World War I
World War I (1914–1918), which is also called the Great War, was a conflict that began in Europe and eventually involved many other countries, including the United States. The main players were the Allies—Russia, France, and Great Britain—and the Central powers—Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey. The war, which lasted more than four years, was very costly and caused many countries to go into debt, and an estimated forty million people died as a result of the war.
In the early 1900s, countries throughout Europe were experiencing major changes because various nations were racing to conquer more lands, industry was expanding, and military technology grew rapidly with the introduction of new weapons such as machine guns, tanks, and submarines. Everyday life in...Read more