Europe's six major powers were split into two alliances that would form the warring sides in World War I. Britain, France, and Russia formed the Triple Entente, while Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy joined in the Triple Alliance.
Approx. 1914 - 1918
Europeans started to use tanks, poison gas, and and flame throwers. These new technologies were used mostly for fighting and tanks were also used for the transportation of solders.
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
June 28, 1914
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. The assassination set off a rapid chain of events, as Austria-Hungary immediately blamed the Serbian government for the attack.
Austria Declares War on Serbia
July 28, 1914
one month to the day after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.
The First Battle of the Marne
September 6, 1914 - September 12, 1914
an offensive during World War I by the French army and the British Expeditionary Force against the advancing Germans who had invaded Belgium and northeastern France and were within 30 miles of Paris.
Stalemate on the Western Front
October 19, 1914 - November 22, 1914
Stalemate developed along the Western Front because they tactics of offensive warfare had not developed while the technology of defensive warfare had. The invention of the machine gun, especially, had made it so that headlong charges of masses of soldiers were suicidal.
The sinking of the Lusitania
The sinking of a British ship, due to a German U-boat. This indirectly made the U.S jump in the war.
The Russian Revolution
The Russian empire was undergoing a revolution in which they overthrew their government, and replaced it with the soviet socialists. This revolution also removed them from WW1.
america joins the war
April 6, 1917
America joins WW1 in alliance with France, Russia, and Great Britain. Germany kept on attacking U.S merchant ships, which lead the U.S general to jump into the war.
Armistice ends WWI
November 11, 2020
The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice signed at Le Francport near Compiègne that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany.