Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo. His death is the event that sparks World War I. The government saw the assassination as a direct attack on the country. They believed that the Serbians had helped the Bosnian terrorists in the attack.When Serbia rejected the demands, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
U.S. Enters War
Germany invades Belgium, beginning World War I On 2 August 1914, the day before Germany declared war on France, the German government wrote to the Belgian government demanding the right of free passage across Belgium for its troops, so that the latter could most efficiently invade France and reach Paris.
Germany and Russia Peace
On the 7 May 1915, a German U-boat sunk the British luxury liner, the RMS Lusitania. 1,198 people lost their lives, including 128 Americans. Its sinking caused moral outrage both in Britain and in the US and led, ultimately, to the USA declaring war against Germany
We stand here today marking our new found peace
In 1917, Germany, determined to win its war of attrition against the Allies, announced the resumption of unrestricted warfare in war-zone waters. Three days later, the United States broke diplomatic relations with Germany, and just hours after that the American liner was sunk by a German U-boat.
The Germans sign a peace treaty with the new Bolshevik government of Russia. The terms of the treaty give Germany huge tracts of land that had been the Ukraine and Poland, and peace on the Eastern Front allows Germany to shift soldiers to the Western Front, causing serious problems for the French, British, and Americans.
An Armistice is signed ending fighting on the Western Front.The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their last opponent, Germany. ... Also known as the Armistice of Compiègne from the place where it was signed, it came into force at 11 a.m.