The Great War


July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918

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~ Temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement between the opponent.

Treaty Of Versailles:

~ The Treaty of Versailles was the peace settlement signed after World War I had ended in 1918 and in the shadow of the Russian Revolution and other events in Russia. The treaty was signed at the vast Versailles Palace near Paris, between Germany and the Allies.

Fourteen Points (1-5, 14):

~ Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points were first outlined in a speech Wilson gave to the American Congress in January 1918. Wilson's Fourteen Points became the basis for a peace programme and it was on the back of the Fourteen Points that Germany and her allies agreed to an armistice in November 1918.

The Big Four:

~ Allied leaders who met at the Paris Peace Conference in January 1919 following the end of World War I.

League Of Nations:

~ This was to ensure that war never broke out again.

" Peace Without Victory " :

~ President Woodrow Wilson advocated "Peace Without Victory" before WWI was over in an attempt to stop bloodshed. He knew that if the Allies or the Central Powers were victorious, then they would take the spoils of war from the losers and it would lead to more violence. Wilson preferred for all of the nations to stop fighting with no one side being the victor in the war, or "Peace without Victory".

Henry Cabot Lodge:

~ (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924) He had the role of Sente Majority leader, he is best known for his positions on foreign policy, especially his battle with President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 over the Treaty of Versailles. Lodge demanded Congressional control of declarations of war; Wilson refused and the United States Senate never ratified the Treaty nor joined the League of Nations.


World War One had left Europe devastated, those countries that had fought in it, had suffered casualties never experienced before:

Britain : 750,000 soldiers killed; 1,500,000 wounded
France : 1,400,000 soldiers killed; 2,500,000 wounded
Belgium : 50,000 soldiers killed
Italy : 600,000 soldiers killed
Russia : 1,700,000 soldiers killed
America : 116,000 soldiers killed

The Allies suffered heavy casualties also:

Germany : 2,000,000 soldiers killed
Austria-Hungary : 1,200,000 soldiers killed
Turkey : 325,000 soldiers killed
Bulgaria : 100,000 soldiers killed

The total deaths of all nations who fought in the war is thought to have been 8.5 million with 21 million being wounded.