Russia Reasons for WWI

Russia Reasons for WWI - Russia Russia's responsibility lay...

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Russia Russia's responsibility lay also in the secret preparatory military measures which she was making at the same time that she was carrying on diplomatic negotiations. These alarmed Germany and Austria. But it was primarily Russia's general mobilization, made when Germany was frying to bring Austria to a settlement, which precipitated the final catastrophe, causing Germany to mobilize and declare war. Russia drew France and therefore Britain into war- so they are at fault for bringing them into war Russia was partly responsible for the Austro-Serbian conflict because of the frequent encouragement which she had given at Belgrade that Serbian national unity would be ultimately achieved with Russian assistance at Austrian expense. Russia was growing stronger every year; but they doubted whether the Tsar's armaments had yet reached the point at which Russia would dare to intervene. They would therefore run less risk of Russian intervention and a
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2008 for the course EUH 2001 taught by Professor Giles during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.

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