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World War I

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. World War I, World War 1, Great War, First World War, War to End War(noun)

    a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918

Wiktionary

  1. World War I(ProperNoun)

    The war from 1914 to 1918 between the Entente Powers of the British Empire, Russian Empire, France, Italy, the United States and other allied nations, against the Central Powers represented by Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria.

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  1. World War I

    World War I was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers. These alliances were both reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central Powers. Ultimately, more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 million combatants were killed, largely because of technological advancements that led to enormous increases in the lethality of weapons without corresponding improvements in protection or mobility, causing both sides to resort to large-scale human wave attacks, which proved extremely costly in terms of casualties. It was the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history, subsequently paving the way for various political changes, such as revolutions in many of the nations involved.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. World War I

    Global conflict primarily fought on European continent, that occurred between 1914 and 1918.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of World War I in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of World War I in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of World War I in a Sentence

  1. Stan Shaw:

    Defacing it by taking the arms off or anything of that nature -- it's just a slap in the face for World War I veterans, i don't see how a static cross can coerce anybody into a state religion.

  2. Henry Kissinger:

    If conflict is permitted to run unconstrained, the outcome could be even worse than it was in Europe, world War I broke out because of a relatively minor crisis ... and today the weapons are more powerful.

  3. Chuck Hagel:

    World War I was a horrific, terrible war that affected really everybody -- certainly affected us, and not to make a little bit of an effort to get to a very important ceremony was wrong. And I'm disappointed and I'm sorry that he didn't do it.

  4. George Will:

    They're supposedly advising and assisting, but [this is a] conflict where there are no static lines, as there were in World War II or in the trench warfare of World War I.

  5. Henry Stimson:

    We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.

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