World War I was fought from July 28, 1914 to Nov. 11, 1918. The war ended with nearly 10 million dead and 20 million wounded. The German, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires collapsed, leaving geopolitical divisions tha... More »

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The major combatants in World War I were the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire versus the Allied Forces of Great Britain, France, the United States, Russia, Italy and Japan. In a... More »

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World War I was considered a total war because all of the population of the main nations involved were called into service in one way or another. Even women, who typically were not involved in war, were responsible for g... More »

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The official start date of World War I was July 28, 1914. This is the date that Austria declared war on Serbia, thus starting the four-year war. This declaration came one month after the assassination of Francis Ferdinan... More »

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Some of the most important dates in World War I include: July 28, 1914 when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, officially signalling the start of WWI; Aug. 1 and 3, 1914, when Germany declared war on Russia and Fran... More »

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World War I combat operations ended with an armistice on Nov. 11, 1918. The war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, but Nov. 11 is remembered and celebrated as the end of the w... More »

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World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918, when major hostilities between the Allied and Central Powers ceased. The combatants then began to negotiate peace, and on June 28, 1919 signed the Treaty of Versailles, officially endi... More »

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