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  • Germany's Post War Territory
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    Why the Versailles Peace Treaty did not work When World War I came to a close in mid-November of 1918, many ideas came about in Europe as to what the peace settlement should be. In Britain, leaders were thinking about how to increase British colonial power. In France, many wanted to permanently punish the Germans, partly in revenge for Germany's aggression in World War I. In Germany, citizens were worried about how radical changes after the war could affect their daily lives. Finally, in the Uni...
  • Germany And France
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    Was Germany Responsible for Starting the First World War Introduction The question of Germany's responsibility in initiating the first World War is one that has raised many differences of opinion among historians who have attempted to address the issue. Holger H. Herwig, in his quest to answer this question has concluded; .".. The greatest measure of responsibility, however, remains with Germany. Planners, both civilian and military, were all too eager to resolve their perceived diplomatic encir...
  • War Plan Trains With Strict Timetables
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    Causes of World War 1 The Causes of World War I The murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on the 28th of June caused the lead up to World War I. The Archduke heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated in his car during a drive in Sarajevo. The assassination was the work of a terrorist group known as the Black Hand. This caused Austria-Hungary to call on Germany as an ally and discuss how far Germany would support them. The result of this meeting was the 'Blank Cheque' whi...
  • Germany And The Soviet Union
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    Hitler- B - Germany Stalin - D - Soviet Union Mussolini- A- Italy Allies- E- US, Great Britain, France Axis Powers- C- Italy, Germany-Austria, Japan 2. What is anti-Semitism? Anti-Semitism is the discrimination against people of descent. This is most commonly towards Jews and sometimes Muslims, Middle Eastern Christians and other people from the Middle East. It was a Nazi policy in WWII. 3. What is appeasement and why did France and Great Britain use this policy? Appeasement is allowing for some...
  • Country Of Germany For The Great War
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    It's Germany's Fault?! World War I commenced from many significant events. Murder, militarism, alliances, nationalism, imperialism, predictions, and plans were all key factors in the start of WWI. All of the European countries involved in alliances each had a part to contribute to who-to-blame for beginning the war. War was unavoidable with the way each country was acting based on pre-judgments and precautions. Germany is the country that gets the most blame for starting the Great War for many r...
  • Germany A Cousin Of Britain
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    email: appeasement in Britain In the aftermath of World War 2, the British policy of appeasement, especially as to Germany, was considered one of weakness and inability, globally condemned by immediate post-war historians. Some historians, such as A.J.P. Taylor, go as far as making appeasement a direct cause of the war, arguing that Hitler was only a pragmatic politician reacting to his opponents mistakes, taking advantage of the situations Britain created for him. The war, he argued, was just a...
  • U.S. Sided Against Germany
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    When World War I broke out in Europe, Woodrow Wilson announced that the United States would stay out of European affairs and remain neutral. Wilson was aware that the United States had no interest in the matters that did not directly affect the interests of America citizens. He hoped that the United States would remain neutral and continue to trade with warring nations. The American view of neutrality meant we were entitled to safely and freely trade with either side at war as long as it was out...
  • War With Germany
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    And in the midst of the Japan crisis there is Germany. Germany had no idea that they were really losing WWI. They finally found out by reading it in the paper and this caused great psychological shock. Their leaders had lied to them. Germany thought they had lost in an unfair fight. Nazi's said that the Jews had stabbed them in the back. And they were humiliated by the Treaty of Versailles. In 1923 the currency was so inflated that it wiped out the savings of the middle class of Germany. They di...
  • Anti German Alliance In Germany
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    Pre WWI alliances The relations between the Great Powers in Europe changed a lot with the accession to the throne of Wilhelm the II in 1888, his dismissal of Chancellor Otto van Bismarck two year later and therefore the breakdown of the Bismarckian Alliance System. The unification of Germany, and the political greatness of Prussia and the empire, are ascribed to the statesmanship of Bismarck. Bismarck was the father of the German nation, he created it and he also masterminded a plan to keep Germ...
  • Alliance Between Britain With France
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    The Ending of British Isolation With the rest of Europe being controlled in a complex string of alliances and treaties during the later half of the 19th century, Britain remained uninvolved. Their policy of Splendid Isolation was to keep themselves out of the quarrels and disputes of continental Europe, and allow them to focus on their overseas empire. With the crowing of a new Kaiser in Germany, and the interest of other nations to hold overseas colonies, Britains colonial empire was under atta...
