The Spark

Claire Thomas AP European History


Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

June 28, 1914

Start of War

World War 1 starts

July 28, 1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia


Russia mobilized troops

July 30, 1914

Russia mobilized its troops as a response to the start of the war

Germany demanded Russia stop mobilizing troops within 12 hours

July 31, 1914

Austria-Hungary mobilized troops

July 31, 1914

Germany declared war on Russia

August 1, 1914

Response to Russia's failure to stop mobilizing troops

Germany declares war on France

August 3, 1914

The United Kingdom declares war on Germany, after Germany invades Belgium

August 4, 1914

Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia and Serbia declares war on Germany

August 6, 1914