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World War 1

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World War 1

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The action who caused the start of the WW1 was the murder of Archduke Francisco Fernando, in Serbia, 1914 June 28, but the biggest factor who push the WW1 was the nationalists thoughts that appear in Europe in the end of XIX and in the beginning of XX, the national competition between the different economic and political militarization process and the vertiginous armamentistic race that separate de society of the end of XIX, from the creation of two systems of opposing alliances

The politic map of Europe was dominated by five big powers Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, France, Germany and Russia, y almost one big power, Italy. Among these nations there was an unstable balance of power, and alliances formed alliances to protect themselves.

The alliances were the triple entente and the central powers. The countries who formed the triple entente were France United Kingdom and Russia, and the Germany and austria-Hungary empire. In the same month Serbia and Belgium joined in the triple entente and in the same year joined Japan, and in the central powers joined Turkey. In the next year, 1915, Italy joined in the triple entente and Bulgary in the triple entente. In 1916 Romania joined in the triple entente and in 1917 Greece and United States of America joined in the triple entente and Russia abandoned the war.

The events of the WW1 occurred as a domino effect, this is, the Austro-Hungarian emperor, supported by Germany, blamed Serbia for the attack. Serbia was an ally of Russia, which in turn was an ally of France. A few days later, Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium, which provoked the English reaction and its entry into the conflict. The war developed on different fronts, but two were the most important and where most of the fighting took place: the Eastern Front (Russia) and the Western (France and Belgium). During the conflict, new deadly resources were used, such as chemical weapons and suffocating gas, which caused irreparable damage; Modern machine guns and war tanks.

In 1914, as I said before, in the 28th of July, The Serbian nationalist student Gavrilo Princip assassinated in Sarajevo (Bosnia Herzegovina) the archduke Francisco Ferdinand of Habsburg, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, and in two days Russia responded mobilizing its troops in defense of the Serbs. Immediately the alliance system (the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance) was put into operation.

On August 1, Germany declared war on Russia, and on August 3, on France, and for attack France, in 4 of August, German troops cross Belgium (neutral country) and enter France. In the same day the United Kingdom declares war on Germany.

From 19 to 24 August the Battle of Borders takes place on the north (Franco-Belgian border) and the east (French-German border), where French troops retreat 200 kilometres.

On August 23, Japan declared war on Germany, and from the 26th to the 30th of August takes place the Battle of Tannenberg. The German general Hindenburg slows the advance of the Russian forces in the front of East Prussia.

Between the 6th and 9th of September takes place the first battle of the Marne (east of Paris), in this battle a Franco-British counter-offensive brakes the advance of the Germans, less than 40 kilometers from Paris, and pushes them back north. About a million French and British soldiers faced with 800,000 Germans..

From September to November, on the western front, French and British on the one hand, and Germans on the other, they try to maneuvering to surround their enemies. The fighting approaches the North Sea, where they arrive on November 17. The front, which extends to the Swiss border, will not change much until the spring of 1918. War is buried in the trenches, contrary to what happens on the eastern front, where the war of movement continues throughout the conflict, and on November 1, the Ottoman Empire, which had closed access to the straits, isolating Russia, enters into a war on the side of the central powers (German and Austro-Hungarian empire).

Between January and August of 1915, 250,000 members (of the 400,000) of the Assyrian-Chaldean community, which is established in the west of the Euphrates River and in southern Turkey, are massacred.From 18 March to December it took place the defeat of the allies of the triple entente in the battle

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