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World War I – history of Europe

By |2018-04-11T18:18:43-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

A Russian machine gun At the end of the 1800s, many countries around the world were angry. France, Britain, and the United States were controlling most of the world. They took whatever they wanted to make themselves richer. Other people wanted to be richer too. In Central Asia, Russia tried to take over the Ottoman Empire and Afghanistan. But the British and French fought [...]

Austria-Hungary in the 1800s

By |2018-04-08T21:33:41-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Leopold's son Francis II Leopold attacks France Joseph II of Austria died at 48 in 1790 AD, just before the French Revolution. His younger brother Leopold II took power. The new French government arrested their sister Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, and Leopold soon led Austria and Prussia into war with France. When Leopold died at [...]