Recent Event Highlights: Bulgaria Joins Germany, Italy Joins War, Turks Join Germany, Britain declares war on Germany, Germany declares war on France, Germany declares war on Russia, and 15 more...
Created by jee_paul7 on Apr 16, 2010
Last updated: 04/29/10 at 06:48 PM
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Bulgaria joined Germany, and by joining with Germany, Bulgaria was spared a forcible induction to the Axis, and Bulgaria was not required to send forces to the Russian Front as were Hungary and Romania.
In World War I, Italy joined war by siding with Germany and Austria-Hungary in the Triple Alliance. Italy's experience in World War One was disastrous and ended with the insult of her 'reward' at the Versailles Settlement in 1919.
Turks have joined Germany and they helped Germany with wars and Germany also helped the Turks with things that they needed.
While Germany was invading through Belgium with Schlieffen Plan to avoid heavy French fortifications, Britain declared war on Germany.
When the Russians came to the defense of the Serbs, the Germans had no choice but to go to war to defend their Austrian allies. Their strategy for war against Russia was the Schefffein Plan which called for an initial attack against France, Russia's ally. So even though Germany had no dispute with France at the time, it still declared war against France.
Tsar wires to King George V that he had to mobilise on account of Serbia; but that though he had promised Kaiser he would not move troops during negotiations, Germany had suddenly declared war.
On August 1, 1914, Japan entered World War I ,honouring a military agreement with Britain and declared war on Germany.
Russian mobilization of 1914 continues to occupy a central place in a controversy which is raging around the problem of responsibility for the outbreak of the Great War.
The Royal Serbian Government not having answered in a satisfactory manner the note of July 23, 1914, presented by the Austro-Hungarian Minister at Belgrade, the Imperial and Royal Government are themselves compelled to see to the safeguarding of their rights and interests, and, with this object, to have recourse to force of arms. Austria-Hungary consequently considers herself henceforward in state of war with Serbia.
Archduke Francis Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Pincip who was a member of Bosnian revolutionary group called "Black Hand"
Bulgaria attacked Serbia and Greece to try to conquer them but of course, they failed to conquer them.
In 1912, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece attacked Turks to drive them out of Europe and they have created Albania after they were droven out.
The Triple Entente was the name given to the alliance between the Great Britain, the French Third Republic, and Russia after the signing of the Anglo-Russian Entente in 1907.
The Entente-cordiale is a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom and the French Republic. Beyond the immediate concerns of colonial expansion addressed by the agreement, the signing of the Entente cordiale marked the end of almost a millennium of intermittent conflict between the two nations and their predecessor states, and the start of a peaceful co-existence that has continued to date.
Russia was struggling financially. So, France helped them with their financial issues, and they formed a military alliance.
After Bismarck was dismissed, German nationalists made Bismarck their hero, building hundreds of monuments glorifying the symbol of powerful personal leadership. Historians praised him as a statesman of moderation and balance who was primarily responsible for the unification of the German states into a nation-state.
King William II was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, ruling both the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. Among the Allies during World War I, he was known either as The Kaiser or Kaiser Bill.
The Reinsurance Treaty of June 18, 1887 was an attempt by German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck to continue to ally with Russia after the League of the Three Emperors had broken down in the aftermath of the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War.
The Triple Alliance was the military alliance among Germany, Austria–Hungary, and Italy that lasted from 1882 until the start of World War I in 1914. Each member promised mutual support in the event of an attack by any two other great powers, or for Germany and Italy, an attack by France alone.
The Three Emperors' League was an informal alliance among Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia. The aims of the league were to preserve the social order of the conservative powers of Europe and to keep the peace between Austria-Hungary and Russia.
Germany was weak and disorganized, so one of their leaders tried something else which was called militarism, and used that as a way to unify and strengthen Germany.
Germany was focused on military and they have used up to 300% of their money, and by 1914, they became the 2nd largest navy to compete with British Dreadnought battleship class.
The Congress of Vienna was an international conference that was called in order to remake Europe after the downfall of Napoleon I. The main goal of the conference was to create a balance of power that would preserve the peace.