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Unformatted text preview: institutional change B. German organizational capacity is quite different. Brits are strong at strategic level, weak at operational and tactical level. Germans reverse. C. French army suffers from years of internal political conflict before war begins that hinders ability to learn, adapt. III. Economic impact of war A. Invasion of Belgium and northern France Longwy-Briey cripples French heavy industry as soon as August 1914. Only 6% of French territory, but 14% of industrial workers, 64% of iron production, 58% of steel, 40% of coal. France compensates, but slowly because of manpower problems, remaining heavy industrial centers were within artillery range of Germans. By 1915, French production of coal drops to 48% of 1914, up to 71% by 1917. Iron drops to 12% in 1915, 33% in 1917; steel drops to 23% in 1915, 47% in 1917. B. Allied embargo and the problem of information C. Economic response of Central Powers: central planning D. U-boat war 1...
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course GOV 40 taught by Professor Stevenrosen during the Spring '10 term at Harvard.
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