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Lucas Sánchez potes
11 months ago
Archduke ferdinand assassinated. Sarajevo, bosnia: unsteady alliances erupt into war as russia, serbias ally, begins to mobilize.
Germany declares war on Russia and France
Nations align for war
Wilson declares U.S neutrality. Washington, D.C: reflecting strong public opinion, Wilson states that US will not join the war
Germany declares waters around british isles a war zone
Lusitania sunk by germans. Off coast of Irland: torpedoed without warning, the luisitania sinks in 18 minutes, killing 1198 people(128 americans).
Sussex pledge Berlin: following sinking of french steamer sussex, germany again agrees to "visit and search" rules, but insists that great britain should also agree to obey international laws regarding freedom of the seas
Arabic pledge. Berlin: Germany promises not to sink unarmed liners following sinking of british liner arabic
Wilson wins 1916 presidential eletion U.S: declaring "he kept us out of war" Wilson and democrats barely defeat hughes and republicans
Wilson calls for "peace without victory" Washington, D.C: frustrated with his efforts to mediate peace, Wilson becomes convinced that both sides needed to cease hostilities
Germany resumes unlimited submarine warfare Berlin: US help would be too late so germany seeks to starve England into submission
ZImmermann note discovered. minister Zimmermann ask Mexico to join germany
Wilson asks congress for greater powers. senate, led by la follete wisconsin, refuse to grant Wilson power to wage an undeclared naval war.
Russian revolution deposes czar Nicholas. Russia: instability in europe encourages wilson to act.
Wilson asks for declration of war.
Food administration formed. Herbert hoover heads effort to conserve food and boost agricultural output.
creel committee issues official propaganda: daily "official bulletins".
war industries board created: private industrie for selective goods.
selective service act passed: 10 million men are enlisted; 3 million men serve as draftees in the war.
14 points declared: Wilson lits his goals for a war-free world, including a league of nations
cantigny: first victory for american troops
chateau-thierry: french and american troops block germany advance
Belleau wood: american forces suffer heavy losses but defeat germans
second battle of the marne: france: allied forces defeat germans who begin retreat east
meuse-argonne: eastern france: gen. pershing loses 120 thousand men of his troops in heavy fighting
sedan: american troops cut german supply lines 50 miles behind german front.
germans surrender, expecting a peace drawn up under wilsons generous 14 points: worst war in world history is over. 10 million soldiers killed, 10 million civilians die from disease and starvation.
treaty of versailles signed: france: germany signs treaty drafted by "big four" which includes huge reparation demands
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