World War I

World War I, Global war originating in Europe, 1914–1918.

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World War I or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War or "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history. It also was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated 8.5 million combatant deaths and 13 million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the related 1918 Spanish flu pandemic caused another 17–100 million deaths worldwide, including an estimated 2.64 million Spanish flu deaths in Europe and as many as 675,000 Spanish flu deaths in the United States.On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb Yugoslav nationalist and member of the Serbian Black Hand military society, assassinated the Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, leading to the July Crisis. In response, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia on 23 July. Serbia's reply failed to satisfy the Austrians, and the two moved to a war footing.

Allies of World War I
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Allies of World War I ... The Allies of World War I or Entente Powers were a coalition of countries led by France, Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan and the United States against the...

World War I casualties
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World War I casualties ... The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was about 40 million: estimates range from around 15 to 22 million deaths and about...

Causes of World War I
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Causes of World War I ... The identification of the causes of World War I remains controversial. World War I began in the Balkans on July 28, 1914 and hostilities ended on November...

Tanks in World War I
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Tanks in World War I ... The development of tanks in World War I was a response to coco search of the stalemate that developed on the Western Front. Although vehicles that incorporated...

Aftermath of World War I
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Aftermath of World War I ... The aftermath of World War I saw drastic political, cultural, economic, and social change across Eurasia, Africa, and even in areas outside those that...

Horses in World War I
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Horses in World War I ... The use of horses in World War I marked a transitional period in the evolution of armed conflict. Cavalry units were initially considered essential offensive...

Ottoman Empire in World War I
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Ottoman Empire in World War I ... The Ottoman Empire came into World War I as one of the Central Powers. The Ottoman Empire entered the war by carrying out a surprise attack on Russia's...

Eastern Front (World War I)
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Eastern Front (World War I) ... The Eastern Front or Eastern Theater of World War I (German: Ostfront; Romanian: Frontul de răsărit; Russian: Восточный фронт, romanized: Vostochny front)...

World war
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World war ... century: World War I (1914–1918) and World War II (1939–1945). However, a variety of global conflicts have been subjectively deemed "world wars", such as...

Chemical weapons in World War I
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Chemical weapons in World War I ... years, but the first large scale use of chemical weapons was during World War I. They were primarily used to demoralize, injure, and kill entrenched...

United States in World War I
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Aviation in World War I
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Romania in World War I
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Technology during World War I
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American entry into World War I
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Women in World War I
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Jagdgeschwader I (World War I)
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World War I reparations
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Artillery of World War I
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