To what extent was Germany responsible for the outbreak of WW1? Recap

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German Foreign Policy 1900-1914

- They wanted to colonise - Moroccan Crisis 

- Expansion of the Army - Arms Race

The controversy surrounding Germany's 'war guilt'

Fischer Thesis

- Blamed Germany for the outbreak of war


- Schlieffen Plan - suggested Germany were planning for war

- War Council 1912 - suggested Germany were planning for war

- September Programme 1914 - not secure evidence, war broke out in August 1914


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