World War 1

World War 1 - World War 1 : Economic and political changes...

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World War 1 : Economic and political changes November 2 nd 2011 Internal changes to all of the participants. Variety of things happening with the war and how the war is a sort of break point and evolution of international regimes. From imperialism to war The imperialist war race between Germany and Britain, French and Britain war begins 1914, stalemate No growing strategic maneuvers that can solve the problem. The military strategies – it was about killing as much as we can , so the other side runs out of men. Britain’s economic specialization created potential vulnerabilities Britain has a special place : selling manufacture goods and importing agricultural goods , the others supply the primary goods. But it leaves them vulnerable to a bloque if the Germans decide to do so. Advantages of the States : The states are the big winners in the conflict. The States are not involved in the war in the beginning. Economically tied to the Europeans , but not tied in a tied conflict. Neutrality until 1917 U.S trade surplus increases 500% Mobilization of society in different super powers : mobilizing meant calling out all your
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course POLI 354 taught by Professor Brawley during the Fall '11 term at McGill.

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