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Outline of World War I

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to World War I:

World War Imajor war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all the world's great powers,[1] which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centred around the Triple Entente of Britain, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally centred around the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy).[2] More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.[3][4] More than 9 million combatants were killed, largely because of great technological advances in firepower without corresponding advances in mobility. It was the sixth deadliest conflict in world history, subsequently paving the way for various political changes such as revolutions in the nations involved.[5]

Contents

  • Nature of World War I 1
  • Causes of World War I 2
    • Long term influences leading to World War I 2.1
    • Short term influences leading to World War I 2.2
  • Participants in World War I 3
    • The Central Powers (Triple Alliance (1882)) 3.1
    • The Allies (Triple Entente) 3.2
      • Main Allied countries 3.2.1
      • Other military allies 3.2.2
      • Nominal Allies 3.2.3
  • Conduct of the war 4
    • World War I by region 4.1
      • World War I theatres, fronts, and campaigns 4.1.1
      • World War I by country 4.1.2
        • Central Powers 4.1.2.1
        • Allies 4.1.2.2
          • Main allies 4.1.2.2.1
          • Other allies 4.1.2.2.2
          • Nominal allies 4.1.2.2.3
        • World War I impact on neutral countries 4.1.2.3
  • People in World War I 5
    • Leaders in World War I 5.1
    • Military forces of World War I 5.2
  • Technology during World War I 6
    • Equipment of World War I 6.1
      • Vehicles of World War I 6.1.1
      • Weapons of World War I 6.1.2
  • Common military awards 7
    • Russian Empire 7.1
    • United States 7.2
    • British Empire 7.3
    • France and Belgium 7.4
    • Imperial Germany 7.5
  • The End of World War I 8
  • Aftermath of World War I 9
  • World War I-related media 10
    • Non-fiction 10.1
    • Fiction 10.2
  • World War I remembered 11
  • World War I lists 12
  • See also 13
  • References 14
  • External links 15

Nature of World War I

World War I can be described as all of the following:

World War I was further characterized by the following types of warfare:

Causes of World War I

Long term influences leading to World War I

Short term influences leading to World War I

Participants in World War I

World War I was fought between the Allies and the Central Powers.

The Central Powers (Triple Alliance (1882))

The Allies (Triple Entente)

Main Allied countries

Other military allies

Other states that had military participation:

Nominal Allies

States that declared war, but had no military involvement:

Conduct of the war

World War I by region

World War I theatres, fronts, and campaigns

World War I by country

Central Powers
Allies
Main allies
Other allies
Nominal allies
World War I impact on neutral countries

People in World War I

Leaders in World War I

Military forces of World War I

Technology during World War I

Equipment of World War I

Vehicles of World War I

Weapons of World War I

Common military awards

Russian Empire

United States

British Empire

France and Belgium

Imperial Germany

The End of World War I

Aftermath of World War I

World War I-related media

Non-fiction

Fiction

World War I remembered

World War I lists

See also


Culture during World War I
Conduct of World War I


References

  1. ^ Willmott 2003, pp. 10–11
  2. ^ Willmott 2003, p. 15
  3. ^ Keegan 1988, p. 8
  4. ^ Bade & Brown 2003, pp. 167–168
  5. ^ Willmott 2003, p. 307

External links

  • The War to End All Wars on BBC
  • World War 1 Atlas A day-by-day map of the First World War
  • WWI Service Questionnaires at Gettysburg College
  • A multimedia history of World War I
  • The Heritage of the Great War, Netherlands
  • Collection of World War I Color Photographs
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Royal Engineers Museum Royal Engineers and the First World War
  • World War I : Soldiers Remembered Presented by the Washington State Library and Washington State Archives
  • The World War I Document Archive Wiki


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