The Great World War

World War I, also called The First World War or Great War, an international conflict between most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions, from 1914-1918. It began in 1914 after the assassination of the Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand. His death resulted in an all-out scale war across Europe that lasted until 1918. The War consisted of The Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey) and the Allies ( France, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan, and, from 1917, the United States). The war is greatly famed for being “the War to end all wars”, meaning that it was so full of death, destruction, violence and carnage that it would’ve wiped out the entire human race.

The main cause for the war was the murder of the Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand and his wife, by the hands of Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914, in an attempt to end Austro-Hungarian rule over Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Austria-Hungary, and the majority of its supporting countries, blamed the Serbian government for the attack. Because The USSR supported Serbia, Austria-Hungary waited to receive assurance from German leader Kaiser Wilhelm II that Germany would support their cause. On July 5, Kaiser Wilhelm secretly pledged his support, and Austria-Hungary sent an ultimatum to Serbia, with unbearably harsh conditions in the hopes that it can declare war.

Research By Osaja Ali.

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