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Timeline of wwi (wwi part 2)

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Timeline of wwi (wwi part 2)

  1. 1. Timeline of WWI<br />
  2. 2. 1914<br />Archduke Franz Ferdinand (heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary) is assassinated by a Serbian terrorist<br />Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia<br />Russia prepares to help Serbia<br />Germany declares war on Russia<br />France declares war on Germany<br />Germany invades Belgium and France<br />Great Britain declares war onGermany<br />America declares neutrality<br />
  3. 3. 1915 - 1916<br />Italy joins Allies<br />Central Powers win many battles<br />1917<br />Russian Revolution<br />Russia withdraws from the war<br />The United States enters the war, turning the tide for the Allies<br />
  4. 4. The Russian Revolution (1917)<br />Before the Revolution:<br />Most Russians were poor and many were starving<br />Russia was exhausted by WWI<br />The Revolution:<br />Czar Nicholas II (the last emperor of Russia) was forced by the Russian people to give up his throne<br />He wanted to keep fighting in WWI<br />He ignored the peasants and city workers<br />Civil War<br />The Bolsheviks (Communists), led by Vladimir Lenin, defeated their enemies and took control of Russia<br />Russia withdrew from WWI<br />Russia was transformed into a communist nation and was renamed the Soviet Union (a.k.a. the U.S.S.R.)<br />
  5. 5. 1918<br />Woodrow Wilson (President of the United States) delivers “14-Points” speech<br />Germany agrees to stop fighting<br />WWI ends<br />1919<br />The Treaty of Versailles is written<br />
  6. 6. The United States and WWI<br />At the beginning of the war:<br />America declared neutrality (didn’t take sides)<br />Reasons for U.S. entry into the war:<br />Economic relationships with the Allies<br />The U.S. had been selling many products and loaning a lot of money to the Allies and (privately) wanted them to win the war<br />Unrestricted submarine warfare<br />To prevent supplies from getting to the Allies, German U-boats sunk boats without warning<br />Sinking of the Lusitania – 128 Americans killed!<br />The Zimmermann Telegram<br />A note from the German government asking Mexico to attack the U.S. was intercepted and published in newspapers<br />Effects of U.S. entry into WWI:<br />Arrival of fresh US troops helped the Allies win war<br />

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