Western Civilization 1648 to the Present_Cruz_Date_050610

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World War I In 1961, Fritz Fischer, a professor at the University of Hamburg, rocked the history profession with his book Germany’s Aims in the First World War , in which he argued that Germany had deliberately instigated the First World War in an attempt to become a world power Bismarck’s System of Alliances to Maintain Balance Goals: o Maintain France isolated and avoid a possible conflict Keep Britain appeased (Splendid Isolation). Stop German participation in world expansionism Avoid the possibility of a Russian-Austrian conflict o Means Signing in 1882 of the Triple Alliance Agreement Germany Austria Italy Article Four In case a Great Power non-signatory to the present Treaty should threaten the security of the states of one of the High Contracting Parties, and the threatened Party should find itself forced on that account to make war against it, the two others bind themselves to observe towards their Ally a benevolent neutrality. Each of them reserves to itself, in this case, the right
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Semmel during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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