Did you Know? List of Interesting Facts about World War 1 Facts are statements which are held to be true and often contrasted with opinions and beliefs. Our unusual and interesting facts about World War 1, trivia and information, including some useful statistics will fascinate everyone from kids and children to adults. Interesting Facts about World War 1 are as follows: Fact 1 - Definition: World War 1 was a military conflict lasting from 1914 to 1918 which involved nearly all the biggest powers of the world Fact 2 - World War 1 involved 2 opposing alliances - the Allies and the Central Powers Fact 3 - The countries of the Allies included Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Montenegro Fact 4 - The countries of the Central Powers included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria Fact 5 - World War 1 was triggered on 28 June 1914 by the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie Fact 6 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was the nephew of Emperor Franz Josef and heir to the throne of Austria and Hungary Fact 7 - The assassination took place in in Sarajevo, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia and Herzegovina Fact 8 - assassination was planned by a Serbian terrorist group, called The Black Hand and the man who shot Franz Ferdinand and his wife was a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip Fact 9 - Causes of World War 1:
There was a tangle of alliances made between countries, to maintain a balance of power in Europe, which brought about the scale of the conflict Bosnian Crisis - Austria-Hungary took over the former Turkish province of Bosnia in 1909 angering Serbia Countries were building their military forces, arms and battleships Countries wanted to regain lost territories from previous conflicts and build empires Moroccan Crisis - Germans were protesting in 1911 against the French possession of Morocco Fact 10 - Major...
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