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Was Germany to Be Blamed for World War 1 (WWI) ?

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WWI. also known as the Great War, was a war of conflicts centered in Europe between 1914 and 1918. The Great War ended with not only massive death and casualties, financial losses and collapsing of different powers, but also a question worth discussing about – Which Country was most to Blame for the First World War? In 1960, the German historian Fritz Fischer blamed Germany for starting WWI. He claimed that the traditional ruling classes in Germany would like to pursue a prestige policy on the world in order to distract people’s opinion from domestic tensions due to declining economy and business. A War Council in Dec 1912 determined that Germany should declared expansionist war. Germany was hoping and expecting a war after her supporting of Austria-Hungary in July 1914. Her decision to mobilization was a strong indication of war. By invading France through Belgium, Germany brought Britain into the war. For those who criticized on Fischer's work, it was commented that he distorted the picture of diplomatic situation in July 1914, policy making in other countries were equally impor...