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Declarations of War


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Is this list complete and correct?

Austria against Belgium, August, 29, 1914.

Austria against Japan, August 27, 1914.

Austria against Montenegro, August 9, 1914.

Austria against Russia, August 6, 1914.

Austria against Serbia, July 28, 1914.

Belgium against Germany, August 4, 1914.

Brazil against Germany, October 26, 1917.

Bulgaria against Serbia, October 14, 1915.

China against Austria, August 14, 1917.

China against Germany, August 14, 1917.

Costa Rica against Germany, May 23, 1918.

Cuba against Germany, April 7, 1917.

Cuba against Austria-Hungary, Dec. 16, 1917.

France against Austria, August 13, 1914.

France against Bulgaria, October 16, 1915.

France against Germany, August 3, 1914.

France against Turkey, November 5, 1914.

Germany against Belgium, August 4, 1914.

Germany against France, August 3, 1914.

Germany against Portugal, March 9, 1916.

Germany against Roumania, September 14, 1916.

Germany against Russia, August 1, 1914.

Great Britain against Austria, August 13, 1914.

Great Britain against Bulgaria, October 15, 1915.

Great Britain against Germany, August 4, 1914.

Great Britain against Turkey, November 5, 1914.

Greece against Bulgaria, November 28, 1916 (Provisional Government)

Greece against Bulgaria, July 2, 1917 (Government of Alexander).

Greece against Germany, November 28, 1916 (Provisional Government).

Greece against Germany, July 2, 1917 (Government of Alexander).

Guatelmala against Germany and Austria-Hungary, April 22, 1918.

Haiti against Germany, July 15, 1918.

Honduras against Germany, July 19, 1918.

Italy against Austria, May 24, 1915.

Italy against Bulgaria, October 19, 1915.

Italy against Germany, August 28, 1916.

Italy against Turkey, August 21, 1915.

Japan against Germany, August 23, 1914.

Liberia against Germany, August 4, 1917.

Montenegro against Austria, August 8, 1914.

Montenegro against Germany, August 9, 1914.

Nicaragua against Germany, May 24, 1918.

Panama against Germany, April 7, 1917.

Panama against Austria, December 10, 1917.

Portugal against Germany, November 23, 1914. (Resolution passed authorizing military intervention as ally of England.)

Portugal against Germany, May 19, 1915. (Military aid granted.)

Roumania against Austria, August 27, 1916. (Allies of Austria also considered it a declaration.)

Russia against Germany, August 7, 1914.

Russia against Bulgaria, October 19, 1915.

Russia against Turkey, November 3, 1914.

San Marino against Austria, May 24, 1915.

Serbia against Bulgaria, October 16, 1915.

Serbia against Germany, August 6, 1914.

Serbia against Turkey, December 2, 1914.

Siam against Austria, July 22, 1917.

Turkey against Allies, November 23, 1914.

Turkey against Roumania, August 29, 1916.

United States against Germany, APril 6, 1917.

United States against Austria-Hungary, December 7, 1917.

Mick

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Very comprehensive! "You're a better man than I am Gunga Din!"

^_^

Geraint

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Don't be to impressed I didn't compile it B)

Mick

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It'd be interesting to try and suss the geo-politics that brought about some of these declarations.

Like, for instance, what the heck did Siam have against Austria?

And I know Costa Rica is a peace loving nation (which I don't think has a standing army today) so what brings them in - and as late as May 1918?

J

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Brazil must have been nuts declaring war against Germany :D

Ger

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Bet the Germans were trembling in their boots with Siam and Costa Rica declaring war.

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And I know Costa Rica is a peace loving nation (which I don't think has a standing army today) so what brings them in - and as late as May 1918?

J

John

According to Ron Genini's article Latin America in World War I, The Costa Rican government declared war on Germany in an attempt to gain recognition from the USA. The government had come to power via a coup & President Wilson had refused to recognise them as the legitimate power in Costa Rica. The declaration of war was a waste of time as the USA continued to refuse to recognise Federico Tinoco's government. Tinoco also used the guise of interning German national's as a way of preventing the former president regaining power. Whether the German community in Costa Rica were actually pro the previous regime or not is unclear but I assume so given the statement.

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It'd be interesting to try and suss the geo-politics that brought about some of these declarations.

Like, for instance, what the heck did Siam have against Austria?

Again purely political it would seem. King Rama VI decided that declaring war against Germany & Austria would give Siam an opportunity to gain political equality with the other ruling nations in South East Asia, namely Great Britian & France. Siam had lost a number of territories between 1889 & 1909 to the two imperial powers, most notably Laos & Cambodia to the French. This information was sourced from the article by Duncan Stearn 'Thailand & the First World War'

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As an addition to the above, Siam lost 19 soldiers killed in action on the Western front. They are commemorated on a memorial in Bangkok.

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Will

Thanks for taking the trouble to nosy at these for me. I had assumed regional politics were involved somehwere along the way.

John

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Bet the Germans were trembling in their boots with Siam and Costa Rica declaring war.

The list didn't include Siam declaring war on Germany.....sure that improved te Kaiser's sleep!

Bruce

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Will thanks for that, stimulates a bit more research into lesser known aspects.

Mick

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