As Austria-Hungary went to war against Serbia; Serbia had alliances with France, Russia, Italy, and the Ottoman Empire to join the war on their side. Germany knowing that Russia was mobilizing its army, Kaiser Wilhelm II, sent a letter to Russia’s leader. Tsar Nicholas II ignored the letter and kept on mobilizing its army. Therefore, Germany put forth the Schlieffen plan, written in 1904 by Alfred von Schlieffen. This plan’s principle was getting German troops through Belgium and then the troops into France.... ... middle of paper ... ...was an immediate cause of the assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary let to how it was dealt with, July Crisis, in WW1.
Just after that, on the 26th of July, Russia promises help for Serbia and began to get ready for War. Then, finally Austria-Hungary declares War on Serbia on the 28th of July. Germany begins to get scared because Russians mobilization because they’re planed depended on Russia being slow by getting ready for war. Their plans were to attack France, by using Belgium. On the 1st of August, Germany declared War on Russia and two days later, on the 3rd of August, Germany declares War on France.
Afterwards Britain declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary because of their alliance with Belgium, France and Russia. Germany’s military reliance on the Schlieffen Plan working was a serious miscalculation. The Schlieffen Plan was a German war plan drawn up before 1914. Its essence was to avoid a two-front war for Germany, by first swiftly conquering France, the western front, through Belgium and then concentrating on the eastern front against Russia. ‘The invasion of Belgium was considered an essential element of the German war ... ... middle of paper ... ...to expand into the Balkans itself and was supported by Germany.
Unsatisfied, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. On July 29, Russia ordered a partial mobilization only against Austria-Hungary in support of Serbia, which escalated into a general mobilization. The Germans threatened war on July 31 if the Russians did not demobilize. Upon being asked by Germany what it would do in the event of a Russo-German War, France responded that it would act in its own interests and mobilized. On August 1, Germany declared war on Russia, and two days later, on France.
Germany decided to go ahead and help Austria-Hungary. She declared war on Russia (1 August) and on France (3 August). The German army prepared to attack France through Belgium just as General Stiffen had planned. The Germans wanted the British government to ignore the Treaty of London, to let the German army pass through Belgium and so keep
Still, Serbia agreed to most but not all of the demands.Austria reacted on July 28 by declaring war on Serbia. The Russians prepared to defend Serbia. On July 31 the Germans sent a warning to Russia to stop mobilizing its army for war. the Russians ignored the warning, and Germany declared war on Russia on August 1. France came to the aid of its Russian ally by declaring war on Germany.
He was assassinated by a Slav called Princip who wanted Serbia, an influential state in the area, to be independent. Austria-Hungary, which had thousands of Serbs in its empire who also wanted to be independent, saw this as a chance to crush Serbia and they declared war on Serbia on 28 July 1914. Russia was friendly with Serbia because it had a long history of rivalry with Austria-Hungary and both Russian’s and Serbs were Slavs so Russia felt that they had to help Serbia. Russia mobilised its troops but Germany, who had a treaty with Austria-Hungary, warned Russia not to help the Serbs. When it was reported that Russia had trespassed on German soil in 1 August 1914, Germany declared war on Russia.
Russia said they would defend Serbia which prompted Germany to order Russia not to help Serbia. Russia declined so Germany declared war on Russia and started to move its army towards France and Belgium. The French army was put on alert ready for a German invasion. France already disliked Germany and wanted revenge after, in 1871, France lost two of its regions (Alsace and Lorraine) to Germ... ... middle of paper ... ...wards or forwards until well into 1918 which caused even more casualties. During ww1, 20 million people had died.
Austria gave an ultimatum to Serbia thereafter, and on the 28th, declared war, and shelled Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The next day, the Russian army was prepared to help Serbia defend itself against the mighty Austrian army, and Germany warned Russia not to help the Serbs. On August 1st, Germany made a declaration of war on Russia, and began mobilising its army towards France (an ally of Russia in the Triply Entente) and Belgium. The French army was put on a war footing, ready to fight against any German invasion. On August 3rd, Germany declared war on France, and invad... ... middle of paper ... ...th Russia) by the railway system they had spent months developing, and hold any Russian opposition.
Russia and Austria feared pressure on their unstable empires. In 1887 William II refused to renew the Reinsurance treaty with Russia, but continued the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. In 1894 Russia made an alliance with France, and Great Britain settled it's differences with France in the Entente Cordiale in 1904 forming the Triple Entente. The assassination, with Serbian Knowledge, of the liberal Austrian archduke Francis Ferdinan in Sarajevo in June 1914 was the spark that set off the war. Germany assured Austria full support, which resulted in an Austrian ultimatum that Serbia could not accept.