What actually happened: The Schlieffen Plan was a big gamble by the Germans, and it could have well resulted in defeat for France and Russia, however the plan backfired on the Germans. The first problem that the Germans encountered was that the Belgian Army had put up a resistance, which they had not expected which in turn slowed their advances. The next big problem the Germans had not anticipated was that Britain declared war on Germany because of the pledge to protect Belgium, which they had called a ‘scrap of paper.’ Their gamble had not paid off and soon, when the Russian Army was quicker to respond the Germans had to switch troops to the eastern front however the Russians had still invaded Germany 10 days later. Explain why a Stalemate
In 1912 Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States. Wilson, in his first term, had successfully kept Americans troops out of World War I. This was difficult at the time because almost all powerful countries were starting to pick sides. However eventually American involvement became necessary later on in the war as the powerful countries of Europe faced off in 1914 in what was to be four years of horrific war. During these first four years, America managed to mind its own business and really avoid much if any conflict at all, however, in the latter part of it America played a key role in really demolishing all hope that Germany had left by defeating them.
In the summer of 1914 war swept across Europe which turned into a prolonged global struggle. In World War I there were the Allies, which were composed of Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, and the US. The Allies were against the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. The Europeans quickly rushed into war but United States at first did not want any part in the war. At the time the President of US was Woodrow Wilson who wanted to stay Neutral.
The Americans were perhaps lacking in battle experience, but were fresh and described as belligerent – in other words they were spoiling for a fight. And in the opinion of many, this turned the momentum in favor of the Allies. From the point of view of Germany, America’s entrance into the war with 3,000,000 well equipped troops was a huge psychological blow as well. The battle took place over several days in July, 1918, with terrific losses for both sides with America alone suffering 12,000 casualties
Howe wanted negotiation more than outright victory because he was not only commander in chief but (together with his brother, Adm. Lord Richard Howe) peace commissioner in America. This schizoid role handicapped him both as military leader and as diplomat; yet events of summer and fall 1776 suggested that he would succeed. After the British evacuated Boston, defeats and disaster filled the rest of 1776. The army Congress had sent to invade Canada in June 1775 collapsed in the summer of 1776. After capturing Montréal, the Continentals failed to take Québec, and were forced to raise their siege when British reinforcements arrived by ship in May.
The French won a major battle at Fort Oswego in 1756. They also won another battle two years later at Fort Carrillon. Than another two years later, the French lost at Quebec, Montreal. They were greatly outnumbered and, with that, they had to surrender to the British. The events during the war aren’t the only things that were important, for the setting and other facts were important as well.
The failure of foreign policy in the years 1514-1525 can be attributed to many things. The combination of Henry's isolation from European affairs and the fact that his attempts to raise tax were ultimately unpopular failures, meant that he had no way to impose himself upon Europe. Even when he did manage to scrape together the finances needed for a strong foreign policy his reliance on his allies led to disaster. As soon as Henry took the throne in 1509, it was obvious that he was a king that wanted to fight a war. However, wars generally led to very expensive costs to the country.
Another factor to the growth of opposition against the Tsar was due to the Rasputin becoming advisor to Alexandria as Nicholas the second went to war. During September 1915 and December there was frequent changes such as; 4 prime ministers ,5 interior ministers and 3 ministers of agriculture. This made it hard for people of Russia to keep up and it made no improvements to Russia’s society. In addition this made the Tsar hated among the people and the opposition grew against him. However, if Alexandra accepted reforms from the Duma instead of Rasputin a reduction of opposition would of
Both soldiers and civilians blame the defeats in the war and the growing crises on the home front on Tsar. Even the Tsars only army stated it wouldn’t support him if a revolution occurred. Explain the importance/significance of World War 1 to the downfall of the Tsar WWI was a very significant event on the rule of Tsar Nicholas 11. Although it initially bolstered his position, it then became a large factor that contributed to Nicholas’ downfall. The Country was ecstatic when the Tsar made the announcement that Russia was going to fight against Germany in WWI.
War on the Western Front The reasons for the stalemate on the Western Front: * Soldiers going to war in August 1914 thought that it would be over by Christmas after the initial German advances, the war developed into a stalemate governments through imposition of total war, would demand that they make significant sacrifices to support the troops on the battlefront. * Five German armies advanced quickly, in keeping with the Schliffen Plan, aiming to capture France in six weeks. * Von Molte deviated from the plan by ordering additional troops to Russia and Alsace-Lorraine weakened the impact of the German armies in France and created communication difficulties * French implemented plan 17 and advanced into Alsace-Lorraine * General Von