The first World War began on July 28,1914 with the Austrio-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia and ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. An armistice on November 11, 1918 effectively end... More »

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Though the conflicts began much earlier, World War II did not officially begin until September 1, 1939. The massive war ended 6 years later in 1945. More »

The main fighting of World War II started in 1939 and ended in 1945. The start date of Sept. 1, 1939 is based on the German army's invasion of Poland. The end date of Sept. 2, 1945 is when Japan signed the documents of s... More »

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World War I was formally ended on June 28, 1919, after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Germany surrendered the previous year on Nov. 11, 1918. More »

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World War I ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The four primary empires that collapsed as a result of WWI were the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, Russian and German empires. The end of WWI ... More »

Three key events to note on a timeline of World War I are the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the entrance of the United States into the war, and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles by the Germans. These e... More »

Following the end of World War I, the Allied Powers signed five different peace treaties with the various members of the Central Powers: the Treaty of Saint-Germain-in-Laye, the Treaty of Trianon, the Treaty of Sèvres, t... More »