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World War 1 (Lect2) Background to war, July Crisis, Assasination of Franz Ferdinand, Schlieffen Plan

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Department
History
Course
HIS242H1
Professor
Jennifer Jenkins
Semester
Winter

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WW1 19141918 Diplomacy Warfare Violence and politicsEurope had been urbanized and industrialized since 1890 It had also been free of war from 18701914 excluding colonial wars wars on fringe of Europe1914 Europe is at the peak of its power Possessesworld popEmpires of Europe produce colonial rivalries and reckless foreign policiesSeeds for war seen before Morocco 1905 Boer War 1900 Balkan WarWar sparked by the July Crisis 5 weeks June 28 July 31Diplomatic crisis begins with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand heir to Habsburg empire and ends with Russian mobilization and declarations of warWar proved to be a war of annihilation By 1918 Europe is drastically different redraws Europe War provides the first taste of mass industrialized death MGs aerial war gas war Mass a
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