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Explain how the Schlieffen plan was meant to work?

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Q1) Explain how the Schlieffen plan was meant to work? The Schlieffen plan was created by Alfred von Schlieffen the German General. The Germans had to create a brilliant plan to defend the western front from France and the eastern front from Russia. In this essay I am going to explain the plan and what was meant to happen. The main objective of the Schlieffen plan was to defeat France as quickly as possible because the Germans thought that once the French was defeated Britain and Russia would be unwilling to carry on fighting. ...read more.

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The first part of the plan was to go along the coast of neutral Belgium then cut in and invade France from behind. They planned to do this because France wouldn't have expected Germany to attack from behind. Schlieffen wanted 90% of the army to invade France and the other 10% to defend the eastern front from the expected Russian attack because they didn't want the Russians to invade Germany because Russia has got a powerful army and they don't want a war on both sides and if there was a ...read more.

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He wanted to defeat the Russians because he thought that if he defeats Russia and France and the British would be unwilling to fight the Germans In conclusion, the Schlieffen plan was meant to work in two ways. The first way of the plan was to defeat France as quickly as possible so they concentrate on defeating Russia aswell. The second way was to send all the troops from France to the eastern front to support the troops that have been there for 6 weeks to help to defeat Russia. ?? ?? ?? ?? James Aparicio 10D ...read more.

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