  • War On Germany
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    Germany Was Responsible For The Outbreak Of World War One" How Appropriate And Sufficient Is This As 4. Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War One How appropriate & how sufficient is this assertion Many historians have disputed over the origins of World War I, who started it, who is to blame for the outbreak of the war And there are no accurate answers to the questions. To support the statement Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War I to a full extent is impossible....
  • Chamberlain's Policy Of Appeasement
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    The term appeasement is used to describe the response of Western European governments to the expansionist activities of Germany and Italy under Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930's. Their attitude was to prevent war at all cost by giving the aggressive countries what they wanted provided there were not too unreasonable. Britain adopted the policy of appeasement, by just tying to appease Hitler, but in fact it made him to be more aggressive. There were two distinct faces of appeasement. From mid 19...
  • France And Russia Britain
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    Britain went to war in 1914 to defend the integrity of 'gallant little Belgium' Britain's decision to go to war in 1914 was not simply to defend the integrity of France's small neighbouring country. A variety of political, social and economical reasons contributed to the decision, almost all of which can be disputed by different historians. Britain's obligations to Belgium went back nearly a hundred years into history. After France invaded Belgium in 1815 Belgium became part of the Netherlands u...
  • 1935 Britain Left Germany
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    In 1933, Hitler came to power and became Chancellor. One of his main aims was the abolition of the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty was a constant remainder of their defeat in the First Word War and they felt humiliated, so, he wanted to reverse this. As regards Germany's territories, Hitler wanted to unite Austria with Germany and get back the territories taken away by the Treaty of Versailles. To show Germany's expansion we may talk about the Political Union with Austria an Germany's invasion ...
  • Political Boundaries Of Germany And France
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    1 The international crisis of the 1920's occurred following the announcement by the Allied reparations commission. The Allied reparation commission decided that Germany must pay a sum of 33 billion dollars to Britain and France. In 1921 Germany made its first payment of 2.5 billion dollars under the young German republic. But in 1922 stated that Germany could not pay the reparations anymore. Germany was influenced by problems of inflation and hostility causing political assassinations. This was ...
  • Tension Between France Germany And Britain
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    Why tension increased during 1900 and 1914. Tension in Europe started in 1870-1 when Germany declared war on France. This war was obviously a short one but that meant nothing to the Germans. This meant nothing to the Germans because they had control of France's two main industrial cities, which were Alsace and Lorraine. After this the event gave France a thirst for revenge against Germany but could not face another war. Tension increased between France and Germany again after the first Moroccan ...
  • Support Of Britain And France
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    e Origins of World War One Events leading up to the outbreak of War (a) Moroccan Crisis 1905-1906 The Germans wanted to test the recently signed Anglo French 'Entente Cordiale' with its understanding that France would recognise Britain position in Egypt in return for British approval of a possible French takeover of Morocco. Germany said that they would assist the Sultan to maintain independence. A conference was held in Algeciras in Spain. Britain believed that if Germany had their way it would...
  • Friction Between Britain And Germany
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    Why did war break out In Europe in 1914 The war of 1914 broke out for many reasons, such as the alliances, the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand, the failure of Germany sticking to the agreement of Belgium being a neutral country, the rivalry between Britain and Germany in the navies race and the Germans Kaisers wish to dominate Europe. Many of these are long-term causes some are short-term. But each of them had a role in the first world war breaking out. The first cause that started off...
  • British German Relations Prior To The War
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    The origin and causes of World War I have been subjects of great interest to many 20th century historians. The history, policies, and controversies surrounding the major countries involved in WWI have evoked many discussions on whether or not the war could have been avoided, as well as various accounts of what actually took place. The focus of this essay will be to examine the entering of England into WWI, in particular her relations with Germany prior to the war, and the degree to which these r...
  • 1904 To 1914 Germany's Military
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    The First Total War World War I, was the first total war. It lasted from August 1914 to November 1918, that involved many of the countries of Europe as well the United States and other nations throughout the world. Why did the Germain decide to take such harsh measures? When Bismarck retired in 1890, however, his carefully crafted policy of isolating France began to unravel. The impetuous new German emperor, William II, abandoned Bismarck^aEURTMs cautious foreign policy. When William refused to ...

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