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Field marshal Alfred von Schlieffen, chief of the Germany General Staff developed the Schlieffen Plan.
Agadir Crisis( Second Moroccan Crisis)
Albert Einstein moved to Berlin
World War I: Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
World War I: The United Kingdom declared war on Germany.
Blockade of Germany: The United Kingdom established a blockade of war materiel and foodstuffs bound for Germany.
Battle of Tannenberg: The German 8th Army decisively defeated a Russian force near Olsztyn, practically destroying the Russian 2nd Army.
First Battle of the Marne: French forces met the invading 1st and 2nd Armies of the German Empire at the Marne.
Second Battle of Ypres: The German army released chlorine gas against the French line at Ypres.
Battle of Jutland: The British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet met in battle in the North Sea, at a cost of some ten thousand lives and several ships sunk.
Brusilov Offensive: The Russian Empire launched an offensive across the Eastern Front in the Austrian Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria which would cost some half million Russian casualties and over a million German and Austrian casualties.
Battle of the Somme: A British force drove the German 2nd Army behind its first line of defense at a cost of some sixty thousand casualties.
Battle of Verdun: The French Second Army consolidated control over Fort Douaumont in Douaumont, ending major operations in a battle which cost as many as one million French and German casualties.
The Turnip Winter begins--a period of famine in which the German people were driven to subsist on turnips.
The German navy introduced unrestricted submarine warfare, in which submarines sought to destroy surface ships without warning.
The Turnip Winter ended.
Spring Offensive: German forces attacked the British Fifth Army and broke their line in northern France
Hundred Days Offensive: An allied force of primarily French, British and American troops drove back the German line at Amiens.
Germany Revolution of 1918-19: Wilhelm abdicated his titles as German Emperor and king of Prussia.
World War I: A German delegation signed the Armistice of 11 November 1918, promising an immediate cessation of hostilities, significant territorial concessions, and the surrender of Germany's war materiel.
Germany President Election 1919: Friedrich Ebert of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) was elected president by the Weimar National Assembly, with seventy-three percent of the vote.
Paris Peace Conference, 1919: Representatives of some thirty world powers signed the Treaty of Versailles, under which Germany was forced to disarm, give up its colonies, make substantial territorial concessions, and pay reparations to the Allies.
The Weimar Constitution came into force. The Weimar Republic succeeded the German Empire.
Germany and Russia signed the Treaty of Rapallo
Beer Hall Putsch
Dawes Plan was agreed
The last of the Locarno Treaties
Germany joined the League of Nations.
Wall Street Crash
German Federal Election
The Enabling Act
Night Of the Long Knives
Remilitarisation of the Rhineland
The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was signed
Germany invaded Poland
Death of Adolf Hitler
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) was founded.
Allied plans for German industry after World War II
The Free Democratic Party (FDP) was established.
United States cargo planes began shipping food and medical supplies to West Berlin.
Berlin Blockade: The Soviet Union lifted the blockade.
West Germany was founded.
West German federal election
East Germany was founded
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