented Germany from importing war material by maintaining a blockade.

In 1914, the taking of land.

1914

South Africa took German South-west Africa. Australia took German New Guinea. Japan seized Germany's Pacific islands colonies and territory in China.

In 1914

06/28/1914

Archeduke Franx Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo, by Garvilo Princip.

In 1914

07/23/1914

Austria presented Serbia with an ultimatum.

War Declared; 1914

07/28/1914

Austria declared war.

Attack; 1914

August 1914

Germany attacked France through neutral Belgium

War Declared; 1914

08/01/1914

Germany declared war on Russia.

War Declared; 1914

08/03/1914

Germany declared war on France

Resistance; 1914

September 1914

Belgian resistance delayed Germany's advance and helped French and British forces to halt the Germans in northern France.

The Year of 1915

1915

Russian forces captured Armenia from Turkey

In 1915

May 1915

Italy withdrew from the Triple Alliance, and joined the Allies.

The Year of 1916

1916

Soon after Rumania joined the Allies, Austrian and German troops overran the country.

In 1916

1916

Germany shipped arms to Irish rebels, unsuccessfully revolting against British rule in Ireland.

In 1917

1917

The United States of America joined the Allies

The Year of 1917

1917 - September 1917

Russia's military was collapsing in the beginning of this year, and and the Revolution ended the country's involvement in the war.

At Sea in 1917

January 1917 - April 1917

Germany sent out U-boats to sink allied shipping. U-boats began to attack ships of neutral countries. The USA joined the Allies because of this.