Ok, buckle up people. Everyone’s heard of stuff like the Revolutionary War, the HUDS strike, and the Civil War. But a war between the entire world?? You must be kidding me…right?
Not right! Basically the whole thing started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, got totally assassinated. He was sort of the Dean Khurana of Europe, which was sort of the Annenberg of the world. D-hall food? No thank you! #FlyBy
Then the epicness continued. The Austro-Hungarians were all “Um, this was Serbia” and Serbia was like “Yeah, no.” Come on guys, how about we just eat some red spiced chicken and call it a truce? #FlyBy
In the conflict that followed, more than 16 million people lost their lives. The two sides were basically Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire vs. Britain, France, America, Russia, Italy, Romania and Japan. The violence was incalculable - think IM soccer but with guns, no rules and Kaiser Wilhelm II is the coach.
Now I know what you’re thinking: that’s not the whole world. And you’re right. As awesome as this war was, it wasn’t everyone on the planet. And for this reason FlyBy gives The Great War 3 stars.