Wwii : World War I Essay

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World War 1 World War 1 began in July 1914, and ended November 11, 1918. Over sixty five million men from thirty countries fought in World War 1 (randomhistory.com). Known as one of the worst, yet most influential wars ever fought, World War 1 left a stain on the world that ceases to leave. Approximately over one-sixth of the soldiers that fought, died. (randomhistory.com) There are thousands of cemeteries in multiple countries built to commemorate the dead from World War 1 (ww1cemetaries.com). Some of these cemeteries do not even contain the actual bodies due to the intense war circumstances faced during a multi-national war (ww1cemetaries.com). Many of the lost bodies were not recorded and some small towns have still not had closure on how many soldiers that represented their country, died or lived (ww1cemetaries.com). Multiple alliances were created prior to the beginning of the war (americanhistory.about.com). These agreements to defend each other in a case of war in Europe began to hint towards a massive war in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The allies began to multiply and become more aggressive when Germany and Austria-Hungary decided to become allies (americanhistory.about.com). England decided to become allies with France and Belgium (americanhistory.about.com). These two allied groups began skepticism of war among the leaders of the European nations.
Imperialism was another reason for nations to engage in a global war (americanhistory.about.com). Great…

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