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    Have you ever heard of the “Great War”, otherwise known as World War 1? It was the first time in history that all of the countries were at war with each other, and that was and still is today a big deal. Now a question that may currently be running through your head right now could be something along the lines of “What on Earth caused all of the nations to go to war with one another?” Well the answer to that question is not the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand, because all though this was

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    A New Start For Germany

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    was based on the earlier system of the balance of power. The Congress of Vienna lowered the number of different nationalities in Germany to mostly Germans and Italians. In 1825, industrialization was beginning to set foot in some of the German states. From 1825 onward industrialization spread throughout the states of Germany; however, many of the German states remained very poor. After twenty-five years of slow industrialization, Germany experienced a prolonged “boom” from 1850 to 1873. During this

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    Causes of World War I

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    After the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, Germany formed alliances to avoid further attacks. These various alliances created rivalries and tension among European forces. When the German Empire had united under Otto Von Bismarck, Germany’s prosperity and influence vastly began to increase. Germany’s military and naval advances had been seen as a threat by many countries, especially Britain. Additionally, a series of Balkan Wars that were attempts for Serbian independence caused a split between Austria-Hungary

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    Post World War I Germany

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    burdened with many economic, social, and political woes. The nation had lost much of its land, including crucial mining regions, and its military was drastically reduced, marked by the demilitarization of the Rhineland. In addition to the crumbling of German pride after the War, the country was plagued by hyperinflation and unemployment. The people of the nation were beginning to lose faith not only in their government, but also in democracy itself. Relevant History Prior to World War I Under Otto

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    The first global world war that led to the death of millions of people and the use of excessive chemical weapons, tanks, and machine guns that the world has ever witnessed is accused by Germany’s violent actions and their extreme ideologies, but some others argue Germany was not the sole cause of the war. In an attempt to dominate the world, Germany enforced their extreme ideologies to the rest of Europe. Many scholars believe that Germany fueled World War 1 because Germany believed that they should

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    Germany and Outbreak of WWI

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    undoubtedly the case with post WWI Germany, burdened with defeat and forced to sign the treaty of Versailles, thus taking responsibility for the war. Although blamed for the war, it is still a highly controversial question between historians if the Germans were truly responsible for WWI. However when studying the actions of Germany as a nation and its leaders in the years leading up to the war, one can see it is quite accurate to say Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War One. Germany

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    Paul Von Hindenburg was a renowned military and political leader for Germany; he is most notable for being a distinguished Field Marshal for the Imperial German Army during WWI, and being the second president of the Weimar republic. His military hero status was essential for his ability to garner support from the German public. His monarchistic views were highly influential in shaping the government while he was reigning as president, and as a result of his seat of presidency, he was a major determining

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    Operation ANVIL

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    threat of an Allied invasion of Southern France would require reinforcement and fortification of Army Group G units, which, together, constituted the German Center of Gravity in the Southern France Theater of Operations. Army Group G’s leadership attempted to accomplish this task in a number of ways: The factor of Force bore heavily on the German defensive capabilities. The demands of Operation OVERLORD created significant shortfalls in terms of unit strength, force structure, combat power and

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    The Hidden Agenda of New Imperialism

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    ways of expanding in order to claim some of the so-called imperial glory. Germany and Austria-Hungary precedent aside now worked hands in hands towards opportunities to expand such as the Ottoman Empire which was in decline in Central Europe. To the “German” question one would argue that New Imperialism made each nation responsible for starting World War I and not Germany itself. Austria-Hungary, after the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878), annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina in hopes of pushing southward into Serbia

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    Analysis of Guy de Maupassant's Two Friends

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    called the Franco-German War) was a military conflict between France and Germany that occurred from 1870 to 1871. The idea of a unified German nation was very popular at the time. The other major nations of Europe feared that a unified Germany would be a threat on the global stage. Germany had recently been victorious under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck in 1864 against Denmark and 1866 against Austria. These victories helped “establish Prussia as the dominant power among the German states” (“Franco-Prussian

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