• Schlieffen's Plan Army France Germany
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    In 1904 France and Britain signed the Entente Cordiale. The reason for this alliance was to get a few countries grouped together against the perceived threat of Germany's powerful army. Talk also began to add Russia to this alliance bringing all three, France, Britain and Russia together. As a result of these alliances the German military began to fear the possibility of being attacked from both sides all at once from France, Britain and Russia. Germany gave Alfred von Schlieffen, the German Arm...
  • Western Front German War French
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    Due to the complexity of this question, it must be broken down before an attempt at answering it can be made. Following this, it will be easier to understand the exact context in which this article will consider this question. By asking 'Why was there stalemate on the Western front' two questions are actually being asked. Firstly, why did a stalemate start and secondly why did the stalemate continue between 1914 and 1918. The second issue within the question is the section that specifically refe...
  • Schlieffen Plan One Front Offensive
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    The first months of war resounded with the collision of the war plans pored over for decades by the general staffs of Europe. The original German plan for a two-front war, drafted by Helmuth von Moltke the elder, had called for taking the offensive against Russia and standing on the defensive in the rugged Rhineland. The plan showed military prudence and complemented the stabilizing diplomacy of Bismarck. But Alfred, Graf von Schlieffen, presided over the German military in the era of Kaiser Wil...
  • Schlieffen Plan War German Front
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    The Schlieffen Plan is commonly - though misleading y - identified with the German western offensive at the start of the First World War in August 1914, which began as a campaign of rapid movement but ended in deadlock and trench warfare. The plan is generally seen as a desperate gamble almost certain to fail, and its recklessness is counted as part of Germany's war guilt - the plan held out the false promise of a quick victory, and so it underpinned the "short war illusion" that led Germany int...
  • Causes World War 1
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    It can be said that the First world war was caused by the alliance system, which has a very weak argument, the alliance system had very little to do with the first world war, it did to some extent cause the size of the war, but its argument in my opinion is very weak. Many other causes lean towards the side against the alliance system causing the first world war, which I believe is credible. The alliance system did cause the size of the war as it caused countries to be pulled in. First made in t...
  • Western Front War French Plan
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    Introduction The Western Front during the course of World War I was a virtual stalemate. There are a number of reasons for this lack of movement including tacticalunderachievements, technological improvements, and the hindrances caused by massive opposing armies in a small, restrictive area. These, however do not include the very important and often overlooked reason: lack of good leadership. Tactical Under achievements As is commonly known, Germany fought on opposite sides of the line from theF...
  • Who Started World War One
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    There is a reason for every war being fought. There is always a guilty party behind occurrence of the war. If that party had not done something to make another mad, the war would have never started. Sometimes it is hard to find the group responsible for this action. Sometimes it is very obvious who is to blame. Germany's offensives started World War I and made more countries join as the war went on. "On June 28, 1914, a Serbian student named Gavril o Prince, who was part of the militant group c...