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Probably because there were clearly identifiable enemies (Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito) and the Allied countries could feel very virtuous about making whatever sacrifices were necessary to defeat them. Personally I think the term "good war" is contradictory and naively stupid. Do you mean "The Great War"? It was the largest conflict the world had experienced up to that time and of course it wasn't called the First World War because no one knew there would be a second until 20 years later.

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