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World War I began the horrific sequence of world conflicts that characterize the 20th century. It caused the Russian Revolutions of 1917 that made Russia communist, and led directly to World War II, Adolf Hitler's "war of revenge." The Cold War continued the sequence, fought covertly between the capitalist U.S. and the communist U.S.S.R. Previously isolated, with World War I the United States entered the world stage to join Britain and France in the first world war against Germany.

The video Animated Atlas: Overview of World War I covers the war and the events leading up to it. Click WORLD WAR I MAIN PAGE to go to a description of the video and the distributors.