First World War
World War 1, which lasted nearly four years in the history of the world, changed the map of the world. This war was fought between 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. In this battle, the world saw the picture of destruction which no one would want to see again. More than 50 million people died in this fight. It took part in three major continents like Europe, Asia and Africa and it fought from sea to earth and sky. This was a war in which the number of injured was in crores. By the end of this world war, four major empires Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary (Hapsburg) and Osmania collapsed. The boundaries of Europe were re-determined and by its end America had emerged as the superpower of the world.
The beginning of the First world war
The war began on 28 June 1914, with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria, and his wife in Sarajevo. A month later, Austria declared war against Serbia. Russia, France, Germany and Britain helped him in this work. Germany attacked neutral Belgium and Luxembourg before moving to France, after which Britain declared war against Germany.
Brief of World War I
In the history of the world, World War I between 28 July 1914 AD and 11 November 1918 AD, between the world, the waters and sky took place. Due to the unprecedented figures of its participating countries and the damage it caused, it was named World War. It lasted for about 4 years and 52 months! Due to this, half the world went into the grip of violence and more than one crore people were killed and twice as many were injured.
World War 1 fought between?
In the First World War there were Allied nations on one side and axis nations on the other. The Allies included Russia, Japan, France, Britain, the United States of America and Japan, and the United States was united in this war during the years 1917 – 1918. There were only 3 countries in the Axis Nation, Austro-Hungarian, Germany and Ottoman Empire.
Expansion of First World war
Germany declared war with Russia on 1 August 1914 and began mobilizing its forces. But the immediate German invasion was not on Russia but on Belgium and France. On August 2, the German government gave an ultimatum to the Belgian government, seeking neutrality and a path to German forces, which the Belgians resented.
The French government, fully sensing the danger, had already ordered mobilization, and on 3 August Germany declared war on France. German forces entered Belgium to speak on France on 4 August, and on the same day Britain declared war with Germany. Meanwhile, the Serbo-Austrian war appeared to be secondary. As the Great War began, in the famous words of the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Gray, “The lights are going out in Europe all over.”
They will not burn again in our lifetime. Many other countries soon joined the war. Japan declared war on Germany. He entered into an agreement with Britain but his main goal was to capture German territories in the Far East. Portugal, often referred to by Britain as its oldest ally, also joined the war.
In 1915, Italy declared war against Austria. Britain and France promised him Austrian and Turkish territories. Later Romania and Greece also joined with Britain, France and Russia and these countries along with their allies became known as Mitra Shaktis. Bulgaria supported Germany and Austria, promising territories in Serbia and Greece.
Turkey declared war with Russia in November and joined the war on behalf of Germany and Austria. These countries, that is, Germany and Austria and their allies were known as axis powers. Many other countries of other parts of the world also joined the war. America joined the war in 1917 on behalf of the Mitra Shaktis. Overall the number of warring countries increased to 27. In this way, the field of conflict became wider. Tags: Belgian, France, History, Japan, world war, World War I, History, Japan, World War I, France, Belgium, World War.
15% of its territory was taken away from Germany
The Treaty of Russia had completely changed the map of Europe. Germany lost about 15% of its territory. The region was home to 10% of the total population of Germany. Under the treaty, Germany’s Alsek and Laurent territories were given to France. Germany was divided into East and West Germany by building the Berlin Wall. Poland was made a separate country. Similarly, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Czechoslovakia were also freed from German control. About World war II
Germany was fined equivalent to 1 lakh tonnes of gold.
After the First World War, Germany was imposed an economic penalty of 269 billion gold mark (erstwhile German currency). This was equivalent to the price of 1 lakh tonnes of gold. Under the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919, Germany was subject to this economic penalty. However, it was later revised and reduced several times, but it was still enough that it took Germany a full 91 years to repay it.
Germany took 91 years to pay economic penalty.
It took Germany 91 years to pay the economic penalty imposed under the Treaty of Versailles. Germany paid the last installment of the penalty on 2 October 2010. Under the treaty, Germany was earlier imposed an economic penalty of 269 billion gold mark, which was reduced to 112 billion gold mark (equivalent to the price of 42 thousand tons of gold) in 1929. Due to the global economic crisis, in 1931, Germany was given relief to pay the annual installment but when Hitler got power in 1933, he refused to pay the economic penalty.
20 years later, a new agreement was reached in London in 1953 to repay the outstanding payments, under which some payments were suspended until East and West Germany merged. During this time the rest of the payment was taking place across West Germany. When Germany reunited in 1990, the payment of arrears began. However, in 1990, Germany was waived off some of the outstanding payments. Read about World War II