How long was the day of the battle

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The First World War lasted from 1914 to 1918. 103 years ago today, on November 11, 1918, the opponents of the war agreed an armistice.

How could it possibly come this far?
The war was preceded by lengthy disputes between the major European powers. Great Britain, France, the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and Russia wanted to increase their power and fought for more economic influence on world markets. Above all, however, the military battle of strength in these countries led to ever greater tensions. The great war was finally triggered by the assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne in the Serbian town of Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. This event set off a chain reaction that led to the First World War.
Four terrible years
The First World War lasted from 1914 to 1918. On the one hand Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and later Bulgaria fought, on the other hand it was mainly France, Great Britain, Russia, Belgium, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Italy, the USA and Japan. Over ten million people died in the war. Germany and its allies lost the war. From the summer of 1918, the German army had increasingly lost ground. Germany and its allies were ultimately so weakened that they no longer had a chance of winning the war. The German troops held the position until November 1918. On November 11th it was finally over. Opponents of the war agreed a ceasefire and the fighting was stopped.
The Versailles Treaty and its consequences

In 1920 the former opponents of the war came together for peace negotiations. Germany had to sign the Versailles Peace Treaty under great pressure. In it Germany and its allies were blamed for the war. The treaty also stipulated that Germany had to cede border areas in the east and west, reduce its army to 100,000 soldiers and pay high damages, so-called “reparations”, to the victors. Dissatisfaction in Germany with the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles sparked World War II.

End of the German Empire

In Germany, there was also a political upheaval after the First World War. During the German Revolution in November 1918, the German Empire became a republic.