WWI WWII causes - In what way did the causes of WWII differ from the causes of WWI WWII Only with the new air arm were there any incentives to

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In what way did the causes of WWII differ from the causes of WWI? WWII “Only with the new air arm were there any incentives to strike first, and these forces were too weak to carry out the grandiose plans that had been both dreamed and feared. The armies, still the main instrument, rushed to defensive positions. The allies were caught in a dilemma they never fully recognized, let alone solved. On the one hand they had very high war aims; although unconditional surrender had not yet been adopted, the British had decided from the start that the removal of Hitler was a necessary condition for peace. The security dilemma was much less powerful after WWI than it had been before. In the later period, the expected power of the defense allowed status-quo states to pursue compatible security policies and avoid arms races. Furthermore, high tension and fear of war did not set off short run dynamics by which each state trying to increase its security, inadvertently acted to make war more likely. The expected high costs of war, however, led the Allies to believe that no sane German leader would run the risks entailed in an attempt to dominate the Continent, and discouraged them from risking the war themselves. The assasination of Franz Ferdinand was the spark which fueled the beginnings of World War I, however the war's
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course POLITICAL 10032 taught by Professor Inguidcreppel during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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