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WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/15/2015 19:01:25


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Explenation;

We all know of the Napoleonic war, it stretched over multiple continents (like a World War), most of the participants of WW1 were in it (Excluding Ottomen), new technologies were tested during the war (rockets).

Only difference is that, unlike the other World Wars Germany wasn't the juggernaut starting it.



--------------------- CONCLUSION -------------------------------------------

From now on we should refer to WW1 as WW2, WW2 as WW3 and the Napoleonic War as WW1.

Edited 4/15/2015 19:02:31
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/15/2015 19:14:53


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Except US wasn't allied with France or Napoleon. While the War of 1812 was partly caused due to events of the Napoleonic Wars, the two wars were separate.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/15/2015 19:31:43


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Napoleon was cool
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/15/2015 21:41:50


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The 7 Years war is WWI
The Napoleonic Wars are WWII
The Great War is WWIII
The War With Nukes is WWIV

That's stretching it, however.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 00:52:26


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First world war was some war between Egypt, Greece and Persia. Three continents.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 01:47:31


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^ Plus that was before the Americas had even been heard of
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 03:41:24


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Technically X, that's all one continent. But in political terms, yes. That could be considered the first world War, considering a clash of ideals (imperialism vs despotism vs monarchy/democracy).
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 05:12:44


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Technically, it's still three: Eurasia, Africa and Arabia
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 06:26:42


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Inferring Arabia isn't in Eurasia???
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 06:27:10


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...I think Bashar/Putin/Lukashenko would disagree.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 11:25:43


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If we're going to take "multiple continents" as acceptable to define a world war, then what about the time Assyria invaded Egypt?
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 13:46:36


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Yep, that's three continents as well.

World wars have been going on since antiquity.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:00:37


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Except Arabia is not a continent...
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:17:13


OxTheAutist 
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By my definition of continents, it is.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:19:32


MrOobling
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What exactly is your definition? Just keep to the standard, worldwide recognized continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Antarctica, North and South America (or America as 1 continent). Continents are not defined as the plates- if it was, there would be alot of tiny continents and only ocean continents.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:26:15


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My definition of a continent is a tectonic plate. Just because you end up with several smaller continents, doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them.

Oceania is not a continent, it is simply a geographic region. Australia is the actual continent.

The 7 continent view of the world is flawed. What continent is New Zealand in, and several other countries included in the geographic region Oceania?
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:28:39


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The only problem with the tectonic plate continents though - sometimes they go so much against what we traditionally think of.

For example, Hokkaido is part of North America. So is Chukotka.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:29:08


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And my definition of a continent is one acre. I even own my own continent!

Having your own definition of a commonplace term is completely asinine.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:31:55


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But then you get frains like where to draw the line. Is Cyprus in Europe? Is Baki in Europe?
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 18:32:31


OxTheAutist 
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Tectonic plates and "one acre continents" aside, the Assyrian invasion of Egypt was transcontinental. What should a "World War" be defined as, anyway?
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 19:26:45


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A war which includes multiple great powers on both sides (both sides equal- either side can win) and happens on most of the globe (whole world not just known world) and has x casualties which is thought at the time to be so devastating that there won't be another war. It possibly should be only after 1900.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 19:37:44


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- I am not just defining it by multiple continetns.

I am simply showing you that almost all the same main participants were in it, and that new - and far more devestating - technology was used in the war.

Edited 4/16/2015 19:37:55
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 19:53:35


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If we are talking about great advancements of technology, The 30 Years War saw some incredible advancements of technology, especially from Sweden.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 20:27:36


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Just want to make it clear that Germany didn't "started" the Great War:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pFCpKtwCkI
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 20:33:51


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It's debatable, I say Austriahungary started it, some say Serbia started it.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 20:53:40


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The Great War occured because of a combination of events. The most usual suspects, being blamed for causing it are Germany, Austria-Hungary, Serbia, and Russia.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 21:54:22


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Russia has nothing to do with it (other than defending Serbia), Germany had nothing to do with it (other than defending Austriahungary).
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/16/2015 22:31:17


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The conflict would have probably been another one of these run-of-the-mill Balkan Wars we see all of the time, if Russia and Germany hadn't joined in and escalated the war to a global conflict. Due to Germany and Russia joining in, more countries decided to join the war (France, Britain, Montenegro). Then even more (Ottomans, Italy, Bulgaria). Then even MORE (Portugal, Romania, USA) And the thing just spiralled out of control.

I can't say this for certain, but perhaps if Russia and Germany didn't come into the war, it wouldn't have escalated into the huge conflict it was.
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/17/2015 00:01:03


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Russia and Germany certainly escalated it, but the Great War happened because Austriahungary declared war on Serbia (and Serbia refused to meet Austriahungary's sharp antiterrorism demands).
WW1 is WW2, WW2 is WW3: 4/17/2015 00:13:14


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The conflict started because of that, but it maybe wouldn't have been a world war, if it wasn't for Russia and Germany.
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