World War I and the Russian Revolution

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo.

06/28/1914

World War I

07/28/1914 - 11/11/1918

Germany declares war on neutral Belgium

08/04/1914

Battle of the Frontiers

08/14/1914 - 08/24/1914

Battle of Tannenberg

08/23/1914 - 08/30/1914

Unofficial Christmas Truce

12/24/1914 - 12/25/1914

Germany declares a submarine blockade of Great Britain

02/04/1915

Allies begin nine-month battle for the Turkish peninsula of Gallipoli.

07/25/1915 - 01/09/1916

Tsar Nicholas II becomes new commander-in-Chief of the Russian Army

09/08/1915

Battle of Verdun

02/21/1916 - 12/18/1916

Battle of the Somme

07/01/1916 - 11/18/1916

The February Revolution begins with strikes,and demonstrationsin Petrograd

02/23/1917 - 02/27/1917

Russian Civil War

11/07/1917 - 10/01/1922

The new Russian government signs an armistice with Germany.

12/03/1917

The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk is signed and takes Russia out of World War I

03/03/1918

The capital of Russia is changed from St. Petersburg to Moscow

03/11/1918

Former Tsar Nicholas II, his wife, and children, by the Bolsheviks.

07/16/1918

Treaty of Versailles is Signed.

6/28/1919

Russian Famine of 1921

1921 - 1922

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics established.

12/30/1922

Lenin dies; Stalin will become his successor

01/21/1924