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World War II
World War I
BF1 World War I

July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918


Europe, the Pacific, the Atlantic, Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa


Allied victory

  • End of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires
  • Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers
  • Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East
  • Creation of the League of Nations

Allied Powers

Central Powers



  • H. H. Asquith
  • Georges Clemenceau
  • Nicholas II
  • Vittorio Orlando
  • Woodrow Wilson


  • Wilhelm II
  • Franz Joseph I
  • Mehmed V

Militaries of the Allied Nations

Militaries of the Central Powers

  • Military dead:


  • Total dead:

22,477,500 KIA, WIA or MIA

  • Military dead:


  • Total dead:

16,403,000 KIA, WIA or MIA

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, also known as the First World War and the Great War) was a global conflict lasting from 1914 to 1918, involving most of the world's nations including all of the great powers, eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Central Powers. Prior to World War II, the First World War was seen as one of the most devastating conflict in world history as over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war, due to the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by grueling trench warfare. As such, many people at the time dubbed the conflict as "the war to end all wars". While warfare would continue, the aftermath of World War I paved the way for both political and military change.

Background Edit

During the 19th century, the major European powers went through great lengths to maintain a balance of power, which resulted in the existence of both political and military alliances.

European Theater Edit

Middle Eastern Theater Edit

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