Major Turning Points of WWI

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  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

    Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to Austria-Hungary's throne, and his wife, Sophie, are assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip while the couple were visiting Sarajevo.
  • Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.

  • Germany declares war on Russia.

  • Germany declares war on France.

  • The United Kingdom declares war on Germany.

    after Germany invades Belgium
  • U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces the U.S. will remain neutral.

  • Lusitania is sunk

    Lusitania is sunk
    May 7 - The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by German U-boat, U-20
  • Zimmerman Telegram

    Zimmerman Telegram
    Germany sends the secret Zimmerman Telegram to Mexico in an effort to entice Mexico to join the war. The British intercept and decipher the coded message.
  • The United States declares war on Germany.

  • The Bolsheviks Revolution

    The Bolsheviks Revolution
    The Bolsheviks successfully overthrow the Russian government.
  • 14 Points

    U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issues his Fourteen Points to peace.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    officially ends WWI.
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    World War 1