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  1. Names. Belgium is an old name which had various meaning, but a key turning point when it was used specifically to refer to the southern part of the Netherlands was during the so-called "Brabant revolution" or "First Belgian Revolution" in 1790, during a short period of independence from Austrian rule, only a few years before the invasion of France.

  2. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › World_war_iWorld War I - Wikipedia

    World War I or The First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, began on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918.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, and parts of Asia.