The year 2017 marks the centennial of the official united states involvement in the first world war it would not be an exaggeration to say that this world-altering historical event marked the dividing line between historical and modern america. World war i: world war i, international conflict that in 1914-18 embroiled most of the nations of europe along with russia, the us, the middle east, and other regions. World war i killed more people--more than 9 million soldiers, sailors, and flyers and another 5 million civilians--involved more countries--28--and cost more money--$186 billion in direct costs and another $151 billion in indirect costs--than any previous war in history.
World war one map symbols the world in 1914 europe, 1914 - lines drawn northwest europe, 1914, western front, the schlieffen plan and the french plan. This was a war which had no purpose, was fought without good reason and by the time it was over 9 million would be dead, four empires destroyed and the stage set for world war two the outbreak of war. Historynetcom is brought to you by world history group, the world's largest publisher of history magazines historynetcom contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various magazines.
1871 - following the defeat of france in the franco-prussian war, germany is unified as an imperial federation of states, led by the king of prussia (kaiser wilhelm i) this spurs a new era of population growth and rapid industrialization the germans also forcibly annex the provinces of alsace and. World war 1 started when archduke franz ferdinand of austria was assassinated on june 28, 1914 this was the immediate cause but there were a series of events which triggered the war. The story of the world series by susan wise bauer is a homeschool history curriculum that features a narrated, integrated approach to world history.
A short history of world war i [james l stokesbury] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers world war i was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the great war. Our world has been shaped by two all-consuming conflicts - and by a global superpower stand-off that brought the world to the brink of destruction explore the in-depth sections below world war one. A guide to world war i materials (virtual programs and serices) the digital collections of the library of congress contain a wide variety of material related to world war i, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings.
Serbians suffered greatly during the war years, counting more than a million casualties by 1918, including losses in battle, mass executions, and the worst typhus epidemic in history brett. Journey through the story of the great war with our interactive wwi timeline, covering the world events of 1914 - 1919. There have been a number of studies published on the activities of british and german navies during world war i, but little on naval action in other arenas this book offers for the first time a balanced history of the naval war as a whole, viewed from the perspective of all participants in all major theaters.
The great war, otherwise known as world war i centers upon european nations that simply could not get along you have the allies on one side, which includes the french, great britain, and the russians, otherwise known as the triple entente and on the other, you have the central powers, composed of austro-hungary, germany, and. World war i weapons used subjects to fight to a european war establish new world dominance battle of gallipoli. World war ii, one the darkest periods in the history of the world, raged from 1939 to 1945 and involved almost the entire world countries were destroyed, created or.
World war, i also known as the first world war, was a global war centered in europe that began on 28th july 1914 and lasted until 11th november 1918 the war lasted exactly four years, three months and 14 days. Home about history brief history of the corps world war i a brief history introduction the beginnings to 1815 improving transportation world war i the. This archive of primary documents from world war one has been assembled by volunteers of the world war i military history list (wwi-l)international in focus, the archive intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the great war.