Analysis of the Part Played by the Land Fronts Other than the Western Front in the Allies' Victory in World War

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Analysis of the Part Played by the Land Fronts Other than the Western Front in the Allies' Victory in World War There were two main alliances in World War One. These were the Triple Alliance consisting of Italy, Austria Hungry and Germany and the Triple Entente, which consisted of Britain, France and Russia. This gave Germany a huge problem as three powerful enemies surrounded them. In order to try and avoid this Germany made some assumptions and put forward a plan, the Schlieffen plan. These assumptions were that Britain would stay neutral, Belgium would not attack, Russia would take 6 six weeks to get their army ready and France would be easily defeated. They were wrong in each of these cases. Germany planned to cut through Belgium and meet the rest of the army in Paris dispose of France easily and move on to attack Russia. Russia attack straight away meaning that Germany that to leave a great deal of men on the eastern front lowering the pressure on the western front, this shows how the eastern front was important from the outset, where it was most important to win ground. Belgium did resisted attack and this meant the two armies could not meet in Paris. This caused trench warfare and than a stalemate as it was difficult for any of the to attack and very easy for them to defend. This meant the other fronts were vital for the allies to win as they will then have more men for the western front. The eastern front generally weakened the Germany’s attack on the western front. Making it easier for the allies to gain ground on the western front although it was still very difficult to do so. Russia began to put pressure on the eastern front in the battle of Tannenberg in August 1914 and two weeks after at the battle of Masurian lakes. In 1917 Russia pulled out of the war because of political problems in their own country to make this official the singed to treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The German troops from the eastern front were exhausted

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