World War One



 Map of Europe 1914

The Map of Europe in 1914

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World War One (1914-1918)-Known at the time as "The Great War," and as "The World War," this conflict was the greatest military battle in history up to that time. Only the successor conflict known as World War Two would surpass the First World War in ferocity, death, and the fall of nations and regimes.

While the spark that lit the European powderkeg was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the actual reasons for war had been brewing for decades before that fateful murder in the summer of 1914.

 American Soldier World War One

An American machine gunner from the 115th Machine Gun Battalion, 30th Division sitting on the lip of a trench.

Predecessor Conflicts: (Prior conflicts related to World War One )

The Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)

The Bosnian Annexation and Crisis (1908-1909)

Albanian Insurrection (1910)

Agadir Incident (1911)

Italo-Turkish War (1911-1912)

First Balkan War (1912)

Second Balkan War (1912)

Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (July, 1914)


Successor Conflicts: (Related conflicts occurring at a later time)

World War Two



BEGAN: July 28, 1914--World War One began with the Austrian declaration of war against Serbia.

ENDED: November 11, 1918-The signing of the armistice between Germany and the Allies ended World War One.




Central Powers

China, Great Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa,  Belgium, Luxembourg, Serbia. Greece, Russia, United States, Romania, Montenegro, Portugal





Ottoman Empire


1. Kohn, George C. Dictionary of Wars. New York: Facts On File Publications. 1986.



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