On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne and his wife was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist. Austria-Hungary blamed the Serbia government for supporting terrorism. Soon Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
New Technology and TrenchWarfare
On May 7, 1915 the British passenger called the Lusitania was ranked by a U-boat. America blamed the attack on the Germans and declared war on them. Wilson was showed a telegraph that was intercepted by the British that Mexico should join the Germans.
The alliance system drew more than 20 countries into the war either by force or willingly. Britain, France, and Russia led the Allies. Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire led the central powers
The Treaty of Paris
In WW1 new technology were created like hand grenade that were powerful explosives. Trench warfare was a style for fighting were each side the soldiers would be in mud. Conditions were so bad that sometimes the soldiers would get trench foot.
In early autumn Germany realized that the war was a lost caused for them and offered an armistice. On October 6 Germany had sent a request for an armistice to Wilson. In the armistice Germany had to pull back their troops in the Western Fort, canceled the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, and hand over all of the U-boats.
Wilson had a peace plan called the Fourteen Points in which was a way to prevent any future wars that might happen. Wilson rejected to join the League of Nation for he believed that the US should go on its own path. In the League of Nations blamed Germany for starting the war. The punishment that Germany got was to pay for the damage of the war.