Why is world war 1 considered such a great turning point in history?
World War 1 is considered such a great turning point in history because it was the greatest human conflict in history at the time. It was the event that brought many different empires to dialogue for the first time.
The defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 can be seen as a turning-point in history because, despite some undeniable ups-and-downs for both nations in the years to come, Spain and Great Britain moved in different directions from that point onward. For Spain, the following history would witness a tremendous decline in its strength and influence. For Great Britain, by contrast, there followed a tremendous rise into world-dominance.