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German Empire

How and why did German Nationalism develop in the 19’th century? The development of a sudden national pride, began during, through and after the French revolution, things began to seem more grand and to a larger scale, people saw things in a different light. Nationalism suddenly emerged, relatively quickly, and with immense presence all across Europe, the rulers of the time did not like this, but what could they do? Germany is probably one of the most prevalent examples of how Nationalism...

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German Responsible for Ww1

military alliances: the Triple Entente (United Kingdom, France, and Russian Empire) and the Triple Alliance (German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Italy). World War One which broke out it 1914 was a total war, where all industries geared towards war. The July Crisis and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand resulted in a conflict which should have been local and confined but due to a series of factors, German foreign policy, fear of encirclement, nationalism, this one incident led to...

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German Aggression Was Responsible For The Outbreak Of A General European War In August 1914

German aggression was responsible for the outbreak of a general European War in August 1914. How far do you agree with this judgement? For many Historians, the responsibility for the outbreak of a general European War in August 1914 has been an area of great debate. Historians such as Gordon Corrigan in Source 1 support other historians such as Fischer who hold the view that it was primarily German aggression which caused the outbreak of war. Yet others, such as James Joll in Source 3 believe it...

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To What Extent Was German Aggression the Cause of the First World War?

statesman who proliferated its values as responsible for war. The country with colonial superiority had majority influence meaning the struggle to be part of the most prestigious empire was at the heart of the many countries around Europe. As Crowe stated, ‘The dream of a colonial empire had taken a deep hold on the German public opinion.’ This craving for international power led to strained relations and various clashes in the build up to WW1, for example, the First Moroccan Crisis. France (and Britain)...

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“the First World War Did Not Arise Primarily as a Result of Planned German Aggression” How Far Do You Agree with This Opinion?

as a result of planned German aggression” How far do you agree with this opinion? Explain your answer, using sources 1, 2 and 3 and your own knowledge of the issues related to this controversy. There has been some controversy as to what or who was to blame for the outbreak of the First World War. Some people have taken the opinion that the war arose as a result of “planned German aggression” such as sources two and three, whereas source one is of the opinion that the Germans went to war with “defensive”...

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German Aggression Question

‘German aggression was responsible for the outbreak of a general European war in August 1914.’ How far do you agree with this judgement? The above judgement outlines a clear debate among historians as to whether German aggression was the main reason the First World War began in August 1914, or whether it was due to various other factors. Gordon Corrigan claims that it was due to German aggression and therefore represents the closest argument to the one made in the question. Corrigan also references...

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Key Factors of German Unification 1871

The Key Factors of German Unification Germany became a unified country in 1871 under the leadership of Otto Von Bismarck. The separate states up until this time were independent, Prussia being the strongest and most influential, followed by Austria. There are several contributing factors to the unification of Germany, the most influential of which being the leadership of Otto Von Bismarck. The three wars that Prussia fought with Denmark, Austria and France also played significant roles in the...

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the hundred days offensive

War on the Western Front . This battle essentialy to pushed Germans out of French teritory .On the spring and summer of 1918 the Great German offensive had pushed the allies back up to forty miles and created a lot of salients in allied line . German intended to separate British and French but failed and it had drained the strength of Germany army . There are 3 stages of this battle . Stage 1 is Salients Clearing On 15-18th of July German attacked the allied in the Marne River but only made a very...

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Post-WWI Treaties

or injured on both sides. Total British and French casualties amounted to over 9 million Almost every family had lost a member in the fighting Ordinary civilians faced shortages of food and medicine. They had proof of the evil ambitions of the German regime. Germany treated Russia very harshly in the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk in 1918. The Allies felt that this was what Germany would have done to them if it had won. Aims of the leaders: Clemenceau (France) Suffered enormous damage to its land...

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France and 1871

France and 1871 • France declared war on Prussia on 10th of July in 1870 following “Ems Dispatch “after declaration of the status of the second French empire ➢ Otto von Bismarck manipulated the telegram by Wilhelm 1 that is sent to France and published to the public. ➢ In respect of France, the manipulated telegram sound as if the king mistreated them. ➢ 6 days later, France declared war of Prussia. • Then from August to September, French forces had lost continuously...

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