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    World War I, or also known as The Great War, was a global war that created Battlefield 1 in which the "educated, sophisticated, and fancy" Europeans started a mortal armed conflict which also included clashes in other parts of the world, which lasted from 1914-1918. It was the sixth most deadly conflict in the history of mankind and later paved the way for a number of geopolitical changes, such as revolutions and new borders in many of the countryballs involved.

    The immediate cause of WWI was Kingdom of Serbia-icon.png Serbiaball. It pitted the Central Powers of German Empire-icon.png German Empireball/Reichtangle-icon.pngReichtangle and Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball and their allies against UK-icon.png UKball and France-icon.png Franceball, and their allies and adoptive children. It resulted in the signing of the Treaties of Versailles and Trianon, and the creation of a League of Nations-icon.png League of Nations, to ensure such a war would never happen again. However, despite such attempts, and even more destructive World War followed a mere 20 years later.

    History[edit | edit source]

    Buildup to War (1871-1914) Events Wars[edit | edit source]

    Ever since the birth of German Empireball in 1871, upon the defeat of Franceball in the Franco-Prussian War by his father, Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Kingdom of Prussiaball, a tension had been building up amongst the European countryballs towards war. This included an arms race between UKball, who had traditionally dominated the seas, and German Empireball, who was also forcefully adopting children in Africa and Oceania to play catchup to UKball and his sister, Franceball, who desperately wanted to regain its clay lost to German Empireball in 1871, Alsace-Lorraine.

    In midst of this tension, relationships were built up, and in 1877, German Empire-icon.png German Empireball (Also known as Reichtangle-icon.png Reichtangle) became friends with Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball and Russian-Empire-icon.png Russian Empireball. However, the Alliance of the Three Emperors did not last, as Russiaball disapproved of Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball's interests in the Balkans, especially towards his distant relative Kingdom of Serbia-icon.png Kingdom of Serbiaball, who hated Austria-Hungaryball and Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball. German Empireball also built up warm relations towards Kingdom of Italy-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball in 1884, when he hosted the Berlin Conference.

    Meanwhile, UK-icon.png UKball was reconciled with his ally France-icon.png Franceball in 1904 to form the Entente Cordiale, which was extended to include Russian-Empire-icon.png Russian Empireball in 1907, due to their mutual dislike of German Empire-icon.png German Empireball's interests. Kingdom of Serbia-icon.png Kingdom of Serbiaball was also unofficially included in this alliance, as were UKball and France-icon.png Franceball's many adoptive and biological children from overseas. German Empireball's rapid militarization was cause for worry for UKball, who was forced into the aforementioned arms race by 1900.

    War to End All Wars (1914-1916)[edit | edit source]

    In 1914, Kingdom of Serbia-icon.png Kingdom of Serbiaball kicked Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball right in the Archduke (?), which was Austria-Hungaryball's casus belli for an invasion of Serbiaball's clay. Serbiaball, however was supported by his distant relative and fellow Slav Russian-Empire-icon.png Russian Empireball, who demanded Austria-Hungaryball leave Serbiaball alone. However, German Empire-icon.png German Empireball's attention arrived at the scene, and he told Russiaball to leave his ally alone. In response, Russiaball declared war against German Empireball, who reasoned that France-icon.png Franceball would come to Russiaball's aid, and therefore should attack France-icon.png Franceball first, before Russiaball could sober up to fight him. However, the clay between Franceball and German Empireball's was too heavily defended, so German Empireball anschlussed and raped Belgium-icon.png Belgiumball's and his clay to get to Franceball.

    However, Belgium-icon.png Belgiumball slowed German Empire-icon.png German Empireball's advance down enough for France-icon.png Franceball to get ready, and also got his guardian UK-icon.png UKball into the war, for German Empireball's violation of his neutrality. As a result, Franceball was able to defend his clay before German Empireball could anschluss it properly, and UKball beat him in a race to the sea(and got into a stalemate in the process), and Russian-Empire-icon.png Russian Empireball got ready faster than expected, causing German Empireball to face a two-front war.

    Meanwhile, Kingdom of Italy-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball switched sides, and attacked Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball, who had recently attacked Kingdom of Serbia-icon.png Kingdom of Serbiaball and his clay, with Russian-Empire-icon.png Russian Empireball, under the pretext of liberating his Slav brother from dirty Habsburgs. German Empire-icon.png German Empireball was forced to come to his aid, since Austria-Hungaryball was virtually blind, and therefore unable to effectively defend himself. Romania-icon.png Kingdom of Romaniaball, Bulgaria-icon.png Bulgariaball, and Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball came to help them, and since this threatened the communications between UK-icon.png UKball and Russiaball, UKball sent his sons Australia-icon.png Australiaball and New Zealand-icon.png New Zealandball to teach Ottoman Empireball a lesson. In 1915, Australiaball and New Zealandball landed in Gallipoli and Sulva Bay, but failed to defeat Ottoman Empireball, and ended up helping UKball on France-icon.png Franceball's clay, where the stalemate between the Allies and German Empireball had lasted for over a year. Famously, UKball and German Empireball sang Christmas carols together on Christmas 1914.

