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The Schlieffen Plan

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Online Assignment Number One The Schlieffen Plan CHY 4UW Miss Blom Magdalena Nowakowska Thursday February 15, 2007 Questions: 1. a) In Source A, what does Crown Prince Wilhelm mean by the following statement: "This view of life is un-German and does not suit us." (3) In Source A, by the statement "This view of life is un-German and does not suit us", Crown Prince Wilhelm speaks of the German lifestyle and how the German love their people. He referred to how at this time, the Germans are living in an economic and cultural accomplishment and advantage, however, this bragging has a backfire on the German people. If you are truly hopeful and believe in the success and future of your homeland, economic prosperity can manifest itself. However, this type of thinking can be unbeneficial as it may be blind to issues throughout the country and nationwide. b) What message is portrayed by Source E? ...read more.

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The purpose of the document depicted in source D is to give the Belgian answer of allowing or not allowing Germany's passage, when the purpose of source C would be to alarm and frighten Belgium into allowing Germany to pass through their country. Content of document in source C would include topics meant to 'push' Belgium into allowing Germany to pass through their country, as it depicts Germany as a very strong and powerful country. The content of document in Source D is that it's trying to make the country of Belgium seem strong and courageous. Source D is always stating the England would help Belgium, and come to defend them. 3. With reference to their origins and purpose, assess the value and limitations of Sources B and D to historians studying the outbreak of WWI. (8) With reference to the origins and purpose of Sources B and D, the value and limitations of each source have a good use for historians studying the outbreak of WWI. ...read more.

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During this time period, the government was using propaganda, and leaders were disagreeing on many subjects. They seemed to have been 'bulling' each other. For example, Germany was trying to persuade Belgium to allow them to pass through their country to attack France, and Belgium insisted that Britain would come to defend them. All of these issues caused pressure on the countries of Europe. Nevertheless, the Europeans were certain they couldn't be harmed, and were they ever wrong. If Austria-Hungary would have listened to Germany's suggestion to get friendlier relations with Russia, they may have become allies and maybe negotiated more, helping to prevent the war. Serbia could have accepted the Ultimatum, and killed the murderers of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Also, Great Britain could have decided and stated which side of the battle they were on. If this would have happened, the Austrians and Germans could have possibly been frightened off and delayed the war. Therefore, if the countries would have possible communicated more, the outbreak of World War One may have been inevitable. ...read more.

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