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World War I
WW1 TitlePicture For Wikipedia Article
Clockwise from top: Trenches on the Western Front; a British Mark IV Tank crossing a trench; Royal Navy battleship HMS Irresistible sinking after striking a mine at the Battle of the Dardanelles; a Vickers machine gun crew with gas masks, and German Albatros D.III biplanes.
Date July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918
Location Europe, Africa and the Middle East (briefly in China and the Pacific Islands)
Result
  • Central Victory
  • End of Russian Empire
  • Transfer of most Allied colonies to Central Powers
  • Formation of new countries in Russia and Europe
Belligerents
Allied (Entente) Powers
Flag of Serbia (1882-1918) Kingdom of Serbia
Flag of Montenegro (1905-1918 & 1941-1944) Kingdom of Montenegro
Flag of Russia Russian Empire (1914-mid 1918)
Flag of France French Third Republic
Flag of Belgium Kingdom of Belgium
Flag of the United Kingdom British Empire
Naval Ensign of Japan Empire of Japan
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Kingdom of Italy (1915-18)
Flag of Romania Kingdom of Romania (1916-18)
Hellenic Kingdom Flag 1935 Kingdom of Greece (1916-18)
and others
Central Powers
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Austro-Hungarian Empire
Flag of the German Empire German Empire

Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Flag of Bulgaria Kingdom of Bulgaria (1915-18)
Flag of the Netherlands Kingdom of the Netherlands

Commanders and leaders
Leaders and commanders
Flag of Serbia (1882-1918) Peter I

Flag of Serbia (1882-1918) Nikola Pašić
Flag of Montenegro (1905-1918 & 1941-1944) Nicholas I
Flag of Russia Nicholas II (1914-17)
Flag of Russia Mikhail Alekseyev (1914-18)
Flag of Russia Alexei Brusilov (1915-18)
Flag of Russia Nikolai Yudenich (1915-18)
Flag of France Aristide Briand (1915-17)
Flag of France Joseph Joffre (1914-16)
Flag of France Georges Clémenceau (1917-18)
Flag of France Ferdinand Foch
Flag of the United Kingdom George V
Flag of the United Kingdom H. H. Asquith (1914-16)
Flag of the United Kingdom Herbert Kitchener (1914-16)
Flag of the United Kingdom David Lloyd George (1916-18)
Naval Ensign of Japan Yoshihito
Naval Ensign of Japan Ōkuma Shigenobu (1914-16)
Naval Ensign of Japan Terauchi Masatake (1916-18)
Naval Ensign of Japan Hara Takashi (1918)
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Victor Emmanuel III
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Antonio Salandra (1915-16)
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Paolo Boselli (1916-17)
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1917-18)
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) Luigi Cadorna

Leaders and commanders
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Franz Joseph I (1914-16)

Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Karl I (1916-18)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Karl von Stürgkh (1914-16)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Heinrich Clam-Martinic (1916-17)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Ernst Seidler von Feuchtenegg (1917-18)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Heinrich Lammasch (1918)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) István Tisza (1914-17)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Sándor Wekerle (1917-18)
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) János Hadik (1918)
Flag of the German Empire Wilhelm II
Flag of the German Empire Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (1914-17)
Flag of the German Empire Georg von Hertling (1917-18)
Flag of the German Empire Paul von Hindenburg (1916-18)
Flag of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed V
Flag of the Ottoman Empire İsmail Enver
Flag of Bulgaria Ferdinand I (1915-18)
Flag of the Netherlands Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria

Casualties and losses
Military dead:
5,525,000
Military wounded:
12,831,500
Military missing:
4,121,000
Total:
22,477,500 KIA, WIA or MIA
Military dead:
4,386,000
Military wounded:
8,388,000
Military missing:
3,629,000
Total:
16,403,000 KIA, WIA or MIA

The Great War,(World War I) was a very catastrophic four year event that killed more than 33 million people. The sides came to the Allied Powers and the Central Powers. In OTL, the Allies won, but in this, the Central Powers won. This war was a very modern war with airplanes, tanks, machine guns, and chemical gas weapons. Each side had heavy losses, as more than one million solders died at the Battle of Somme. Most people wished this would be the war to end all wars, but they were mistaken.

