The reason for this is that in Western Europe and North America, people focus exclusively on the what happened on the Western Front. They ignore the fighting and the millions casualties on the Southern front, the Balkans, the Austro-Hungarian/Russian border, the middle east, the Caucasus, Asia and East Africa.
Austro-Hungarian POWs brought typhus fever to Serbia. By the end of 1914, 200,000 Serbs were dead. The typhus fever tragedy continued into 1915. It was Austro-Hungarian WMD [Weapons of Mass Destruction] of the time.
Seriously? So the the POW’s were infected in advance of their being captured so as to infect and decimate the Serbs? Hyperbole much? And if you want to find the the roots of the Nazis, and despicable they were, you need look no further than Woodrow Wilson and the League of Nations.
She was twice awarded the Serbian Order of the Star of Karađorđe with Swords (military version), French Légion dHonneur (twice), the Russian Cross of St. George, the British medal of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael, and the Serbian Medal of Milos Obilić. In addition, she is the only female recipient of the French Croix de Guerre with Gold Palm Leaf for service during the First World War.
Aye, my high school AP US History course was focussed on the Western front; and since the teacher was a WWII vet he was (rightly) most concerned with teaching how the flawed Treaty of Paris sowed the seeds that led to [i]his[/i] war.
So true, so true. My guess is that the worst and most persistent revisionism will come form the EU - we will hear how evil nationalism caused the Great War, and be told that if all of Europe had been ruled from the centre (Berlin or Brussels) such a catastrophe would not ever have come to be.
Nationalism did of course play a role, but remember that the EU is partly modelled on the Austro-Hungarian empire, who of course started it all.