World War I

World War I

World War 1 began on July 28, 1914 and finally ended on November 11, 1918. World War 1 was fought in Europe with two opposing alliances that consisted of all the world’s economic great powers. Over nine million combatants were killed in what was considered to be the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history. "World War I broke out largely because of an arms race, and World War II because of the lack of an arms race."-Herman Kahn.

About World War I

World War I (WWI) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally centred around the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy; but, as AustriaHungary had taken the offensive against the agreement, Italy did not enter into the war). These alliances both reorganised (Italy fought for the Allies) and expanded as more nations entered the war. Ultimately more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.

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