World War 1 also known as The Great War was the largest war in history up until that point. This war was one of the bloodiest wars of all mankind. For the men and women who were involved consider this to be the lost generation.
A soldier in the trenches
Scholars have agreed that the tipping point thrusting the world into war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.The war was separated into two sides, the Allies and the Central Powers.
Map of countries involved
The Great War was fought using the art of trench warfare. It is estimated that there were about 2,490km of trenches that was dug during the war. Life in the trenches were harsh and unforgivable. Diseases rid the trenches, killing over 2 million soldiers alone.
The end of the war was official when the Treaty of Versailles. The Allies ended up being the victors of the war. The peace treaties ended up establishing the League of Nations; created by the United States President Wilson's 14th Point principle. After the Great War the countries Europe were remodeled which was agreed by during the peace treaties.
Little did the leaders know, the way the Great War ended allowed tensions to persisted which would result in the Second World War.