First world war

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  • The dispute over Alsace Lorraine

    The german army attacked France. The germans won this short war, they took the regions of Alsace Lorraine from France.
    France became suspicious of the Germans.
  • The Russo-Turkish war

    Each wanted the control of the area (The Balkans) and they encouraged people in the area to support their claims for power.
  • The Naval race

    Wilhelm II (German emperor) wanted to be an imperial ruler. He set his sights on having an empire to match that of the British. For that he would need to have a large and powerful navy.
    A race started to have the largest navy. This race led to tension between Germany and British.
  • Franz Ferdinand´s death

    The archduke of Austria was killed, the heir to the throne og Austria-Hungary is seen as the inmediate trigger of the war.
  • The opening

    The conflict opened with the German invasion of Belgium, Luxembourg and France, the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia, and a Russian attack against Prussia.
  • Austria-Hungary vs Russia

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia
  • Germany vs France

    Germany declares war on France
  • German Zeppelins

    German Zeppelins bombard suburbs of London
  • Battle of Verdun

    Battle of Verdun begins. Germans take Haumont
  • Fort Douaumont

    Fort Douaumont falls to Germans in Verdun battle
  • Fort Douaumont

    Fort Douaumont recaptured by French
  • French recaptured of ground

    French recaptured of ground taken by Germans in Verdun battle
  • United States vs Germany

    United States declares war on Germany
  • American troops in France

    American troops in Fance fire their first shot in trench warfare
  • Americans breakthrough Germans defences at Meuse

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  • The eleventh

    On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the Armistice is signed effectively halting the war.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The final Treaty of Versailles is signed.
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    The scramble for Africa

    Many European nations wanted to have Empires. Much of Africa was colonised by European countries.