Decade - 1910s

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Which countries were involved in World War 1?

Central Powers

  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Bulgaria
  • France

Allies and associated powers

  • Serbia
  • Russia
  • France
  • Britain
  • Belgium
  • Romania
  • US (entered in 1917 only after a German u-boat sunk a boat full of civilians)
  • The British Commonwealth countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, etc. Canada was part of this group but was almost instantly looked upon as a rising superpower for it's soldiers bravery and tactics, the Germans started calling them the "storm troopers" after they took Vimy Ridge (a vantage point previously thought impossible to take after numerous tries by the British and french)
  • Italy

Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy, United States of America, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece.

Countries * Andorra * Belgium * Brazil * The British Empire o Australia and New Zealand o Canada o India (Now Bangladesh, India and Pakistan) o South Africa o United Kingdom * China * Costa Rica * Cuba * French Third Republic * Greece * Guatemala * Haiti * Honduras * Italy * Japan * Liberia * Montenegro * Nicaragua * Panama * Portugal * Romania * The Russian Empire * San Marino * Serbia * Siam (now Thailand) * United States of America The Central Powers * Austria-Hungary * Bulgaria * Germany * Ottoman Empire Neutral states * Albania (neutral, but occupied in part by Austria-Hungary, and in part by the Italians and Serbs) * Argentina * Bolivia * Chile * Colombia * Denmark * Dominican Republic * El Salvador * Ethiopia * Luxembourg (neutral, but occupied by Germany) * The Netherlands * Norway * Paraguay * Persia * Peru * Spain * Sweden * Switzerland * Uruguay * Venezuela*Great Britain*

The main participants on one side in WW1 were: * the United Kingdom, its Empire and Commonwealth * France and its Empire * Italy * the United States * the Russian Empire (until revolution, privation and defeat removed it from the fighting) The main participants on the other side in WW1 were: * the German Empire * the Austro-Hungarian Empire * the Turkish Empire

In the beginning, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Serbia had an alliance with Russia, and Austria-Hungary with Germany. Russia also had an alliance with France, and so they became involved as well. When Germany tried to invade France, they had to go through Belgium, who declared war on Germany as well. Great Britain had an alliance with Belgium, and also had ties to France. Thus, they became involved in the Great War as well. So:

The Central Powers:

  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • The Ottoman Empire (which was on the decline anyways)

The Allies:

  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Italy (later on)
  • The United States (later on)
  • Russia (who will pull out in 1918)
  • Japan

Note: These are just the main powers. When it came to war, most countries also brought with them ties to their colonies, and so the list of involved countries and territories is extensive.

Over twenty-seven countries were mentioned as the Allied and Associated Powers in the Treaty of Versailles. World War I, however, was truly global in its outreach because colonies of European nations also went to war.
Austria-Hungary : Austria-Hungary initiated World War I by declaring war on Serbia in July 1914.
Belgium : Though initially neutral, Belgium joined World War I to offer stiff resistance against German invasion.
Brazil : Brazil joined World War I in 1917 on the side of the Allies, and was the only Latin American country to participate in the Great War.
British Empire : Britain and British colonies including Australia, Canada, India, and New Zealand formed part of the Allied camp. The spread of the British colonies across the globe brought World War I to Africa and Asia.
Bulgaria : The Kingdom of Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in 1915 and fought until September 1918.
China : China entered World War I in 1917 following U.S. entry into the war.
France and Colonies : One of the major Allied nations, France declared war with the German declaration of war against France on August 3, 1914.
German Empire : Germany was a major Central Power. Austria-Hungary's declaration of war was heavily influenced by Germany's assurance of support.
Greece : Following the U.S. entry into World War I, Greece entered the war on the side of the Allies on June 27, 1917.
Italy : Initially reluctant to join the war despite an alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, Italy sided with the allies in 1915.
Japan : Japan's entry into World War I in August 1914 followed Britain's request to combat raids of the Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy).
Liberia : Liberian trade was adversely affected by World War I, and the country joined the Allied Powers in 1917.
Montenegro : Linked closely with Serbia, Montenegro joined the Allied cause in August 1914.
Ottoman Empire : The Ottoman Empire joined World War I in November 1914, on the side of the Central Powers, due to its close ties with Germany.
Portugal : Despite the rivalry between Portugal and Germany, Portugal remained neutral until March 1915, when Germany declared war. Portugal then joined the Allies.
Romania : Romania joined the Allies in August 1916.
Russia : Russia, along with Britain and France, was one of the major Allied Powers, and first among the nations to mobilize troops against Germany.
Serbia : The outbreak of World War I was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in Sarajevo, Serbia. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in July 1914.
United States of America: The United States declared neutrality in 1914. In 1917, the United States associated with the Allied nations thereby changing the course of World War I.
Other countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, San Marino, and Siam were also involved in the Great War.

