INTA 2100 Notes 7-8 - Form anti-German coalition —The...

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Industrial Potential for Allied and Central Powers in 1913 US/UK/FR 472.6 Ger/A-H 178.4 ------------------------------------------- Forces mobilized Allies 40.7 million Central Powers 25.1 million Constraints of Versailles The German army was envisioned as a lightly armed border guard and security force. No standing Air Force was allowed. The General Staff was abolished “The manufacture and importation into Germany of armored cars, tanks, and all other similar construction of war” was forbidden. The number of German officers was limited to 4,000 (quotas of NCO's were not addressed). France in 1919 France had three strategic choices at the conclusion of the war.
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Unformatted text preview: Form anti-German coalition —The collective security was not guaranteed by the U.S. or the British and Russia was not part of the international community. Partition of Germany —A safety buffer zone between France and Germany was flatly refused by the allies. Concilliate Germany —This was Incompatible with the treaty and too early to gain French public support. There was no way to reconstruct the old balance of power system because France was weakened, the Austro-Hungarian empire was dissolved, Russia was not a player, and the Anglo-Saxon powers did not guarantee Versailles....
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2010 for the course INTA 2100 taught by Professor Salamone during the Summer '06 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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