What was another name for World War I?
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The "Great War"
World War I was also known as The Great War, and The War to End All Wars. It was qualitatively and quantitatively different from wars that had occurred up to that time. It was the first time so many nations, and such a large percentage of the globe, was involved in a conflict. It also saw the use of new weapons that were capable of causing horrendous casualties. Poison gas and machine guns, along with other weapons, wiped out entire units. And since the practice up till that time was usually to have all the soldiers from a town in the same unit, some towns lost all their young men. People were sure that after such a horrible war, the world would learn that wars would have to end. But 20 years later, the War to End All Wars simply became World War I.
"The War to End All Wars"
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