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World War 1 Timeline

1914

Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

1915

Sinking of the lusitania

1917

Commitee on public information was established

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Zimmerman telegram was intercepted

1917

UNited states enters the war

The Committee of Public Information was disguised as a purely social and impartial body, but it was highly influenced by the government and thus it churned out pro-war propaganda. High-class/social-status people joined this group and printed posters, wrote articles, and gave speeches. These famous speeches have been characterized by 4-minute speeches given by members at theaters in between short film screenings.

The United States officially joined World War 1 on April 6th on the Allied side in response to the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and the Zimmerman telegram. Despite the backlash from the citizens of the US, our government declared war and began the most devastating era of modern history.

The Lusitania was a civilian ocean liner that was torpedoed by a German U-boat after unrestricted submarine warfare was declared by Germany in response to the Allied naval blockade. There were 761 survivors out of the 1,266 passengers and 696 crew aboard, several were American Citizens.

The Zimmerman Telegram was a secret letter sent from Germany to Mexico attempting to convince them to join the Axis powers due to their strategic location and their history with the United States. This letter was intercepted by British forces and shared with the United States spiking energy to join the war.

Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot by a member of a Bosnian-Serb revolutionary group called the "Young Bosnia." The assassination aimed to free Bosnia and Herzegovina of Austria-Hungarian rule and establish a Slavic nation-state (Yugoslavia).

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1917

Selective service act enacted

1917

SEspionage act enacted

1918

Woodrow Wilson's 14 points speech

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War industries board established

1917

Russian Revolution

Woodrow Wilson's proposal to end World War 1. It focused on land, free trade, and decolonization yet ultimately failed due to other European countries wanting to destroy Germany's economy to improve their own and prevent them from starting another war.

The Russian or Bolshevik Revolution was in response to the Tsar and his use of peasants as dispensable soldiers during World War 1. This leads Russia to begin to take on socialist ideals for the future.

It was enacted to prevent insubordination, protect military operations, and prevent anti-war sentiments from growing publicly. It can be seen as a violation of the First Amendment.

Made to coordinate wartime supplies by being in direct contact with the military and suppliers. They also encouraged certain mass production techniques to maximize efficiency.

The Conscription Act made provisions for conscious dissenters to the war and the draft. Caused civil unrest as so many does as a result of this ant even more with permanently disfigured mentally and physically.

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1918

spanish flu outbreak among troops

1918

sedition act enacted

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Meuse-argonne offensive

1918

First armistice day

Commemorated the Armistice signed between the Allied powers and Germany. Symbolized the end of the fighting but did not fix all of the problems.

Curtailed free speech of US citizens during WW1 by not allowing negative speech against the government. This was coupled with the advertisement of government bonds complied with societal pressure to support the war.

Largest offensive in US History. The battle that ended the war was extremely long and bloody.

During WW1 the Spanish Flu was downplayed by the government greatly to prevent the spread of anti-war sentiments. Several soldiers suffered and died from this disease as well as several civilians.

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1919

Trench Warfare

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machine gun

1920

lasting effects

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chemical warfare

1920

Establishment of the league of nations

The generation of men who fought in WWI is known as the lost generation due to the mass death of men and the permanent effects that war had on them. Several people were disfigured from wounds, amputations, and skin conditions due to chemical warfare. Soldiers also had extreme PTSD and this was misdiagnosed as "shell shock" and caused many issues for the future ruining this generation's lives.

The League of Nations was established to prevent such a big disaster from happening again and served as a place where international laws and agreements could be set. Served as progressiveness from the atrocities of WW1.

They allowed for soldiers to be mowed down on astronomical levels. Caused mass dyings and coupled with trench warfare was horrible and devastating.

Another gruesome reality of trench warfare was chemical warfare, it left many people disfigured and caused many people to die slow and gruesome deaths. It is now illegal.

Trench warfare contributed to the length and grueling nature of WW1. It also contributed to the pointless nature of the war as soldiers would fight for days to gain mere inches of territory. They also destroyed the environment.