World War I was called "the Great War" not just for its epic scale but also for the sense that it was a more important and meaningful conflict than earlier European wars. The carnage created by the war was unprecedented,... More »

The War of 1812 was caused by three grievances that the United States held toward Great Britain. The first two, the imposition of trade restrictions and forced recruitment of American sailors to the Royal Navy, were the ... More »

The most significant Allied countries in World War II were Great Britain and the Commonwealth, France, the Soviet Union, the United States and China, though, in formal terms, the Allies included all wartime members of th... More » History Modern History World War 2

After it was over, World War I was called "the war to end all wars" because it was so destructive that the nations of the world wanted to prevent such slaughter from ever happening again. This prompted prolonged negotiat... More »

Herbert Henry Asquith was the prime minister who led Britain into World War I in 1915. David Lloyd George became prime minister in 1916, and he continued the war effort. The monarch during the war was King George V. More »

World War I arguably began in Sarajevo, as the proximate cause of the conflict was the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist. The killing exacerbated the existing tensions betwee... More » History Modern History World War 1

Children during World War I were forced to deal with many aspects of such a widespread conflict. In Great Britain alone, the BBC reported more than 500,000 fathers lost their lives and left single mothers to raise childr... More »