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World War I
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Inevitability of war June 28, 1914 Archduke  Francis Ferdinand of  Austria assassinated July 5, 1914 Germany  issues A-H “blank check”  – pledging military assistance if  A-H goes to war against  Russia July 23, 1914 Austria issues  Serbia an ultimatum
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The inevitability of war July 28, 1914 A-H declares  war on Serbia July 29, 1914 Russia orders  full mobilization of its  troops August 1,1914 Germany  declares war on Russia August 2, 1914 Germany  demands Belgium declare  access to German troops
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“Belgium is a country, not a road” King Albert I of Belgium  denied permission August 2, 1914 Germany  declared war on France – Why???   – The Schlieffen Plan! August 4, 1914 Great  Britain declared war on  Germany for violating  Belgian neutrality
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1914 – 1915 Illusions and Stalemate Many Europeans were excited about war “Defend yourself against the aggressors” Domestic differences were put aside
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1914 – 1915 Illusions and Stalemate War would be over in a few weeks Ignored the length and brutality of the American Civil War (prototype to World War I)
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1914 – 1915 Illusions and Stalemate Belief that Modern industrial war could not be conducted for more than a few months “Home by Christmas”
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