The Schlieffen Plan

In what year did Germany think that war with Russia was likely?
1914
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Who came up with the original Schlieffen plan?
Alfred von Schlieffen.
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Which country did he think was the prioty to beat?
France.
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What percentage of the German was used to create a knock out blow?
90%
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Von Molkte replaced Schlieffen and made some alterations to the plan in what year?
1906.
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In what year was the original Schlieffen plan made?
1905.
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The army chief believed:
Prioroty was to take France quickly, forcing to surrender russia before they had a chance to mobilize troops.
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Where did Schlieffen propose to attack France through?
Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg - the Benelux countries.
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Where did Schlieffen say that the remaining percentage of the army should go?
To defend the eastern border of Germany to defend Russian attack.
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Why was the Schlieffen plan developed?
To prevent a war on two fronts.
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Who came up with the original Schlieffen plan?

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Alfred von Schlieffen.

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Which country did he think was the prioty to beat?

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What percentage of the German was used to create a knock out blow?

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Von Molkte replaced Schlieffen and made some alterations to the plan in what year?

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