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Did Germany plan for war pre-1914?

Yes- Fischer: `a planned and executed war No
of aggression'
Weltpolitik: Active German expansion of `Slide into war' thesis (e.g. Lloyd George):
empire, bid for world power. Would bring Other major powers also involved in pre-1914
Germany into direct conflict with Britain. E.g. tensions…

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Structuralist historians (Wehler), `escape Questions about whether the chaotic nature of
forwards' : suggests that Germany actively Wilhelm's government was actually capable of
looked for war as a diversion from internal clear-sighted long term planning. For example,
tensions, so Germany was planning for war to after Serbian reply to the…


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