Map Of Europe At The Outbreak Of World War 1. The largest nation before the First World War was Austria-Hungary. Add a title for the map's legend and choose a label for each color group.
Label the countries that have been left blank using the Europe before World War I map. Unable to accept Russian dominance over the Ottoman Empire. Having triggered the war, Serbia was now fighting with the Allies, while the rest of Europe had remained neutral.
As the text below the picture states, Germany and the Austro-Hungary Empire defend "blows from all sides", particularly from the east in the form of a huge snarling Russian face.
Referred to by contemporaries as the " Great War ", its belligerents included much of Europe, the Russian Empire, the United States, and the Ottoman Empire, with fighting also expanding into the Middle East, Africa.
First World War : The Outbreak of War. Four empires collapsed during World War I – the German Empire, the Russian Empire, the Austria-Hungary Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. In what must be the most audacious land-grab in history, Western nations divide much of the globe between them.