100 years later: The significance of World War I

WASHINGTON — On November 11, 1918, fighting in “The Great War” — as it was known — ended in Compiegne, France when the “Armistice” agreement was signed. WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green takes a look at the significance of that war.

WTOP's JJ Green on the significance of World War I (JJ Green)

It was a prelude to peace negotiations six months later between Allied forces (Great Britain, France, Russia and the U.S.) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy)

It was the most destructive global conflict up until that point. It was responsible for an estimated 37 million casualties, including more than 20 million deaths.

For that reason, World War I was also known as the “War to end all Wars.” For 21 years it lived up to its billing.

Related Categories:

J.J. Green | National News | World News

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2020 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up