War started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, was assassinated. Because of the alliances at the time it caused a full fledged world war. There was the central powers - Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Ottoman empire. Then there was the Entente Powers - Great Brittan, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, and America.
The war used a trench war-fare combat system. Just a bunch of holes in the ground that you can hide in and shot you bolt-action rifle out of. The war suffered many casualty's because trench war-fare is not a good type of combat. The commander would just throw soldiers out of the trench to run miles to the enemy trench and use their rifles and bayonet's to try and take it over. During the war there was a new weapon used called the flame-throw mostly used by german storm troopers. Also the germans used another new weapon called the u-boat or the submarine.
Close to the end of the war the russian people had overthrown the government and installed a new communist government. Also they surrendered to the central powers.
The war ended with the treaty of Versailles. It did not give enough land to italy or japan, which angered the people which is why they joined the axis during WW2. The treaty smashed the german economy also enraging the people and causing them to hand the government to a man who promised to fix it all hitler.
This war was a real cluster fuck, and took many lives away from people for no reason.
World War 1 was a horrible and stupid war.
Let me put this in terms a teenager can understand
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was in Sarajevo and Gavrilo Princop popped a cap in his ass
Austria-Hungary got pissed off and asked Germany for help who gave them a "do whatever the fuck you want" or a blank check. Austria-Hungary finally asked Serbia to stop all anti Austria-Hungary activities and let them investigate the murder themselves. Serbia said fuck no and then Austria-Hungary declared war
because Russia was an allie of Serbia it began mobilization (preparing for war) and Germany didn't like this so they said "back the fuck up" to which Russia said no so Germany declared war on Russia and for no apparent reason whatsoever (just to be assholes I suppose) declared war on France. the declaration of war by Germany on France pissed off the English so England declared war on Germany
so basically they're all fighting when one day Germany shot a torpedo and sunk the Lusitania. the United States put their foot down and decided enough is enough and they were going to enter the war.
the Germans shit their pants and I can't remember what happened next but that's how it started
Class, today we're learning about World War 1
a BRITISH tradition...not american! av it:
Prehistoric and Classical period
Roman conquest of Britain (43)
Boudica's uprising (61)
Battle of Watling Street
Battle of Aylesford (455) Anglo-Saxons
Battle of Ellandun
Viking invasions (793–1066)
Raid on Lindisfarne (793)
Campaign of Alfred the Great (871–899)
Battle of Edington (878)
Battle of Cannington (878)
Battle of Ashingdon (1016)
Battle of Fulford (1066)
Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066)
Norman Conquest of England (1066)
The Battle of Hastings 1066
Rebellion of 1088 - civil war
The Anarchy (1135–1154) - civil war
Revolt of 1173-1174 - civil war
Third Crusade (1189-1192)
Richard I's war in France
Welsh uprising of 1211
Battle of Bouvines (1214) - loss of Normandy
First Barons' War (1215–1217) - civil war
Henry III's war in France
Second Barons' War (1264–1267) - civil war
Welsh Uprising (1282) - civil war
Edward I's war in France
The First War of Scottish Independence (1296–1328)
Edward II's war in France
The Second War of Scottish Independence (1332–1357)
Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453) against France
War of Edward III (1337 to 1360) - victory
War of Charles the Wise (1369 to 1396) - defeat
War of Henry V (1415 to 1422) - victory
War of Charles the Victorious (1428 to 1453) - defeat
Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) - Richard III was the last English king to die in ...
the war before World War 2. Nothing else related this is well known.
woman: What happened in World War 1?
man: I have no fucking clue.