What is world war?

  • (noun): A war in which the major nations of the world are involved.

World War

A world war is a war affecting most of the world's most powerful and populous countries. World wars span multiple countries on multiple continents, with battles fought in multiple theaters.

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Frederick III, German Emperor - Legacy
... Germany into a more liberal democratic country, and prevented its militaristic path toward war ... McCullough claims that Frederick would have averted World War I—and by extension the resulting Weimar Republic—while other historians such as Michael Balfour go even further by ... Author Michael Freund states outright that both world wars would have been averted had Frederick lived longer ...
United States S Class Submarine - Service
... These boats saw service in World War II in both the Atlantic and the Pacific ... slower than many of the submarines produced for war service, and lacking the range for Pacific Ocean patrols (as well as being 20 years old), they were ... In World War II, S-class boats did not use the newer Mark 14 torpedo, standard in fleet submarines, due to shorter torpedo tubes, relying on the World War I-vintage Mark 10, instead ...
QF 3 Inch 20 Cwt
... and bombers and on the Western Front in World War I ... It was also common on British warships in World War I and submarines in World War II. 3 inches, the term "3 inch" was only ever used to identify this gun in the World War I era, and hence this is what writers are usually referring to by "3 inch AA gun" ...
1945 In Canada - Events
1944-1945 World War II Japan's Special Balloon Regiment drops 9,000 balloon bombs over the Pacific Northwest, intended to cause panic, by starting forest fires ... January 20 - World War II The first conscripted Canadian soldiers arrive overseas February 8 - World War II The Anglo-Canadian Operation Veritable launched in the Netherlands February 24 - Radio Canada ... Corps August 15 - VJ Day marks the end of the Second World War ...
Irish Nationalism - History - World War I and The Easter Rising
... was divided over the attitude of their leadership to Ireland's involvement in World War I ... followed John Redmond in support of the British and Allied war effort, seeing it as the only option to ensure the enactment of Home Rule after the war, Redmond saying "you will return as an armed army capable of ... in Irish regiments of the Irish 10th and 16th Divisions of the New British Army formed for the War ...

Famous quotes containing the words war and/or world:

    It was the most ungrateful and unjust act ever perpetrated by a republic upon a class of citizens who had worked and sacrificed and suffered as did the women of this nation in the struggle of the Civil War only to be rewarded at its close by such unspeakable degradation as to be reduced to the plane of subjects to enfranchised slaves.
    Anna Howard Shaw (1847–1919)

    The middle years of parenthood are characterized by ambiguity. Our kids are no longer helpless, but neither are they independent. We are still active parents but we have more time now to concentrate on our personal needs. Our children’s world has expanded. It is not enclosed within a kind of magic dotted line drawn by us. Although we are still the most important adults in their lives, we are no longer the only significant adults.
    —Ruth Davidson Bell. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 3 (1978)