The First World War perhaps the fist armed conflict in the world in which nations rose against the other. The first world was clearly portraying the growing difference in the world and lack of mechanism in the world which could be used to deal with simple conflicts. The deterioration of a simple conflict between Serbia and Austria into a full blow war in which nations rose against the other was more than what the world had expected. However the First World War remained an affair of the European countries while America watched at a distance. Until today, this has been an issue of discussion as to why the United States took too long to intervene in the war.