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Class notes 4 - Too Many Suspects the Causes of WWI 1 Some...

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Unformatted text preview: Too Many Suspects: the Causes of WWI 1.) Some Theory: Offense/ Defense/ The S.D./Geography&Technology a. When offense has advantage-best get there first, same pressure doesn’t exist where defense perceived to be dominant. b. Where offense dominant-“nice” states may be dragged into war even though they don’t want to for self defense. Here its harder to spot trouble makers. c. Intensity of S.D. effected by factors- Geography, Technology. i. Geography –pressure to seize crucial geographic areas –certain geographical features give large advantage/disadvantage to state. 1. Ex. WW1 the navy buildup became more intense b/c of location of choke point in water way btwn Britain and G 2.) Quick Review: July Crisis Fast Version a. 1914-franz Ferdinant assassinated b. Council of Ministers have discussion c. 5,6 July letters sent to Kaiser from Austria Hungary. Ambassador told Germany will support Austria against Serbia-this is a key descision point in Council of minister discion. They come up with ultimatum....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2008 for the course GOVT 1817 taught by Professor Katzenstein, p during the Fall '05 term at Cornell.

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Class notes 4 - Too Many Suspects the Causes of WWI 1 Some...

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