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Cold War Enlightenment European Monarchies and Absolutism French Revolution
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- Standard Subject Headings: World War 1914-1918 is the standard subject heading for World War I, and can be used to search most library catalogs and databases. It is still useful to search for variants, such as World War I, First World War, and Great War.
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