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Things That Everyone Should Know About First World War

Posted by eddiesmith2546 on July 21st, 2020

Also known as First World War, WW1 was a war that shattered many lives and was global in nature. It took place in Europe on 28th July, 1914 and lasted till 11th November 1918. If you want to know how long this war lasted in precise years, months, and days, then it is 4 years, 3 months, and 14 days. 

First World War was also known as the Great War or The War to End All Wars before the Second World War. One of the chief causes of World War 1 was nationalism as per many experts. As much as 135 countries participated in this war and 15 million people lost their lives in this big global war. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the key facts of this war. Let’s get started.

  • Like we mentioned above, it was a big global war. As much as 30 nations together announced the war. The war was between two alliances, the Allies and the Central Powers. The Allies included nations such as United States of America, Serbia, Italy, France, Russia, and Britain. Central Powers included Ottoman Empire, Germany, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria. First World War initially started as a small conflict in Europe’s southeast side. But after a while this war began to include big European empires. 
  • The First World War could have been avoided if leaders of the fighting nations had made better decisions. This war was a result of poor decision making and ill human actions. Countless number of civilians were forced to fight in this war. They knew if they did not participate in the war, they’d have been killed by bomb attacks on their home. When some nations’ civilians could not take the physical and emotional trauma any longer, those nations were forced to surrender. And once they surrendered, invading armies showed that this war was against people as well as they did horrendous things in the areas they occupied. 
  • First World War forced nations to mobilize national resources. Armed forced had to be supplied with equipment and men. If we take the example of Britain, there weapons were not being produced at the desired rate. This forced the government to intervene to increase war production. This intervention showed positive results as then 4 million rifles were made, as much as 250,000 machine guns, some 2,800 tanks, around 52,000 planes, etc. by 1918. 
  • As nations were putting all their efforts into producing weapons and bettering military technology, this led to the introduction of aircrafts into the war. This posed significant threat to the lives of both soldiers and civilians from above. Nations with aircrafts had an advantaged over their rivals and they used this to kill great number of rival nations’ soldiers and civilians. 

There are many things that contributed to the start of this war. If you want to learn more about those causes, you can visit online websites that contain every little detail of the First World War.  

Author’s Bio: The author is a blogger. This article is about First World War facts. 

Also See: World War, Global War, Central Powers, Big Global, World, War, Nations

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