My limited understanding of the Big Bang is that all the Fundemental Forces (Electromagnetic, Weak Nuclear, Strong Nuclear and Gravity) were originally part of a “Superforce.” As the universe cooled the forces broke up into the four Fundemental Forces. I know that this is a gross oversimplification. However, I presented this as a reference point for my question:

Given that Einstein showed that gravity is the result of the curvature of Spacetime caused by a given mass, is Gravity still considered to be a Fundemental Force created in the Big Bang? If Spacetime begins with the Big Bang and the Higgs Field gives particles mass, then is it even necessary to include gravity as a “force?” Isn’t gravity just an “effect” of the curvature of Spacetime? Maybe this is just semantics….