Lecture4

Lecture4 - First Paper due Feb. 5 at the beginning of...

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First Paper due Feb. 5 at the beginning of section 3 pages Choose one question: 1. Analyze the document by John Maynard Keynes  entitled “The Economic Consequences of the  Peace” or 2.  Pick one  scene in  All Quiet on the Western Front   that deals with the trauma of modern warfare  and analyze its significance.
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Lecture Four: World War I I.Engineering War Made possible when Left in key countries strikes  bargain for domestic political concessions German military leads war effort unconstrained by  civilian government The Schlieffen Plan Win in the West, then East Violate Belgian neutrality
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The Schlieffen Plan
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II. War on Two Fronts A. Trench warfare in the West 1. Battle of the Marne (September 1914) Germans stopped at river 2. Battle of Verdun (February-July 1916) German attack: no gains, nearly 1 mln casualties 3. Battle of the Somme (July-November 1916) British attack: gain 12 kilometers, over 1 mln killed
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II. War on Two Fronts A. Trench warfare in the West A. Mobile warfare in the East Decisive victories by 1916 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk 1918 resources reparations
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III. German Response to Failure A. Change in Command Reward commanders on Eastern Front Military dictatorship 1916-1918 Paul von Hindenburg, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Erich Von Ludendorff Must respond to two facts:
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1) Hungry German workers waiting in line for food
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2) German forces outnumbered
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III. German Response to Failure A. Change in Command/Military dictatorship A. Use Resources of State 1. Mobilize the Civilian Economy Labor and industry 2. Propaganda Film: Ufa (Universum Film AG) 1917
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III. German Response to Failure
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