How World War I Changed Europe’s Borders

World War I, the “Great War,” involved 32 nations and lasted 5 years. When it ended in 1919, it redrew the world map, and  many borders in Europe, The collapse of the Russian Empire created Poland, the Baltics, and Finland. The Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolved into Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia. When the Ottoman Empire collapsed, Turkey was established. The German Empire became Germany, and Germany lost substantial territory outside Europe.

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One Response to “How World War I Changed Europe’s Borders”

  1. Michael Wells Says:

    The video is ahistorical. Its premise is that history in Europe began just before WWI. For example, Lithuania was a country and empire until almost the beginning of the 19th century.

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