Before The World War

Before the war, Europe was in a large alliance system. Austria-Hungary and Germany first made a Dual Alliance to intimidate Europe. The Netherlands joined this in 1905, and Bulgaria joined this in 1906. France and Russia created their Dual Alliance. Brittain remained out, but felt lonely so it created its own Dual Alliance with Japan. This really sparked when all these countries participated in the arms race. Brittain achieved 20000, Germany achieved 20000, France achieved 18000, Russia achieved 24000, Austria-Hungary achieved 18000, Bulgaria achieved 8000, and the Netherlands achieved 8000. Then, Germany, The Netherlands and, Brittain competed in their naval race. The British won by a narrow victory. Even so, the Germans and the Dutch still could beat the British by naval force. With all this army stuff, many engineers thought the army should use an air force. And so, the countries of Europe were able to imply new equipment to the armed forces: the airplane, the tank, machine guns, and chemical gas weapons. There so, the armies became fully trained and ready to fight. Nationalism also played a key role. Everything was good, until Yugoslav nationalists assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Therefor, World War I begun.

Beginning Stage

After the event, the Austro-Hungarian empire declared war on Serbia. Russia came in to aid Serbia, so Germany attacked Russia. Knowing France would attack Germany next, It came and struck fast, by invading via Belgium and Luxembourg and because of this, Great Brittain went in to stop the Germans, witch caused the Netherlands to attack Brittain because of its fears they would be next. A massive war had begun, witch would be known as World War I. With feelings of nationalism, millions of people on both sides rushed to join the army and, the air force. Many people in Brittain, the Netherlands and, Germany also chose to join the navy. With many modern weapons, this war was a very tech war. Germany advanced on Paris, but were stopped by the French, and both sides dug themselves into trenches, witch became known as the Western Front. On the Eastern Front, the Russians invaded Austria-Hungary, but were stopped in Eastern Prussia by the Germans. The Dutch, quickly moved into Belgium and Luxembourg.

More War Partners

The Ottoman Empire, soon joined the war on the Central side in October, 1914. More and more nations joined the war, as the war spread across the globe. Nations, such as Bulgaria, joined with the Central Powers, while nations, such as Italy, Greece and, Portugal joined with the Allies. Germany's push was against Russia was stronger, as it was able to capture Vilnius, Riga, and finally, Tallinn, causing the Baltics to fall under German hands. Russia, having pushed into Austria, has now been pushed back, causing Belarus and, Ukraine to fall under Austria. On the Western Front, France kept a strong defense, but German planes crashed and bombed French forces. German troops seemed to push deep and deeper into France. Bulgaria attacked Serbia, causing an abrupt to Serbia, as Bulgarian and Austrian troops captured Belgrade, causing Serbia to surrender. Montenegro surrendered immediately. Turkey, having trouble island fighting Greece, was finally able to capture Athens by the end of 1915. The only allies left were Britain, France, and Russia.

1916-Early 1918

It all started with a push towards Paris, by Germans. As the Germans captured the entire eastern portion of France, Britain and Russia realized they would not be able to stop this push. The ottomans attacked British-held Egypt. Egypt fell in a month, along with Libya. The Ottomans also fought off the Persians, Arabians, and the Algerians. Bulgarian and Austrian planes crashed and bombed ruthlessly in Russian territory. The Russians had a complete meltdown, as German and Austrians pushed more forward into Russia. Important cities, such as Tysardom and, Kiev, fell to Central rule. Germans soon unleash their chlorine gas, at Somme. Thousands of men die,(80,000 troops)on the first day. Germans stretched their army, causing the French to be surrounded. More and more gas was unleashed, causing the Somme to be a bloody battlefield. British tanks went to help, but it was useless. German planes dropped countless numbers of bombs, causing the French to fall. The battle of the Somme was a great German victory, but lots of Germans died as well. Now, what laid ahead, was Paris. At the city, the Germans sieges the city, while planes dropped countless bombs. Buildings crumbled. Thousands of people died. Solders quickly capture the city, causing France to utterly surrender.
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In 1917, German troops attacked Russia once again. After a while, Russia withdrew from the war. Britain and the new USA volunteers was what was left of the Allied Powers. Germany attacked and burned London. As British troops were pushed from Europe, and a years of fighting, Britain surrenders. On November 11th, 1918, the war ended. The Central powers sort out the treaty. At Versailles, they discuss about France and Britain. By 1920, Europe had been changed a lot, turning into the Central Powers favor. Germany annexed most of eastern France, and the Baltics. Austria-Hungary annexed the north part of Italy, the north part of Serbia, and Montenegro. The Ottoman Empire gained Egypt. Bulgaria gained the northern part of Greece, parts of Romania, and the rest of Serbia. Ireland, was made a new country but it also annexed Scotland. Great Brittain was renamed England. The Netherlands, annexed Belgium, and Luxembourg. In Africa, Somalialand was given to Bulgaria, Cape Colony was giving to Holland, Algeria, Morocco and, Tunisia was giving to Austria, and the rest was given to Germany. Only India was left of England's colonies. Even though their were enemies, the Central Powers freed all volunteers and British troops, as they were ''unnecessary''. The war to end all wars, was now truly the war to end all wars, as everyone were tired, and never went to war, again.

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