A war is a conflict between two or more people because of differences in ideologies or interest. There were two World Wars, the 1st took place in 1914 to 1918 while the 2nd World War occurred in 1939 to 1945. It was officially called World War I because more than two countries were involved. Countries which took part were superpowers for example World War 1 involving Serbia, Russia, Italy, Austria, Hungary and France. All these countries are popularly known, stable economically and possess military power. The major causes of war contributed to it being termed as world war.
The assassination of arch duke Franz Ferdinand resulted in World War 1, Austrian citizens were not happy and therefore sought revenge. They influenced other continents to participate in the war which was later termed as, the 1st World War. The need to colonize other continents caused conflict within the European superpowers causing a war. The war involved several continents, including South Asia, making it right to consider it a World War. The allied power and central power fought against each other in war 1, the axis fought with allies power in war 2.
World War 2 attracted 6 continents, meeting the major conditions of a war to be termed as World War. The 2nd World War lasted for a long time compared to World War 1. Something becomes official when practised nationally by everyone, announced or made public. The 2 wars emerged as World Wars, for they were led by superpowers, and had allies to back them up.
In the early period, World War 1 was initially referred to as the European war until 1919 when the United States entered the confrontation. For Britons, great war was their term of reference. People adapted using World War after the United States published newspapers with that name. Several suggestions were raised to the war department, since then, that World War Z was preferred. When the 2nd conflict erupted Roosevelt used the word World War 2 to describe it. People got used to that name then adapted for use.
This term, World War II, was not officially announced to be used; rather, it was used to refer to a war involving principal continents, those with superpowers, many nations also participated willingly. The causes of the conflict could not be solved through mediation or negotiation that’s why people went to fight. These wars were popularly known world-wide, affecting a variety of people caused by assassination, imperialism or nationalism.
Media personnel introduced the term which later on got adapted as it suited the scenarios. Conflict is often a result of differences in interest, Austria and Serbia differed due to the death of their leader archduke Ferdinand. Austria wanted a vengeance, so they influenced other countries to support them. All those who took part in the war were popular countries with political stability. It lasted for more years, affecting people’s daily activities like trading and travelling. The name World War 1 was the first to occur followed by war 2 resulting in the names World War 1 and World War 2. It became official after newspaper publications where nations adapted to use it to create commonality.