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First World War

War between many states

The First World War lasted from 1914 to 1918. Germany was to blame for its outbreak. Several countries had allied themselves and fought against each other. On the one hand, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and later Bulgaria fought. On the other hand, it was mainly France, Great Britain, Russia, Belgium, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Italy, the USA and Japan. Over ten million people died in the war. This great war was triggered by the assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne in the Serbian town of Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.

Causes of the First World War

The root causes of this world war were long-running disputes between the great European powers. Great Britain, France, the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and Russia wanted to increase their power. They fought for more economic influence on world markets. Above all, however, the military battle of strength in these countries led to ever greater tensions.

The consequences of the war

Germany and its allies lost the First World War. The victorious states laid down in the Versailles Treaty what consequences this had for Germany. The monarchy in the German Empire was abolished, the emperor had to leave the country. Border areas in the east and west of Germany went to the neighboring countries. In addition, Germany had to reduce its army to 100,000 soldiers. Germany had to pay high damages to the victorious states. These were so-called "reparations".

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