SCHLIEFFEN PLAN FLASHCARDS

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How long did it take to draw up the Schlieffen Plan?
nine years
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Who was Alfred Von Schlieffen?
the German army chief-of-staff
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What was the underlying belief on which the Schlieffen Plan was based?
that Germany would be faced by a war on two fronts
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Which aspect of the Schlieffen Plan was not a major contributory factor to the outbreak of war?
'It assumed France was weak' was not a major contributory factor to the outbreak of war
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Who thought the fatherland was in danger?
Moltke
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When did the German army ask for permission to go through Belgium?
2 August 1914
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How long did Russia take to mobilise?
ten days
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How did Bethmann-Hollweg describe Britain's 1839 treaty with Belgium?
as a scrap of paper
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What do the letters BEF stand for?
British Expeditionary Force
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At which battle was the Schlieffen Plan eventually halted?
Marne battle
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the German army chief-of-staff

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Who thought the fatherland was in danger?

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