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The true World War 1?

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7/26/2012 4:02:34 PM
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Many historians consider the Seven Years War in 1756 the "true" WW1, as it was the first war to be fought in several different continents. It was fought in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and even the Philippine Islands. So here is my question: Should the 7 Years War be considered the true WW1?

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7/26/2012 11:33:28 PM
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World war is defined as "A war involving many large nations in all different parts of the world. The name is commonly given to the wars of 1914–18 and 1939–45." (google searched definition)

Although many nations partaken in the seven years war and has belligerents from Asia to Europe, no belligerents from other countries (no western nations) where involved. Though many battles where fought there.[1]

In WWI, there where many belligerents. The main central powers where Germany Austria, the ottoman empire, and bulgaria. There where also many co-central powers. (minor rebellions/resistances etc.) Many other allies of britian and france where in the mix, and the UK had power over many of them. The scale of WWI was much larger then any other war previous to that time.[2]

Although at the time of the seven years war it could be considered that, WWI was truly the first world war on basis of magnitude.

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8/8/2012 5:05:09 PM
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At 7/27/2012 10:26:46 AM, 16kadams wrote:
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8/11/2012 9:43:13 AM
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It's already been decided that it wasn't....
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8/12/2012 3:35:22 AM
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When Noah's son was cursed for seeing him naked, I see that as being an act of war. It's a "world" one too, as the entire human race, everyone on that boat, was affected by it. S'first, in my opinion.
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8/14/2012 5:05:33 PM
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Everything in WWI was different to previous wars. More casualties, larger armies, far more advanced weapons, better communication systems, more powers involved, and so forth. That is what makes it unique.
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8/17/2012 5:08:22 PM
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The Great War was called such due to the mass population involved in the seven year war it was a way smaller population but more land.
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8/28/2012 5:48:09 PM
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It can be considered a precedent, just as numerous antecedents have been displayed to exist before the conception of a type of war, especially when the former examples display only traits of this conception.

True war can be witnessed in such antecedents as far back as even the Civil War, invested in Sherman's March to the Sea which witnessed the first use of such a tactic, deep within the heart of the enemy territory, to destroy the enemy's physical and psychological ability to muster a war effort (in Georgia).
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8/28/2012 5:52:54 PM
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At 8/28/2012 5:48:09 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
It can be considered a precedent, just as numerous antecedents have been displayed to exist before the conception of a type of war, especially when the former examples display only traits of this conception.

Total war can be witnessed in such antecedents as far back as even the Civil War, invested in Sherman's March to the Sea which witnessed the first use of such a tactic, deep within the heart of the enemy territory, to destroy the enemy's physical and psychological ability to muster a war effort (in Georgia).

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