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    Timeline of wwi (wwi   part 2) Timeline of wwi (wwi part 2) Presentation Transcript

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