1910s

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From left, clockwise: The Model T Ford is introduced and becomes widespread; The sinking of the RMS Titanic causes the deaths of nearly 1,500 people and attracts global and historical attention; Title bar: All the events below are part of World War I (1914–1918); French Army lookout at his observation post in 1917; Russian troops awaiting a German attack; A ration party of the Royal Irish Rifles in a communication trench during the Battle of the Somme; Vladimir Lenin addresses a crowd in the midst of the October Revolution of 1917; A flu pandemic in 1918 kills tens of millions worldwide.
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The 1910s (pronounced "nineteen-tens", also abbreviated as the "teens") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1910, and ended on December 31, 1919. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism which had its beginnings during the second half of the 19th century. The conservative lifestyles during the first half of the decade, as well as the legacy of military alliances, was forever changed by the assassination, on June 28, 1914, of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The murder triggered a chain of events in which, within 33 days, World War I broke out in Europe on August 1, 1914. The conflict dragged on until a truce was declared on November 11, 1918, leading to the controversial, one-sided Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on June 28, 1919.

The war's end triggered the abdication of various monarchies and the collapse of five of the last modern empires of Russia, Germany, China, Ottoman Turkey and Austria-Hungary, with the latter splintered into Austria, Hungary, southern Poland (who acquired most of their land in a war with Soviet Russia), Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, as well as the unification of Romania with Transylvania and Moldavia. However, each of these states (with the possible exception of Yugoslavia) had large German and Hungarian minorities, creating some unexpected problems that would be brought to light in the next two decades. (See Dissolution of Austro-Hungarian Empire: Successor States for better description of composition of names of successor countries/states following the splinter.)

The decade was also a period of revolution in a number of countries. The Portuguese 5 October 1910 revolution, which ended the 8 century long monarchy, spearheaded the trend, followed by the Mexican Revolution in November 1910, which led to the ousting of dictator Porfirio Diaz, developing into a violent civil war that dragged on until mid-1920, not long after a new Mexican Constitution was signed and ratified. The Russian Empire also had a similar fate, since its participation on World War I led it to a social, political and economical collapse which made the tsarist autocracy unsustainable and, as a following of the events of 1905, culminated in the Russian Revolution and the establishment of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, under the direction of the Bolshevik Party later renamed as Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The Russian Revolution of 1917, known as the October Revolution, was followed by the Russian Civil War, which dragged on until approximately late 1922.

Much of the music in these years was ballroom-themed. Many of the fashionable restaurants were equipped with dance floors. Prohibition in the United States began January 16, 1919, with the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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العربية: عقد 1910
aragonés: Anyos 1910
asturianu: Década de 1910
azərbaycanca: 1910-cu illər
Bân-lâm-gú: 1910 nî-tāi
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 1910-я
български: 1910-те
bosanski: 1910-e
Чӑвашла: 1910-мĕш çулсем
čeština: 1910–1919
Cymraeg: 1910au
dansk: 1910'erne
davvisámegiella: 1910-lohku
Deutsch: 1910er
Ελληνικά: Δεκαετία 1910
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 1910
эрзянь: 1910 це иеть
español: Años 1910
Esperanto: 1910-aj jaroj
Fiji Hindi: 1910s
føroyskt: 1910-árini
français: Années 1910
Gaeilge: 1910idí
Gàidhlig: 1910an
ГӀалгӀай: 1910-гIа шераш
贛語: 1910年代
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: 1910 ngièn-thoi
한국어: 1910년대
hrvatski: 1910-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 1910-an
interlingua: Annos 1910
Ирон: 1910-тæ
íslenska: 1911-1920
italiano: Anni 1910
Jawa: 1910-an
ქართული: 1910-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 1910
Latina: Anni 1910
latviešu: 1910. gadi
Ligure: Anni 1910
македонски: 1910-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 1910-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 1910 nièng-dâi
Nederlands: 1910-1919
日本語: 1910年代
norsk nynorsk: 1910-åra
Nouormand: Annaées 1910
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 1910-lar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: 1910 ਦਾ ਦਹਾਕਾ
português: Década de 1910
română: Anii 1910
Runa Simi: 1910 watakuna
русский: 1910-е годы
саха тыла: 1910-с
Sesotho sa Leboa: 1910s
shqip: Vitet 1910
sicilianu: 1910ini
Simple English: 1910s
slovenščina: 1910.
српски / srpski: 1910-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 1910-e
Basa Sunda: 1910-an
suomi: 1910-luku
svenska: 1910-talet
தமிழ்: 1910கள்
татарча/tatarça: 1910-еллар
Türkmençe: 1910ýý
українська: 1910-ті
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 1910
吴语: 1910年代
ייִדיש: 1910ער
粵語: 1910年代
中文: 1910年代