9:20:10 Notes

9:20:10 Notes - Intro to International Security Notes 20...

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Intro to International Security Notes 20 September 2010 European Balance of Power Entente: 52% of wealth Central Powers: 48% of wealth wealth = industrial capacity Britain was not a continental power (it really had no major army) it could not act as a counterweight to Germany’s industrial capacity Germany was very powerful in comparison to the other European powers other states were improving military to balance Germany’s power (leads to arms race) Two Major General Interpretations for the Causes of WWI the war was a mistake; nobody wanted a major-power war Austria-Hungary wanted a war against Serbia, but not France, Russia, or Britain two sense of “mistake” (unintentional vs. intentional but based on faculty premises) Germany wanted the war and gave the other powers no choice but to ±ght Why not Russia? Russian relative power was growing railroad modernization project in Russia would enable them to more their
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