Map

Empires before World War I

Map showing empires in existence pre-WWI in 1914 In 1914, much of the world was dominated by a handful of empires. When fighting broke out that year, the global reach of warring empires ensured a World War. See full-sized image for analysis.
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Language

English — US
Also available in:
Spanish

Subject

  • History
  • Culture & Identity
  • Global Migration & Immigration
  • The Holocaust

Credit:
Facing History and Ourselves

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