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Question by Christy
Submitted on 10/2/2003
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World War 1 was originally called The Great War.  I need to know when it was first called World War 1, who coined the term and what is the story behind it?  I have asked numerous people this questions and have been unable to find an answer any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.


Answer by Damian
Submitted on 1/11/2004
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Why was World War 1 called The Great War?

 

Answer by nick
Submitted on 1/13/2004
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Ok here is why a kid named Jimbo said cool lets caalllllllllllllll itttt war worldd 1 ahhhhh.

 

Answer by Nicole
Submitted on 2/5/2004
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It is called world war 1 because it is the first world war that we have had!!And it is not because some guy just wanted to call it world war 1!!YOURWELCOME

 

Answer by Pancake
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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They call it World War 1 because it was the first war that not only had countries but it had nations.

 

Answer by Sophie
Submitted on 3/20/2004
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Because it was really great

 

Answer by Rina
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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The First World War is also called the Great War because of the extensive damage and impact it left on the world after its cessation. Amongst all the wars which have occured since the 19th century, only the WW1 has been as far-reaching in damage, not only physically but mentally to citizens of countries involved in the war. In comparison to WW2, where only the Jews have been singled out in most reviews of the war, the WW1 affected nearly everybody.

 

Answer by Nasha aka NaNa
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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I believe it was called World War 1 because it was our nation's first war all together.

 

Answer by KaSs
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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i agree w/ rina all the way...pancake..sorry wrong all the way

 

Answer by buttlicker
Submitted on 5/5/2004
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i was wondering, does anyone know any good sites for WWI facts?

 

Answer by rate my poo, will ya?
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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the war was called the great war because the death rates were great and so were the rape rates...and homosexualities

 

Answer by clairy
Submitted on 9/7/2004
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personali i fink the 2nd ww shud b calld the gr8 war coz it killd millions of dews :P !

 

Answer by Lu
Submitted on 9/28/2004
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i think it's called world war 1 it was the first biggest war that involved many nations.
Ur welcome dear ! loll

 

Answer by pancake 2
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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www.ww1.com is a website i just made up and hope it is one for your benifit

 

Answer by Jeffrey Lynn Hopkins
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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It was not called WW I until nearly the end of WW II when it was obvious that the 1940's war was also a world war like the Great War. There are a several written materials also calling the Great War the World War - but the I became obvious by WWII.

 

Answer by ASh
Submitted on 1/31/2005
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HEY PEEPS I'M JUST DOIN A ESSAY ON WW2 AND CAN I KNO SUM STUFF BOUT IT PLZZZZZZZZZZZ

 

Answer by jcinnz
Submitted on 2/6/2005
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It was called the great war because it was the first war to have all the continents involved(except antarctica). It had the most casualties of any war and it was called "The Great War" because they were gonna try to stop another one from happening.

 

Answer by Fiddle
Submitted on 2/17/2005
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world war one was called the great war, because of the involvment of many countries, rich and not so.  since when did a world war 1 forum get so warped and allows fags to enter absurd terms?

 

Answer by kaitlin
Submitted on 2/24/2005
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i think that it is called "The Grate World War 1" because due to the magnitude and it was to end all wars in the future!

 

Answer by pigeon
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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Well it is still called the Great War in the UK, but the American "World War 1" was fought from 1917 - 1918. They joined the Great War in 1917 and gave it their own name. The Great War is called so because it was thought that no war in the future would be as horrific as that one.

 

Answer by james
Submitted on 5/1/2005
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why is WWI called the great war

 

Answer by mario
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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ww11 was called ww11 because is was the first war that that a big part of the world had taken place. it is called the great war war a very big amount of people died and after the war the amount of damage caused was enormas. a great deal of work had to be put into countries to turn them back to how they were.  

 

Answer by bob
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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cool pimpster 101

 

Answer by rickp
Submitted on 6/14/2005
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because there was fighting in several areas, many countries and people were at war.on one side or the other,the conflict lasted a long time,fighting spread to war at sea and in the air,the war affected millions of households by creating shortages and altering patter works,for the first time ever people at home,as well as soldiers.faced death or injury from air attacks,the weapons used caused a huge casualty rate (5,509 deaths per day on average,fighting n land was based on  heavily defended positions ( both sides dug trenches to create fronts,the degree of fighting in a small area,caused mass casualties (over 2,800,000 deaths alone on the main front). most battle tactics led to heavy casualties (both sides mounted offensives;many of these failed with heavy loss of life)and finally,most families and communities were permanently changed by the effects of the conflict(the annual poppy day appeal and war memorials are visible signs that people in Britain still remember the war.

 

Answer by Alot of fachina
Submitted on 7/20/2005
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which slimbucket named world war 1.

