World War 1

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    This timeline covers all the political and military events that spread across Europe and the rest of the world during 1914. The flames of war were fanned with the assanation of Arch Duke Ferdinand in Sarajevo plunging Europe into a war the like of which had never been seen before, although hope still remained as German and British soldiers celebrated a Christmas truce that winter.
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    1~The immediate cause of World War I that made all the aforementioned items come into play (alliances, imperialism, militarism, nationalism) was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. In June 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated him and his wife while they were in Sarajevo, Bosnia which was part of Austria-Hungary. This was in protest to Austria-Hungary having control of this region.
    2~The world entered the 20th century, an arms race had begun By 1914,
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    Germany enjoins Russia to stop mobilizing. Russia says mobilization is against Austria-Hungary only
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    Germany invades Belgium to outflank the French army. Details Britain protests the violation of Belgian neutrality, guaranteed by a treaty German Chancellor replies that the treaty is just a chiffon de papier a scrap of paper.The United Kingdom declares war on Germany
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    Britain protests the violation of Belgian neutrality, guaranteed by a treaty.The Germans besiege and then capture the fortresses of Liege Belgium
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    Germany declares a submarine blockade of Great Britain. Any ship approaching England is considered a legitimate target.
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    Second Battle of Ypres ends and the British liner Lusitania is sunk by a U-Boat with the loss of 1,198 civilians, including 128 American lives, creating a US-German diplomatic crisis.
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    The Washington Post carries story that General Staff are planning to send a force of 1 million soldiers overseas.
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    The U.S War College Division warns its civilian employees to engage in no discussion whatever concerning the progress of the European War.
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    The Battle of Verdun begins as the Germans launch a massive attack against Verdun in what will become the longest battle of the war.
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    Reich Foreign Secretary Zimmermann's telegram to Mexico urging her entry into war against the United States is discovered and translated by the British
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    The British General Staff estimates that no more than 250,000 American soldiers could be in Europe even after a year.
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    United States comes out of neutrality and declares war on Germany thus entering the First World War.
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    The Ludendorff Offensive begins with Germany launching its Spring push with the Battle of Picardy against the British. This will eventually amount to five major offensives against Allied forces.
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    President Woodrow Wilson delivers his fourteen points speech to the U.S. Congress
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    The revolt by Communists in Berlin is crushed. German socialist rebels Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg are murdered.
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    President Wilson arrives at Boston aboard the George Washington.
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    The Allies secretly agree to military intervention in the Russian Civil War.
  • A list Of Efects

    Some of the affects of WWI were that many of the countries were in major debt and owed alot of moneye The men who returned after that war had no career because thay had joined at such a early stage in theur life.