14 Facts About World War I

1. World War I was declared on the other Central Powers shortly thereafter.

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2. World War I resulted in a dramatically changed geo-political landscape, including the destruction of three empires: Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian.

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3. World War I is known for the extensive system of trenches from which men of both sides fought.

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4. World War I 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.

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5. World War I was one of the great watersheds of 20th-century geopolitical history.

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6. World War I began after the assassination of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand by South Slav nationalist Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914.

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7. World War I took the lives of more than 9 million soldiers; 21 million more were wounded.

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8. World War I began in 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until 1918.

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9. World War I was unlike any conflict the world had ever seen.

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10. World War I launched an offensive against the Russians in the Caucasus in December 1914 with 100,000 troops, insisting on a frontal attack against mountainous Russian positions in winter.

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11. World War I was a significant turning point in the political, cultural, economic, and social climate of the world.

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12. World War I began as a clash of 20th-century technology and 19th-century tactics, with the inevitably large ensuing casualties.

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13. In 1912 and 1913, the First Balkan World War I was fought between the Balkan League and the fracturing Ottoman Empire.

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14. World War I, known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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