World War 1 - The Great War and its Impacts


The Great War belongs to one of modern world history’s most important periods, rivaled only by the Thirty Years’ War and its peace agreement in Westphalia in 1648. The results of the Great War left their impact on the whole world, including:

  • the move of economic power from Europe to the United States of America
  • the construction of the Middle East after the fall of the Ottoman Empire
  • the transferal of German colonies to the victorious powers via the League of Nations
  • the Russian Revolution, and
  • the developments in inter alia Germany smoothing the path for World War 2 and the Cold War.

The traces of the War can be followed well into the twenty-first century, too.

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