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Activity Discussion History Major events of World War I

  • Elvira

    April 22, 2024 at 12:22 pm
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    Major events of World War I:

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo in June 1914 – This event is considered the immediate trigger that started the war.

    Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia in July 1914 – This led to a series of declarations of war between the Allied Powers (Britain, France, Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire).

    Germany invades Belgium and Luxembourg in August 1914 – This brings Britain into the war on the side of the Allies.

    Battle of the Marne in September 1914 – The Allies halt the German advance into France, marking the start of the trench warfare that would characterize much of the war.

    Gallipoli Campaign from 1915-1916 – An unsuccessful Allied attempt to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople.

    Battle of Verdun in 1916 – One of the longest and most brutal battles of the war, resulting in over 300,000 casualties.

    Battle of the Somme in 1916 – Another major battle that resulted in over 1 million casualties.

    Entry of the United States in April 1917 – The U.S. joins the war on the side of the Allies after a policy of neutrality.

    Russian Revolution in 1917 – The Bolshevik revolution leads Russia to withdraw from the war.

    Entry of the United States in 1917-1918 – American troops help turn the tide of the war in favor of the Allies.

    Armistice signed on November 11, 1918 – This marks the end of the war.

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