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World War I (WWI), whi

Post by fearlove on Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:55 am

World War I (WWI), which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all the world's great powers,[4] which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centred around the Triple Entente of Britain, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally centred around the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy).[5] More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.[6][7] More than 9 million combatants were killed, largely because of great technological advances in firepower without corresponding advances in mobility. It was the

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