September 30, 2020
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World War One Factors
⟶ Updated 30 Jan 2019 ⟶
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6 Feb 2018
the roaring twenties timeline
1870 The french lose in the Franco-Prussian war leading to France paying out huge amounts of war reparations. this lead to the creation of the newly formed German Empire who would rapidly industrialise and begin forming a new National identity, thus leading to the unbalancing of power on the European continent.
1870 this painting acts as a secondary source to the events within the Franco-Prussian war after their loss in the war the french people grew resentful of the newly formed German Empire and would carry that sentiment all the way until the first world war and beyond
1880 with the death of the German Emperor Wilhelm came the ascension of his son Wilhelm II who would dismantle much of Germany's foreign relationships by dismissing the much needed chancellor Otto Von Bismark and refused to renew the Reinsurance Treaty which deteriorated Austria-Hunagry's relationship with Russia and had the side effect of isolating france which would lead to france and russia froming a secret alliance
1905 Russo-Japanese aggression over central Asia and Korea came to blows with the Russo-Japanese War. The Russians would end up losing much in the war against Japan, with the entire Baltic and Pacific fleet being lost. The war also caused a unheard of political crisis that led to the Russian Revolution of 1905. The war would end Russian ambitions in the Far East and as a result, the Russian government instead turned its attention to Europe, and especially the Balkans. This reignited the old rivalry wi
1907 Fearing German militarism, Great Britain turned to other powers for a guarantee of support should Germany turn their eyes towards the British Isles this would then lead to Great Britain forming an alliance with France who were already rivals with Germany. Great Britain would also turn to another enemy of Germany, Russia & together all three nations would form the Triple Entente
1911-1912 The Italo-Turkish War didn't pose any major threat to peace in Europe. But the Turkish defeat exposed the weakness of the Ottoman army and disagreement between the Europe about the so-called Eastern Questions - the fate of the dying Ottoman Empire. The war between the Kingdom of Italy and the Ottoman Empire was also a strong incentive for the Balkan League which would capture the Balkan peninsula from the Turks independently from the great powers.
1912 Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Bulgaria created the Balkan League, a military alliance against the Ottoman Empire. Within a couple months, the Balkan allies stripped the Ottoman Empire of its ownership of the Balkans and divided the conquered territory among themselves. In June, Bulgaria turned against Serbia and Greece due to a dispute over partition of Macedonia. But the Bulgarians were defeated within a month and forced to give up their claims in Macedonia. The success of the Balkan League scare
1914 On June 28, a group of conspirators from a revolutionary movement called Mlada Bosna (‘Young Bosnia’) carried out the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian heir, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife while they were visiting Sarajevo. Since the assassin, Gavrilo Princip and his 5 accomplices were Bosnian Serbs, the Dual Monarchy accused Serbia to stand behind the assassination. The event triggered the series of events that directly led to the outbreak of World War I. Austria-Hungary was determined
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