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Lecture Notes 1) June 28: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo 2) July 5: German Kaiser issues the “Blank Check” 3) July 23: Austria issues the 10 Demands on Serbia 4) July 25: Serbia responds 5) July 28: Austria declares war on Serbia 6) July 29: Russia declares war on Austria 7) August 1: Germany declares full mobilization 8) August 1: France mobilizes 9) August 1: Germany invades Belgium 10) August 5: Britain declares war on Germany III. Answers #1-2: The “War Guilt” Debate IV. Answer #3: Domestic and International Constraints on Choice *A. Immediate Causes: Four Decisions -1 Austria’s response to Serbia -2 Germany’s “Blank Check” -3 Russia’s full mobilization
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-4 Germany’s two-front war *B. Constraints on Choice IV. Answers #3: Constraints on Choice *A. Immediate Causes: Four Decisions *B. Constraints on Choice (Sidney Fay) -1. Nationalism -2. Militarization of policy -3. Militarization of policy *Triple Alliance (Germany-Austria-Italy) *Triple Entente (France-Russia-England) Origins of World War II Overview *I. Background: Europe after World War I *II. Answer #1: Deterrence Failure
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