The World War
WW1 Montage (A Cautious Decision)
Date July 28, 1914 - December 6, 1917 (armistice)
August 15, 1918 (Treaty of Versailles)
October 29, 1918 (Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye)
February 3, 1919 (Treaty of Budapest)
May 13, 1919 (Treaty of Sèvres)
Place Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China and off the coast of South and North America
Result Allied Victory;
  • End of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires
  • Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East
  • Beginning of the Russian Civil War
Allied Powers
Flag of France France
Flag of the United Kingdom British Empire
Flag of Russia Russian Empire
Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Italy (1915-1917)
Flag of Serbia (1882-1918) Serbia
Flag of Romania Romania (1916-1917)
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria (1916-1917)
and others
Central Powers
Flag of the German Empire German Empire
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Austria-Hungary
Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Casualties and losses
Military dead:
Military wounded:
Military missing:
20,655,700 KIA, WIA, MIA
Military dead:
Military wounded:
Military missing:
17,970,800 KIA, WIA, MIA
WW1 Alliances Map (A Cautious Decision)

The World War (WW), also known as the The Great War or The War to End all Wars was a military conflict fought between July 28, 1914 and December 6, 1917.

Fought primarily in Europe between all the world's great powers, assembled into two military alliances; the Triple Entente (later known as the Allied Powers) comprised of France, United Kingdom and Russia, as well as their empires, and the Triple Alliance (later known as the Central Powers) comprised of German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Italy (who never joined the Central Powers in warfare and later joined the Allies). These alliances were both expanded as the war progressed; Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece to the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire to the Central Powers.

Ultimately, more than 65 million military personal (58 million of them being European) joined the conflict, and approximately 9.8 million of them were killed in the three and a half year war. The majority of these casualties were caused due to the outdated military tactics, and the increased lethality of weapons (such as the tank). Since it ended in 1917, no other military conflict has been on par with the number of soldiers fighting, nor the enormous death toll.