Causes of WWI 1900-14

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What was Bethmann-Hollweg's 'diagonal policy'?
Seeking neither to prevent a war by use of diplomacy, nor provoke one as openly as the army wished
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It was in Russia's interest to postpone a collision until when?
1917 - when her rearmament was complete
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For what two reasons is the system of alliances not a sufficient explanation for the outbreak of war?
the primary purpose of the alliances was defensive and the way in which war actually broke out bore little relation to treaty obligations
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Give two examples of domestic issues experienced by the French?
The Dreyfus Affair and the Boulanger Crisis
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Give two examples of domestic issues experienced by the British?
The Suffragette movement and the issue of Home Rule in Ireland
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What framed the Kaiser's attitude towards foreign policy?
His own anti-Russian prejudices and pro-British stance
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Define 'social imperialism'
A phrase suggesting that a government played on imperialism to preserve the domestic social peace
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What were the objectives of Weltpolitik? (3)
The expansion of the navy, the creation of a large colonial empire in central Africa, the economic domination of central Europe to Germany's interests
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When was a Anglo-French Agreement concluded?
1904
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What was the basis of the Anglo-French Agreement?
an understanding to settle colonial differences and to encourage future diplomatic cooperation between the two countries
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When did Germany grant Austria the 'blank cheque'?
6th July
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When did Austria send an ultimatum to Serbia?
23rd July
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What opportunity did the assassination of Franz Ferdinand provide for Austria?
The opportunity to take military action against Serbia
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When did Sir Edward Grey propose a conference to mediate the crisis?
26th July
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When did Austria declare war on Serbia?
28th July
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When did Russia order a general mobilisation? And what was significance about this?
30th July, from this point, arguably, was was inevitable
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After the 31st of July, German actions during the July Crisis were dictated by what?
The Schlieffen Plan
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What did Bethmann-Hollweg say of Austria's refusal to cooperate with Edward Grey during the July crisis?
"By refusing every mediatory we should make ourselves responsible before the whole world for the conflagration and should appear as the real authors of war"
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Where can Russia's aggression be seen during the July crisis?
Russia promised its support to Serbia and ordered general mobilisation on 30th July
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Where can Austria's aggression be seen during the July crisis?
Austria was the first country to declare war and the ultimatum sent to Serbia
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Where can Germany's aggression be seen during the July crisis?
The 'blank cheque', the ultimatum sent to Russia, invading Luxembourg and violating the neutrality of Belgium as necessitated by the Schleiffen Plan
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