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The failure to prevent World War I : the unexpected armageddon

Author: Hall Gardner
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014. ©2015.
Series: Military strategy and operational art.
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This book refines and expands points made in the author's earlier work on the failure to prevent World War I. It provides an alternative viewpoint to the thesis of Paul Kennedy, Fritz Fischer, among others, as to the war's long-term origins. By starting its analysis with the causes and consequences of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian war, the study systematically explores the key geo-strategic, political-economic and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gardner, Hall.
Failure to prevent World War I.
(DLC) 2014023410
(OCoLC)884665102
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hall Gardner
ISBN: 9781472430571 1472430573
OCLC Number: 898028618
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The insecurity-security dialectic and the unexpected armageddon --
Origins of the Franco-Prussian War --
Global consequences of the Franco-Prussian War --
French calls for revanche and Bismarck's nightmare of coalitions --
Britain's intervention in Egypt and the threat of a continental alliance --
Bismarck's strategy and Anglo-German Alliance talks --
The failure of the Caprivi's "new course" --
1894: the year of German alienation from England --
Fissures within the continental alliance --
The failure of Anglo-German alliance talks --
Britain's quest for new allies (1902-07) --
The Anglo-German détente and Eurasian conflicts --
The question of Alsace-Lorraine --
Stumbling into Armageddon --
Conclusions: the failure to prevent World War I.
Series Title: Military strategy and operational art.
Responsibility: Hall Gardner.
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World War I represents one of the most studied, yet least understood, systemic conflicts in modern history. At the time, it was a major power war that was largely unexpected. This book refines and  Read more...

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