Siege of Sevastopol
The Allies decided to destroy Russian power in the Black Sea by capturing the key naval base of Sevastopol, on ...
the Arctic 1855
Crimean War in the Arctic
Other nations were soon to follow the United States in signing treaties with Japan, in particular Britain, which was currently ...
End of the Crimean War
The siege of Sevastopol was poorly managed by both sides, but eventually the Allies prevailed. In 1856, under the additional ...
North America 1857
For many US citizens, the Mexican-American War had demonstrated that conquering Latin America was both easy and the natural destiny ...
the Arctic 1859
Russian expeditions and settlers had been infiltrating China's Amur region since the late 1840s. After the Crimean War exposed ...
East Asia 1901
In August 1900, the Allies captured Peking, defeating the remnants of the Boxer Rebellion over the following year. Peace was ...
East Asia 1902
During the Boxer Rebellion, Russia had occupied Manchuria. Suspicious of Russian intentions in the region and wary of its alliance ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1915
Early German Victories in Africa
The Maritz rebellion forced South Africa to postpone its invasion of German South West Africa, allowing the Germans to launch ...
The Ottoman Turks had entered the War on the side of Germany in October 1914, threatening the Suez Canal and ...
Southern Asia 1915
By 1915, the War in Europe had reached a stalemate in the West while Russia faced increasing pressure in the ...
Central Power Breakthrough in the East
Italy joined the Allies in May, but the rest of the year favored the Central Powers. In August the Germans ...
Southern Asia 1916
Siege of Kut
The British had consolidated control over the Persian Gulf at the start of the War by invading southern Mesopotamia. In ...
Battle of Verdun
In February 1916, the Germans launched an attack on Verdun. The German plan was not so much to take the ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1916
East African Campaign
By March 1916 the Allies had conquered all of the German colonial empire except for German East Africa. That month ...
Collapse of the Eastern Front
The Brusilov Offensive was to be Russia's last major campaign of the War. Its nearest ally, Romania, was quickly ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1917
Conquest of German East Africa
By the beginning of 1917 the Allies had confined the German forces in East Africa to the bush country south ...
Southern Asia 1917
Unfortunately for the Allies, the new Russian Republic which had arisen after the February Revolution was weak and unstable. On ...
Civil War and the Execution of the Tsar
The Czechoslovak troops seized much of the Trans-Siberian Railway. With their support, anti-Bolshevik factions quickly gained power across Siberia. Simultaneously ...
the Arctic 1918
Allied Intervention in Russia
The US entry into the War could not save Russia, which was largely cut off from the other Allies and ...
East Asia 1918
In the chaos of the Russian Revolution, Czechoslovak troops seized control of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Allies swiftly moved to ...