World War I

Section 2: The War

War is "Good"

1914 - 1915

Europeans genuinely believed that war was a thrilling and good thing. (Europeans were really naïve about the idea of war as these people didn’t know anything about the true and cruel reality of war.)

First Battle of the Marne

September 6 1914 - September 10 1914

Battle between the Germans and the French that ended in a stalemate mostly because of all the trenches.

New Weapons

1915

New weaponry such as airplanes appeared on the battlefront of the war.

Italy's Betrayel

May 1915

Italy betrayed the Triple Alliance in May 1915 and joined the Triple Entente which later renamed itself the Allied Powers or Allies

War Casualties

1916

10 months of fighting in 1916 had 700,000 French and German young men had died all because of a fight over a little land.

Battle of Verdun

February 21 1916 - December 16 1916

The Battle of Verdun was a symbol that showed that a new type of war had broken out. The war was now a war of attrition. (Killing and even more killing) Battle between France and Germany.

Section 4: End of the War

Entry of the United States

1917

In 1917, the United States entered the war to the aid of the Allies side. The U.S.'s entry had been the turning point that gave the Allies the victory of the war.

Armistice

November 11 1918

On the 11th of November of 1918, Friedrich Ebert from The Social Democrats had signed an armistice (truce/agreement) to stop the fighting. (Germany)

Paris Peace Conference

January 1919

Representatives of the victorious (Allied) nations had met in this day in Paris to determine peace settlements after the Great War had finally ended.

Treaty of Versailles-German

June 28 1919

The Treaty of Versailles had been the final peace treaty that was separated into 5 different ones, one for each defeated nation. (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey)