WW1 Kohler

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In History
  • Triple Alliance is Formed

    Triple Alliance is Formed
    In 1882, Otto von Bismarck decided to isolate France. He formed a triple alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy. These alliances showed other countries that they needed to secure themselves as well.
  • Germany Joins Russia in Alliance

    Germany Joins Russia in Alliance
    Germany and Russia join in an alliance. Germany did not want France to be able to ally with any other countries.
  • Wilhelm Changes Foreign Policy

    Wilhelm Changes Foreign Policy
    Kaiser Wilhelm II changed the foreign policy and forced Otto von Bismarck to resign. He made everyone see how powerful Germany was and that no one could bring them down from power.
  • Wilhelm allows alliance with Russia to expire

    Wilhelm allows alliance with Russia to expire
    Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany allowed the alliance between Germany and Russia to expire. Then Russia formed an alliance with France, which angered Wilhelm.
  • Britain forms alliance with France

    Britain forms alliance with France
    Britain formed an entente (alliance) with France because Germany's army was getting too strong for them alone. Other countries agreed and made their own alliances.
  • Triple Entente is formed

    Triple Entente is formed
    Britain formed a Triple Entente with France and Russia. When this happened many other countries started to form alliances because they were too strong.
  • Franz Ferdinand and Wife are killed

    Franz Ferdinand and Wife are killed
    Franz Ferdinand and him wife Sophie went to visit Sarajevo and were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Princip killed them because Serbia was angry at Austria. This assassination was the start of the war.
  • Austria presented Serbia with an ultimatum

    Austria presented Serbia with an ultimatum
    After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, Serbia was given an ultimatum from A-H. Serbia had to give up their land and they did not fully agree with the terms so Austria declared war on Serbia.
  • Austria declared war on Serbia

    Austria declared war on Serbia
    When Serbia did not accept all of the terms from the ultimatum Austria decided to declare war on them. Russia then ordered the mobilization toward Austrian border.
  • Germany declared war on Russia

    Germany declared war on Russia
    When Russia ordered the mobilization on Austria borders, Germany declared war on Russia.
  • Germany declared war on France

    Germany declared war on France
    Right after Germany declared war on Russia, they also declared war on France.
  • Britain declared war on Germany

    Britain declared war on Germany
    After Britain declared war on Russia and France, Britain declared war on Germany. Now most of Europe is at war.
  • Allies attacked Germany

    Allies attacked Germany
    At the first battle of Marne the Allies attacked Germany. After only 4 days of fighting Germany gave up and left. The Germans now had to fight a 2 battle war.
  • Ottoman Empire joins Central Powers

    Ottoman Empire joins Central Powers
    The Ottoman Empire formally joined the Central Powers because they wanted to regain the land they had already lost. The Ottoman Empire joining the Central Powers caused a much quicker war than normal.
  • Allies launch Gallipoli Campaign

    Allies launch Gallipoli Campaign
    To end the stalemate, the allies invented the Galipoli campaign. This resulted in another stalemate and the allies gave up.
  • Italy joins the Entente

    Italy joins the Entente
    Italy joined the Entente (Allies). They joined after they were promised Austrian lands. This left the US the only country that had not joined.
  • Germany sinks the USS Lusitania

    Germany sinks the USS Lusitania
    A German submarine sunk the USS Lusitania on May 7th, 1915. 128 Americans were killed along with the 1,198 other people.
  • Battle of the Somme

    Battle of the Somme
    In February 1916, Germany attacked the Allies at the battle of Somme. More than 20,000 were killed and many left injured. Both Germany and the Allies lost many of their men. There were 680,000 casualties.
  • Germans announce policy of unrestricted warfare

    Germans announce policy of unrestricted warfare
    In January 1917, Germany announced their policy of unrestricted warfare. Germany decided to sink Britain's submarines without notice because of the blockade. This was a huge cause of conflict with Britain.
  • US intercepts the Zimmerman note

    US intercepts the Zimmerman note
    In February 1917, Germany intercepted a telegram that was going from Germany to Mexico asking Mexico to ally with them. The telegram was decoded and given to the US. As soon as America saw what the message said they wanted to go to war against Germany.
  • Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany

    Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany
    On April 2nd, 1917, Woodrow Wilson asked congress to declare war on Germany. The US joined the allies, which made the allies much stronger.
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ends the war

    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ends the war
    In November 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin of Russia ended their part in the war. Since Russia was a big part of the Allies they lost a lot of power.
  • Singing the treaty

    Singing the treaty
    In March of 1918, Germany and Russia both singed the treaty of Brest-Litovsk. This treaty ended the war between them. Russia had to surrender.
  • The second battle of the Marne

    The second battle of the Marne
    In July of 1918, the allies and Germany fought once again at the Marne River. The allies won the battle because the German army was so weak.
  • Wilhelm steps down

    Wilhelm steps down
    On November 9th 1918, Kaiser Wilhelm II stepped down from power of Germany. Germany declared itself a republic.
  • Signing the treaty to end the war

    Signing the treaty to end the war
    On November 11th 1918, German representative and French commander Marshal Foch met in a car and signed a treaty to stop fighting. This treaty was the end of WW1.