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What is the difference between WWI and WWII?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Sep 16, 2020

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H. Ruby

H. Ruby

H. Ruby
H. Ruby

Answered Jun 23, 2020

WW1 was a global war that took place between 1914 to 1918. At that point in time, it was one of the largest wars in history. There were 9 million soldier deaths and 13 million civilian deaths that were brought about by this war. This war ensued because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip, a Yugoslav nationalist. This war involved France, Russia, Britain, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.

The war finally ended through negotiations and the Paris Peace Conference; the league of nations was formed to prevent future conflicts. WW11 followed lasting from 1939 to 1945 and was considered a global war encompassing a vast majority of the world’s countries. This war involved more than 100 million people from more than 30 countries.

It was the deadliest human conflict in history, with 70 to 85 million fatalities, changing the political climate and social structure of the globe. The Holocaust took place during this time and claimed tens of millions of lives. The United Nations was formed to foster international co-operation and prevent future conflicts.

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