Talk:World War I

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Following Karl Marx?[change source]

The following passage

Then there was an October Revolution, a second revolution in Russia led by Communists who followed Karl Marx. The new government asked for peace from the Germans.

Is kind of misleading, in that it implies Karl Marx was the leader of the revolution. Perhaps this should be changed to Vladimir Lenin? 17:33, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Causes[change source]

The "Causes" section only has detail on the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand. While this was a "spark" that ignited Europe, there were other underlying causes of the war. There's something about this here. I think these other causes should be added to this section. I'll add them if anyone agrees with me. --Isis(talk) 22:54, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Introduction, Germany v. France and Russia and some other places[change source]

I have made some changes. Changed “World War I was the first war where tanks, Airplanes, and submarines, or underwater boats (U-boats) were used as common weapons.” Needs proving.

It doesn’t need proving, because this is common knowledge. Common knowledge does not need to be proven, otherwise nearly every single line would need to be proven. There’s no reason I can see why this particular sentence needs proving (any more than any other sentence). So I removed that part.

I changed “The reason Germany told France and Russia that they were at war so quickly, was because they thought they could win the war if they attacked first and quickly. They could mobilize very quickly. They had a list of all the men who had to join the army, and where those men had to go, and the times of every train that would carry those men to where they would have to fight. France was doing the same thing, but could not do it as quickly.”

This part was confusing, as it doesn't explain why Germany needed to attack France and Russia. So I changed parts of it to read: “Germany was friends with Austria-Hungary. Russia was friends with Serbia. The German government was afraid that because Austria-Hungary had attacked Serbia, that Russia would attack Austria-Hungary to help Serbia. So Germany felt it had to help Austria-Hungary by attacking Russia first, before it could attack Austria-Hungary. The problem was that Russia was also friends with France, and the Germans thought the French might attack them to help Russia. So the Germans decided that they could win the war if they attacked France first, and quickly. They could mobilize very quickly. They had a list of all the men who had to join the army, and where those men had to go, and the times of every train that would carry those men to where they would have to fight. France was doing the same thing, but could not do it as quickly. The Germans thought that if they attacked France first, they could “knock France” out of the war before Russia could attack them.”

I also changed: “Britain was also worried about Germany's growing military power because Britain had the most ships (its navy) and a very big army for a long time.”

This part was not quite true. While Russia, France and Germany each had armies with nearly a million men, Britain's army was quite small (only 100 000). So I changed it to: “Britain was also worried about Germany's growing military power. This was because Germany was growing its very large army into one of the most powerful in the world. Britain’s army was quite small compared with large armies like Germany’s or Russia’s armies. Britain had the largest navy in the world, and thought that was enough to keep other navies from attacking. But now the Germans were growing a large navy too. The Germans were quickly building ships and putting even more men in its army and Germany was almost going to become as powerful as Britain.” NZHistory Teacher (talk) 03:55, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

World War 1 an World War 2 is about when men are not friends with another colony an they think that they have to do something about it. But if the men realize before they got to war they are leaving behind family an friends. And if they kill the other soldiers, they are killing a father, husband, uncle, an a loved one. So they should really think about the things they do before they do it.

Greece V Turkey[change source]

This Section is confusing and sounds like a 5-year-old talking. "and then greece never invaded turkey again until greece caused an explosion on a train and turkey invaded and they fought a big battle..." - and so on. — This unsigned comment was added by (talk • changes) on 22:55, 14 April 2011.

Thank you for your input. I have copyedited the section. Please check if it is more intelligible. Goodvac (talk) 23:06, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Ok Big Overdue Change[change source]

Ok you may now me from my previous attempts to improve the page that only brought Awareness into the issue, not change. So in conclusion I am going to start a big Change to this page, I´ll try to link my sources (my Brain) into the page to not cause concerns, I am aiming for a Front wide view or maybe change it to a yearly thing, if you want to lead the Cavalry Charge, you can Talk to me, I´ll answer do not worry. I hope to see you join, and Good Luck, may the Force of Knowledge be Awaken for this War --XKiller59 at your service (talk) 03:43, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

the revanlotionary first world war[change source]

World War I (or the First World War) was a global war which began on July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918. The war lasted exactly four years, three months and 14 days.

Most of the fighting was in Europe, but soldiers from many other countries took part, and it changed the colonial empires of the European powers. Before World war 2began in 1939, World War I was called the Great War, the World War or the 'war to end all wars'. 135 countries took part in World War I, and more than 15 million people died while fighting.[5]

World War I was fought by most of the countries of Europe. The actual fighting was on many different fronts. The Western Front was where most of the fighting between Germany and the Allies happened. Most of the fighting here was trench warfare.The Eastern Front was fought in Central and Eastern Europe and was one of the main places where World War I took place. The fighting on The fighting on the Eastern Front was not trench warfare like it was on the Western Front, but instead depended on having front lines of soldiers ready to fight the enemy. The other fronts that had a lot of fighting include the Middle Eastern Front and the Italian Front. Fighting also took place in Africa, China, and at sea as well as in the air.

The war was ended by the signing of many different treaties, the most important being the Treaty of Versailles.

World War I was the first major war where tanks aeroplanes and subnerines or under water boats were used as weapons Date 28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918 (Armistice) Treaty of Versailles signed 28 June 1919 Location Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, China and off the coast of South and North America Result Allied victory End of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Formation of new countries in Europe and the Middle East — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)