What were Popular jobs of the year 1912?

boiler men , women work in there houses , coal mines and most people didn't work

What did the map of Russia look like in 1917 to 1920?

Tsar Russia was in WW1 together with Allies but after the Revolution it was Soviet union (SU/USSR) which contained Poland before the war, but gave it up afterwards. Learn history please, but not in America, because nobody there knows history correctly. Peace. Sorry for my bad English.


new writer

Russia was in control of Crimea, Ukraine, small parts of Romania, Belarus, and Georgia.

Who did orpheus in Titanic?

In the 1997 movie, the band played "Orphues" during the sinking to keep hope alive for the passengers, even though it all seemed lost when the Titanic finally sanked

What happened during 1910 -1919?

A world war happened. At the time, it was called 'The Great War' or 'The War To End All Wars'; but then came another world war so now we call it World War 1.

Did the Titanic explode?

No. The reason why the Titanic sank was because it had a collision with a very large iceberg. It did not explode.

Were there any Portuguese people on the titanic?

There were four Portuguese names on the passenger manifest: José Netto Jardim, 21, Manoel Gonçalves, 38, Domingos Fernandes Coelho, 20 and José Joaquim Brito. The first three were friends from Madeira who were emigrating to the US. Manoel Gonçalves was married and had five children living in Madeira. José Netto Jardim was also married and had a baby daughter. Domingos Fernandes Coelho was single. The three friends were travelling in third class. José Joaquim Brito was a salesman living in London and was travelling to New York on business.

Why hasn't the Titanic been rebuilt?

The original titanic vessel can not be risen from the depths of the ocean as it is too fragile for the journey and will break up, They will not rebuild a new titanic because of morals to the memory of the titanic and even if they did and called it by another name would you like history to repeat itself

What was the only true successful part of the gallipoli Campaign?

There are many falsehoods surrounding the Gallipoli Campaign. The first concerns the role of intelligence and the depth of planning. A series of Naval Intelligence reports were published through 1906 and were updated by various individuals through to November 1914 on the Dardanelles defenses. In preparation for the naval attempt to force the Dardanelles in March 1915, the world's first aircraft carrier, HMS Ark Royal, was dispatched to conduct aerial reconnaissance flights. A naval air squadron, No. 3 Squadron RNAS, arrived in theatre on 28 March 1915 and continued mapping Turkish defenses. Aerial intelligence reports supplemented the daily Intelligence Bulletins published by the Cairo War Office throughout March and April 1915 which detailed the Turkish 5 Army's order of battle. In short, the commanders had a good appreciation on the Gallipoli defenses and planned their amphibious assaults accordingly. The ANZAC solution was to mount a silent night surprise attack to gain the beachhead before the dawn on 25 April 1915. The stories describing landing on the wrong beach are simply false. The ANZAC landing beach - Z Beach - had a 6,500 metre frontage. ANZAC Cove was in the centre of Z Beach. The ANZAC surprise attack proved to be successful. Orders and intelligence reports can be found in "36 Days: the Untold Story Behind the Gallipoli Landings", Pan Macmillan 2010.

What events happened in 1919 to make it a year from hell?

A good deal less than in 1918. Influenza? 1918 was still far worse.

It can't be Prohibition, that didn't get started until 1920.


What is migration theory?

