Updated: 1/10/2021

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  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
  • Germany Invades Belgium
  • The Lusitania Sinks
  • Gavrilo Princip's assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, occurred on June 28, 1914. This event sparks World War I.
  • The Zimmerman Telegram
  • Germany invades Belgium, officially beginning World War I.
  • The US Enters the War
  • A German submarine sinks the passenger liner Lusitania. The ship carries 1,198 people, 128 of them Americans.
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico. If the United States entered World War I against Germany, Mexico would recover Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.
  • Hey Mexico ;)-Germany
  • The United States joins the Allied Forces (France, Britain, Russia) to fight against the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire) in World War I
  • The treaty redivided the territory of the defeated Central Powers, restricted Germany's armed forces, and established the League of Nations. It left Germany resentful about what it considered a vindictive settlement while not sufficiently restricting its ability eventually to rearm and seek forcible redress.
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