    In UK-icon.png UKball's son Falklands-icon.png Falklandsball's clay, German Empire-icon.png German Empireball was defeated by UKball, and also by his son Union of South Africa-icon.png Union of South Africaball on German Empireball's adoptive son German South-West Africa-icon.png German South-West Africaball's clay. Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball, who had joined the war on the Allies' side, defeated German Empireball and adopted Qingdao-icon.png Qingdaoball in 1914, then taking his Micronesian adoptive son Marshall Islands-icon.png Marshall Islandsball's clay. UKball took German Empireball's neglected adoptive son German Cameroon-icon.png German Cameroonball and some of his clay on New Guinea, and gave them to France-icon.png Franceball, and his son British New Guinea-icon.png British New Guineaball respectively.

    By 1916, the war that 'would be over by Christmas' had dragged on for two years now, but this time with a renewed spirit on UK-icon.png UKball's side to make a big push, going over the top with France-icon.png Franceball, but they ultimately suffered heavy wounds, especially at the Somme, Mons, Ypres, Verdun, and Paschendale, but UKball defeated German Empire-icon.png German Empireball at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Ireland-icon.png Irelandball, UKball's slave, also took this opportunity to rebel against his subjugation, and ultimately left UKball's home a few years later. Greece-icon.png Greeceball and Montenegro-icon.png Montenegroball also entered the war on the Balkan front against Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball, and Romania-icon.png Kingdom of Romaniaball switched sides, like his distant relative Italyball had done so in 1915. UKball then helped the oppressed Bedouinballs rebel against their master Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball, with the objective of protecting his adoptive son Sultanate of Egypt-icon.png Sultanate of Egyptball's strategically important clay.

    The Tide turns, and Victory (1917- 1918)[edit | edit source]

    As the war progressed, it seemed as if the war was less about taking land, and more about wearing each other down. It wasn't obvious as to who was going to drop first, but the country that did was tired of not eating and had a large insurgence inside his clay.

    Hint: It was Russian-Empire-icon.png Russia.

    German Empire-icon.png German Empireball was having more trouble with Russian-Empire-icon.png Russian Empireball, so he secretly infected Russiaball with communism in 1917, turning him into Russian Republicball, then into Russian SFSR (old)-icon.png Russian SFSRball in October 1917. He left the war at that point, giving German Empireball lots of his land in Eastern Europe (which would later be taken away), and hope of winning the war in the Treaty of Brest-Litvosk. However, his secret message to Mexico-icon.png Mexicoball in 1917, offering to help him regain his son Texas-icon.png Texasball from USA-icon.png USAball, was intercepted by UK-icon.png UKball and sent to USA-icon.png USAball instead, causing him to declare war on German Empireball, giving the Allies renewed hope.

    USA-icon.png USAball, in that time considered just an emergent nation of North America (he was seen just like a newbie by the European countryballs fighting in the war), arrived in Europe in January 1918, and at the same time, the war was going badly for German Empire-icon.png German Empireball and his allies. Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball and Bulgaria-icon.png Bulgariaball had surrendered to UK-icon.png UKball, and Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball had also surrendered after Kingdom of Serbia-icon.png Kingdom of Serbiaball was rescued by UKball in 1918. By now, German Empireball had gone mad, and made a last desperate push across into France-icon.png Franceball's clay. He was ultimately defeated by USAball, UKball, and Franceball, who helped rescue France-icon.png Belgiumball and Luxembourg-icon.png Luxembourgball from German Empireball, who was killed in October 1918. His son, Germany-icon.png Germanyball, agreed to an armistice, which was signed at 11:11 am, on the 11th of November 1918, to end the war at last.

    The Somaliland Campaign was an African theater against Dervish Stateball to colonize Somaliland area to remove central powers. It ended up with colonists' victory and with the creation of British and Italian Somaliland colonies. A small part of it known as Ogadenia-icon.png Ogadeniaball was annexed by Abyssinia-icon.png Ethiopian Empireball.

    After the war, UK-icon.png UKball and France-icon.png Franceball forced Germany-icon.png Germanyball to sign the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, in which he accepted responsibility for his father's violent actions, and also forced him to pay reparations, ultimately leading to his personality change, to become Nazi Germanyball, and start another world war 20 years later. Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball was executed, and his children all given new names by the Treaty of Trianon, giving Romania-icon.png Kingdom of Romaniaball some clay, and Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball was also executed, with his son Turkey-icon.png Turkeyball given a new identity. His other children Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png British Iraqball, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon-icon.png French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanonball, British Palestine-icon.png British Palestinecube and Kuwait-icon.png British Kuwaitball were all adopted by either UKball or Franceball. USAball, now recognized by European countries and Japanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of Japanball like an Great Power, helped create a League of Nations-icon.png League of Nations, Nazi.gif which ultimately failed in it's main goal of preventing another world war.

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