The migration theory is the belief that during the ice age people from the areas of mongolia, china, russia, etc...migrated to the northeast and traveled over the land bridge of the Bering Strait (the land bridge being exposed because the water levels had dropped due to a ton of water being frozen) and proceeded to migrate down into Canada and further south into North America, Mexico and then to South America. They did all of this in search of a warmer climate and new food sources, and that is a theory on how the Native Americans, Aztecs, Incans, Mayans, Olmecs, etc...all came to be in the North and South America's.

Why did people emigrate to America during the 1920s?


Large population increases meant many traditional communities in Eastern Europe were becoming too crowded.

Severe persecution meant many people fled to America to escape.

Poverty and famine drove also drove many to the U.S.A where the economy was booming.


There were plenty of good paying jobs available so America was believed to be the "Land of opportunity"

Many had their passage paid for them to go to America, either for cheap labour or to move closer to friends and family.


Mostly "Pull", at least from the late 19th century. People migrated when times were good.

How did Russian immigrants get to the US?

Russian Immigrants, like other immigrants from Europe, reached the US by traveling to European embarkation ports such as Bremen, Hamburg, Cherbourg, London, and Liverpool and purchasing passage on vessels going to Ports of Entry such as Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Galveston.

Was there a Coast Tire and Rubber Company in California in the 1920s?

I have a copy of an old stock from my grandfather for "Coast Tire and Rubber Company" that is "Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of California" in 1919.

J Smith

What is the value of an original 1917 Colt 45 revolver army issue What is the value of an original Colt 45?

Depending on the quality of the piece, original markings, finish, and etc the value ranges at a minimum of $500-$2000 for a mint piece

What were the results of the 1912 presidential election?

A split within the Republican Party resulted in an overwhelming victory for the Democratic Party candidate. , What happened with the Republicans was a battle between the incumbent President Taft and the ex-president Theodore Roosevelt. Taft won the nomination, so Roosevelt founded another party and ran anyway. He did better than Taft, but the split threw the election to the Democrat,New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson.

The Election of 1912 was the last U. S. Presidential election in which the second place finisher was the nominee of a party other than the Democratic or Republican Parties.

1912 U. S. Presidential / Vice Presidential Election Results:

1912 U. S. Presidential / Vice Presidential Election Results:

435 votes (81.9%) - Gov. Woodrow Wilson of NJ / Gov. Thomas R. Marshall of IN (Democratic Party)

88 votes (16.6%) - Fmr. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt of NY / Gov. Hiram Johnson of CA (Progressive Party)

8 votes (1.5%) - Pres. William Howard Taft of OH / Columbia Univ. Pres. Nicholas Murray Butler of NY (Republican Party)

(Nicholas Murray Butler was selected after Election Day to receive the votes of the states in which the popular vote for vice president was won by V.P. James Sherman, who died about a week before Election Day.)

What are some good things about being a vegetarian?


  1. Vegetarians tend to result in lower rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.
  2. Vegetarians also tend to have lower body mass indexes and cholesterol levels.
  3. Vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease, and they have a 40 percent lower cancer rate of meat-eaters.
  4. Meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans (who don't eat any animal products) are.
  5. Vegetarians have stronger immune systems than meat-eaters.
  6. Vegetarians and vegans live, on average, six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters.
  7. Good for the environment.

Vegetarianism is better for your health, the health of the planet, your karma, and to increase kindness and compassion on the planet. Yes and No. With any diet, if you live off nutrient deficient junk it will not be good for your health. Having some basic knowledge of nutrition is a good thing for non vegetarians and vegetarians. A vegetarian diet can be a very good thing. Many people can benefit and thrive off of a vegetarian diet. People do not have to consume meat for protein. A diet rich in legumes, nuts, seeds, grains, beans, fruits, vegetables and for some; eggs and dairy, provides all of the protein and nutrients the human body needs.

When was World War I fought?


28 June 1914 - 11 November 1918 (cease-fire)

Peace treaty signed 28 June 1919 at Versailles between the central powers (Germany austria-hungary) and the allied powers.
It was fought from 1914-1918

What did the poor people have for transportation in 1910?

Even though there were around 500,000 cars registered in 1910, they were mostly owned by Doctors, Lawyers, Politicians, and the wealthy. Very few middle class people had them and the poor could not afford a car. The vast majority of the poor rode horses, or horse and buggy. The city poor walked or took the trolley or some sort of public transportation.