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Chronicles of Darkness: 1917
- 1914-1918: The First World War begins.
- 1915-1917: The Ottoman Empire systematically eradicates most of its Armenian minority.
- 1916-1917: During the 12 Battles of the Isonzo in northern Italy, the weather begins to turn to the worst, resulting in more deaths from hypothermia on both sides than from enemy bullets. It results in the worst military defeat Italy ever suffered, with 275,000 prisoners made on that day.
- The first great tank offensive in history begins at the Battle of Cambrai in northern France.
- Using events among the mortal population as cover, the Carthian Movement of Russia stages a coup against the other Covenants.
- The Balfour Declaration of the British Empire promises the jewish people a homeland in the former Ottoman province of Palestine.