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World War I Basics It was called “The Great War” and “The War to End All Wars.” World War I had many nicknames. It wasn’t officially known as World War I until World War II happened. It really doesn’t matter what we call the war. The impact it had on Europe and the world was immense. The war changed the way people thought about fighting, and about life, forever. There were two major sides that fought against each other in World War I. One side was called the Allies . An ally 1 is someone who promises to come to your aid if something threatens you. The main Allies were Britain, Russia, France, and the United States. The Central Powers fought against the Allies. The Central Powers were Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. They were first called the Central Powers because Germany and Austria-Hungary are located in Central Europe. Most of World War I was fought in Europe. The opposing armies lined up face to face and fought each other all along the Western Front and the Eastern Front.

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