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WWI Facts to Know
10 important facts to know about WWI.
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Where was World War I fought?
World War I was fought largely in Europe.
Why was Daylight Savings Time created?
Daylight Savings Time was created during WWI to lessen the need for artificial light, saving fuel.
What event was the spark that ignited the Great War?
The assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand of Austria/Hungary was the spark that ignited the Great War.
How did men change during World War I?
Men began military training courses and all able-bodied men in colleges and universities became army privates.
How did women change during World War I?
Women were becoming equal with men in the workforce.
What changed for working people during World War I?
Wartime conditions propelled people into higher paying jobs.
What were hamburgers called during World War I?
Hamburgers became known as "liberty sandwiches".
What was created to discourage immigrants during World War I?
The National Security League created a literacy test for immigrants.
How was World War I described by most?
The unnecessary war of 1914-1918 was, regardless of long-term effects, one of the greatest tragedies Europe had experienced since the Black Death.
How many soldiers and civilians died during World War I?
Deaths: soldiers (8.5 million to 10 million, with over 20 million wounded); civilian deaths (3.375 million)
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