World War I

The Great War

When

July 28th, 1914 - November 11th, 1918 (4 years, 3 months, and 2 weeks)

Where

Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China, and off the coast of South and North America.

Treaties Signed

• Versailles - June 28th, 1919

• Saint-Germain-en-Laye - September 10th, 1919

• Neuilly-sur-Seine - November 27th, 1919

• Trianon - June 4th, 1920

• Sèvres - August 10th, 1920

• Lausanne - July 24th, 1923

Peace Treaties Signed

• United States-Austria - August 24th, 1921

• United States-Germany - August 25th, 1921

• United States-Hungary - August 29th, 1921

Causes

World War I was started by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by a Serbian nationalist in 1914.

Results

Allied Victory

• End of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires.

• Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East

• Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers

Casualties and Losses

World War I has over 37 million (military and civilian casualties combined); over 16 million deaths and 20 million wounded, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in history.