 

Answer by blahh
Submitted on 11/16/2005
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i think i love you  baby

 

Answer by donky
Submitted on 1/5/2006
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`1234567890-=!"$%^&*()_+asdfghjkl;:'@#~\|zxcvbnm,.q<>?/wertyuiop

 

Answer by bonney34
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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World war one was originally called The great war because it was so big the biggest in fact anyone had ever seen. It then later got the name World war 1 because of the second world war we had. Of corse if people had called 'the great war' world war one back then it suggests they know there will be another war in the later years.

 

Answer by whit
Submitted on 3/9/2006
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People did not think of the name war1 because they did not know that there was going to be another war.

 

Answer by Naina
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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i thing because its made too many difernts
and made so many men died.

 

Answer by Anonymous
Submitted on 5/18/2006
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The first world war was called the Great War because the effects of it were experienced globally, which was new to the people involved in it.

 

Answer by MikeyInFL
Submitted on 8/13/2006
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The term "World War" was coined in the early 20th century, some years before the First World War broke out. It was recognised that the complex system of opposing alliancesGermany-Austria-Italy vs France-Russia-Britain-Serbiawas likely to lead to a global conflict in the event of war breaking out. The fact that the powers involved had large overseas empires virtually guaranteed that a conflict would be global, as the colonies' resources would be a crucial strategic factor. The same strategic considerations also ensured that the combatants would strike at each others' colonies, thus spreading the fighting far more widely than in the pre-colonial era.

While the First World War came to be described as a "world war" within days of its outbreak, it does not appear to have been called the First World War until the start of the 1920s. It was more commonly known as the Great War until the outbreak of the far greater Second World War made the distinction necessary.

The term "Second World War" was also coined in the 1920s. In 1928, US Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg advocated his treaty "for the renunciation of war" (known as the Kellogg-Briand Pact) as being a "practical guarantee against a second world war". The term came into widespread use as soon as the war began in 1939.

Other languages have also adopted the "World War" terminology; for instance, in French, the two World Wars are the Guerres Mondiales; in German, the erste und zweite Weltkrieg; in Russian the ; and so on.


 

Answer by xlaurenx
Submitted on 10/15/2006
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we call it the Great War because of all the damage and the amount of death that followed. No war that has followed has caused as much damage, which is why it is called the Great War. Also the fact that most of the counties in the world were affected accounts for it

 

Answer by bumcrack
Submitted on 11/5/2006
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i think thhat its called world war 1 bcos it was the 1st and the only great war that had happen but it was sad seeing peoples die aye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by i have the best answer
Submitted on 12/3/2006
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It was called the great war because there were so many deaths. plus queen henritter the 8th woz obesse at the time and pretended  she enjoyed the war..


No, only kidding. It was called the great war because so many people were killed and it affected practically everyone because practically every country was involved! it was the biggest war in the centuary.

 

Answer by random
Submitted on 12/14/2006
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I actually have a question. Why exactly was the war fought? Thanks.

 

Answer by lora
Submitted on 1/3/2007
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can u tell me 5 facts on y it was called the great world war  plz? fanks

 

Answer by sasha
Submitted on 1/11/2007
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it was because it was properganda and was known for a large mass of army oh yeahhhh!

 

Answer by Holly aka princess
Submitted on 1/25/2007
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It was called the great war because there has never been a war like it before because the death rates were very high and so many countrys fought in it and it afected people all over the world and it still afects people now!! tah dah !!

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 2/28/2007
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it was called the great war because everyone thought it was fun. lol

 

Answer by cool beans
Submitted on 3/3/2007
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can any one tell me some facts on WW1 I need 10 facts

 

Answer by Joey
Submitted on 3/28/2007
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The First World War is also called the Great War because of the extensive damage and impact it left on the world after its cessation. Amongst all the wars which have occured since the 19th century, only the WW1 has been as far-reaching in damage, not only physically but mentally to citizens of countries involved in the war. In comparison to WW2, where only the Jews have been singled out in most reviews of the war, the WW1 affected nearly everybody.

 

Answer by Susan
Submitted on 4/16/2007
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You guys are all idiots, I would like to know what conference or group of people decided to call it WWI not the reasonings behind it.

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 4/23/2007
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I think its called the great war because it did huge damage to the world, more than any other war.

 

Answer by Angel
Submitted on 4/30/2007
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the great war was named that because the llama said so. DAMN YOU, LLAMAS....

 

Answer by dance chick 22
Submitted on 5/7/2007
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why was world war 1 originally called the great war?

 

Answer by matt
Submitted on 5/13/2007
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WW1 was called the great war to begin with but when WW2 started we have began to call the great war WW1

 

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