"The World Must Be Made Safe For Democracy"

President Wilson (1856-1924)

How It All Started

The World War 1 started up on the 28th June 1914. At first, the U.S did not want to interfere with the war, they wanted to be neutral, but then on the yeah 1917, the U.S military joined the war, as an ally of the Triple Entente.

The war was a global war, fought chiefly in Europe. The Triple Entente fought the Triple Alliance. This war started from 1914 and ended in 1918, by truce.  And there was a peace treaty that was signed in the 28th June 1919. This was called the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles was signed by every nation that was involved in the war. It was strictly made for Germany, because they are the ones who started the war in the first place. One of the amendments of the peace treaty was that Germany should pay off £4.99 million, for the damages made. And there were a lot of restrictions for the Germans too.

The duration of the war was about 4 years. But the U.S attended the war for 1 year.

                                                 Short and long term significance of the War 
The short term event that caused the First World War was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. This caused the rivalry between Germany and France, and this immediately led to the occurrence of the First World War. But the rivalry between Germany and France was a long term event, because the rivalry began when the Germans defeated the French in the year 1871. Another short term even was through the Balkan War which started in 1912 and ended in 1913. 


This is the result of the soldiers who died each year during the First World War (1914-1920)

U.S in the World War 1 (1917)


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