World War I was often referred to as "The Great Conflict". It started out in 1914 and ended in 1918. America observed much devastation in this time period. In these four years only practically 9 million people perished and millions more were maimed, crippled, grief stricken, or psychologically scarred (Coetzee, 11). World Battle I is known as by some, the first man-made catastrophe of the twentieth hundred years. Many scholars still question the underlying factors behind World..