The war on a very large scale in which the whole world is affected directly or indirectly. This is the war between empires, continents & countries. There are two World Wars in History.
- World War I
- World War II
World War I
WWI is the darkest glimpse of the past. It is also called The Great War. This is the biggest war in history. World War I proceeded from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. In this war, militants used more than 70 million troops, including 60 million Europeans that makes it the biggest & deadliest war of all time. The estimated number of deaths in this conflict includes 9 million soldiers & 7 million ordinary citizens.
The main cause or the most significant reason for world war I am the Assassination of Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other reason for war was mutual defense alliances, imperialism & militarism.
Beginning of War:
Austria-Hungary gets into conflict with Serbia. There is an agreement of defense between Serbia & Russia due to which Russia entered in this conflict to defend Serbia. There is also an agreement between Austria-Hungary & Germany due to which Germany get into the war against Russia. Russia & France made an alliance against Germany. Germany attacked France through Belgium getting Britain involved in this conflict. Japan joined Allied power in this war. Later, the United States & Italy also get involved in this war from Allied powers.
Location of War:
The War starts from Europe & then expanded to Africa, Middle East, Pacific Island, China, Indian Ocean, North & South Atlantic Ocean.
There were 3 main alliances in the war
- Allied Power
- Central Power/Quadruple Alliance
- Neutral Nations
Allied power is the biggest alliance in the war. This alliance includes France, British Empire, Russia, Japan, Italy & the United States.
Sub Alliance or Allied Power:
Sub alliance of allied power includes Serbia, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, Hijaz, China, Greece, Siam, Armenia, Brazil, Asir & Nejd, and Hasa.
Central Power/Quadruple Alliance:
The neutral nation only includes Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway & Sweden.
The total number of deaths in allied power lies b/w 9,235,553 – 10,080,391 which is equal to 1.05% – 1.25% of the total population of allied countries & More than 11,611,271 troops wounded in this conflict
The total number of deaths in central power lies b/w 6,997,920 – 8,341,264 which is equal to 4.92% – 5.87% of the total population of countries that are in central power.
The total number of deaths in neutral nations lies b/w 15,486,155 – 19,174,335 which is equal to 1.69% – 1.89% of the total population of neutral nations.