1914 - Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated by Serbian nationalists. Although this incident nearly leads to war, fortunately, at the last minute, the Russian Empire agrees not to attack Austria-Hungary, so long as they don't expand for a period of 10 years. This averts war, but neither side trusts the other, and tension remains high for the rest of the year.
1915 - With the triple alliance undergoing extreme increases in their military's, The triple entente decides to add Spain to the alliance. Russia disagrees with this, thus alienating them from their western allies even more, even while border clashes with Austria-Hungary and Germany are constant. When Austria begins to line up troops on their border with Romania, Russia declares war on Austria Hungary, and both Germany and Austria begin invasions of Russia, with France, the UK, Italy and Spain all declaring neutrality.
1916 - The war between Germany and Austria-Hungary VS. Russia continues, climaxing at the bloody battle Kiev. However, with s civil war beginning within their nation, Russia is forced to surrender Poland and the Baltic states to Germany, and a large portion of Ukraine to Austria-Hungary. Despite this, a three way civil war erupts across Russia, with the three factions being communist, monarchist, and federalist, as well as several independence movements. Meanwhile, Japan invades Kamchatka, taking advantage of the civil war in Russia.
1917 - Although Japanese forces stop their attack after taking their Kamchatka peninsula, the Russian civil war rages on. Although the communists have a clear advantage, the monarchists and the federalists work together increasingly to stop this advantage. Many smaller groups claim independence within Russia, forming their own minor nations. Meanwhile, all three sides receive backing from Germany, as part of Germany's plan to make the war grind on as long as possible.
1918 - Hitting the two year mark, the Russian civil war continues, but increasingly combat becomes smaller scale as faction leaders try to make peace. Also involved on the peace conferences are many smaller semi-sovereign Russian nations, trying to secure their futures. Austria-Hungary attacks and takes over Romania, despite many domestic issues plague the nation. Meanwhile, in the pacific, japans influence continues to grow.
1919 - The belligerents of the Russian revolution finally make peace, and agree to form the Confederation of Semi-Sovereign Russian Republic (CSRR). The nation includes a communist, a monarchist and a federalist Semi-Sovereign Russian republic centered in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Kiev respectively. In addition, about 15 other Russian republics join the confederacy, each one aligned with a faction. Meanwhile, The UK and France help Spain modernize and industrialize.
1920 - the CSRR proves to be a success, despite some infighting, and the challenge of managing a nation with so many prominent factions within the nation. Germany refocuses its attention on western Europe, and prepares for possible war against the triple entente. Cracks begin to appear in the Austrian-Hungarian empire, with several revolutionary movements starting. Germany begins to sell weapons to the Mexican government, angering America, and leading Roosevelt to consider action against the Mexican government, still lead by president Huerta.
1921 - With weapons shipments continuing to come in from Germany, America invades Mexico. Roosevelt sends troops to secure the port city of Veracruz, and sends many more in an assault down to Mexico City, starting in Texas and New Mexico. Germany, immediately condemns the move but does nothing about, while the triple Alliance Supports the move fully. Austria-Hungary starts to crack, with several minor revolts start throughout the country.
1922 - The American Invasion of Mexico continues, with the American having secured most of Northern Mexico, as well s the port City of Veracruz, and they begin to close in on Mexico City. Germany stops weapons shipments to Mexico, seeing it as a lost cause, and unwilling to carry on. Austria-Hungary falls further into disrepair, with several active independence movements starting. Germany becomes more and more involved with putting these rebellions down, and becomes more involved in Austrian politics.
1923 - Mexico is completely secured by the Americans, and Becomes protectorate of the US in all but name. The Americans announce a plan to release Mexico as an independent, stable, nation within 20 years. Austria-Hungary continues to experience ever worsening revolts, riots, and independence movements forcing Germany to continue to get involved. In particular, the situation is very unstable in Serbia And Romania.
1924 - Romania Demands independence from Austria-Hungary, And it is granted. This however, does nothing to quell riots, and many other nations also request independence. German troops continue to spread across the nation, and gains even more influence in Austrian politics, with Austria being at least partially dependent on German economic and military aid. Japan and the CSRR have several border disputes, but Japan holds the captured land, mostly due to infighting in the CSRR.
1925 - With Many revolutions, Austria-Hungary is forced to let Bosnia, Serbia and their portion of Ukraine independence, plus partial anatomy to Croatia. Because of this, the empire more or less collapses, be comes a dependency of Germany, which lets Croatia go free, but keeps the rest of Austria-Hungary intact, as a dependency. However, the triple Entente worry that now that internal issues have been solved, war might come soon. As a result, they place restrictions of the triple alliance, saying that if Germany, Italy, Or Austria-Hungary attacked another nation, the triple alliance would intervene.
1926 - In order to ease tension within the Empire, Germany splits Austria-Hungary into three nations, Austria, North Hungary, and South Hungary, each one dependent on Germany. Germany and Italy Begin building up attack forces on the french border, and in Germany's case, the Belgium border as well. The triple Entente mobilizes soon after, and minor border conflicts ensue. Both sides now have planes with weapons on them, though they have yet to be tested. In addition, Germany has surprise for the Triple Entente. The first tanks.
1927 - War breaks out with Germany invading Belgium. France rushes to Belgium defense, and is also attacked by Italy. Right away, the triple alliance(AKA the Axis Powers) has the advantage due to larger standing military, and the extensive use of tanks to overwhelm the french and British. despite the initial advantage, fighting bogs down quickly and soon becomes a bloody stalemate. America refuses to get involved, with Calvin Coolidge calling the incident "A European matter" and "of no consequence at all to the american people, and most likely never will be."
1928 - The War continues to grind on, with the allied powers beginning to receive aid from America, but still are slowly retreating. The major action of the Axis powers is to attack Paris, in a long and bloody battle, eventually resulting in the city's ruin and capture. IN the battle of Paris, unprecedented Air Support was used, to great effect. In addition, Austrian People begin to accept the New Arrangement, with Austria-Hungary divided. The American Pubic also begins leaning towards assisting the allies in the war.
1929 - The War, now dubbed "the great war" continues, finally turning in favor of the allies, with equipment coming from America giving them a decisive advantage. despite this, the allies only push the axis back to the border, and the Germans hold Belgium. in December, A cease fire and negotiations start. Although the war only lasted 3 years it was one of the deadliest wars in human history up to that point, with the possible exception of the Russian Revolution.
!930 - Peace is made between to allied and axis powers. it is agreed that German will be able to annex Belgium, but will keep none of the conquered french territory. the peace is once again uneasy, but either side is willing to attack at this point, with so many dead and so little gained. All involved countries begin to invest in the latest military technology, with Britain and Germany building up their navy's in particular. Meanwhile, in the pacific, Japanese troops invade Manchuria.