Week_11_Notes_and_Questions_TC Jennings

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TC Jennings Week 11 Notes World War Alliance of Central Powers in Retrospect  German-Austrian alliance: total of 3.5 million fighting force France, Russia, and Serbia: total of 5 million fighting force When view the decency in numbers, common sense should have dictated to the  Germans to utilize the advantages of its alliance with Austria, which were inner lines of  communication, and maintain a defensive posture on two fronts while fighting an offensive  campaign on one.  Germans elect to launch three simultaneous offensives, the Germans traversing through  Belgium into France and the Austrians attacking on the Galician and Drina-Save fronts.  Poor  communication would doom the Central Powers Reasons for poor performance of the Central Alliance during WWI:  -Poor inter-war communication -Lack of communication during the pre-war period. -The Germans did not trust the Austrians capabilities -The Germans looked down on the Austrian military -The Austrians were offended by German resentment -The Germans did not adequately assess their allies’ strengths and weaknesses  Due to the poor performance in the initial offensive movements of the war, the Austrian army 
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5012 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.

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