Did the Allied Victory in World War I Comprise Also Winning the Peace?


The First World War was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. From the time of its occurrence until the approach of World War II, it was called simply the World War or the Great War. In America, it was initially called the European War. The immediate trigger for war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. This set off a diplomatic crisis. Within weeks, Europe was at war and the conflict soon spread around the world. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

Karel Straka, Ph.D., born in 1975. He graduated from the Faculty of Education, University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, the fields of cultural-historical regional science and history. He passed rigorous proceedings and postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. Currently he is a senior researcher of the Military History Institute in Prague. He deals with the development of the Czechoslovak Army in 1918-1939, focusing on the activities of the executive bodies of state defense and military-political relations with allies. He is the author of three and co-author of one book publications. He publishes in professional journals and specialized almanacs.

Country: Czech Republic


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