Gary Cohn

'Wars that have no end'

'Wars that have no end'

A hundred years ago this month, the United States entered the First World War in Europe after three years in which President Woodrow Wilson had done his damnedest to stay out of the fight.

At the same time, Russia, which had been in the war since the beginning in 1914, was undergoing a political upheaval of historic proportions: the end of the Romanov dynasty's 300-year rule and the beginning of what would become the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics under communist rule.

The shattering impact of these events would shape the course of world history for the remainder of the 20th century and well into the 21st century — some would say unto this very day.

A huge amount...