Wow! Our army has grown since the Franco-Prussion War!
The growing European divide had led to an arms race between all of the main countries.
Don't forget me!
Let's form an alliance!
In 1879, Germany and Austria-Hungary form an alliance. Later on in 1882, Italy joins them as well as France.
New materials and new markets please!
Well, this is our land then ole' chap!
In the 1900's, France had control over most of Africa and so, the British took over five continents. The Europeans however, requested for new materials and markets.
Bonjour, Africa is our land!
Alsace and Lorraine are ours now!
Bonjour, we want them back! We will fight for it if we have to!
We will show the world how we can still fight! Even though we lost the Russo-Japanese War!
Germany took Alsace and Lorriane away from France when they won the Franco-Prussion war. France fought to take them back. Russia, who recently lost a war against Japan, proved how strong they were to the world.
The Assassination Of Areduke Ferdinland
On June 28th, 1914, Franz Ferinland, the heir to the Austrian throne, was assassinated