By David G. Williamson
This re-creation has been reformatted and entirely revised to check diplomacy among 1878 and 1941. The content material makes a speciality of the subsequent areas:
- growing to be overseas tensions among the good Powers 1878-1914
- the 1st global War
- Peace settlements and the effect of the good melancholy within the inter-war period
- The countdown to and motives of the second one international War
Throughout the publication, key dates, phrases and matters are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are integrated to consolidate wisdom and figuring out of the interval, and exam-style questions and counsel written by way of examiners give you the chance to improve examination abilities.
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This pressure group was founded in Germany in 1912 to press for an increase in the size of the army. Key terms going to occupy the whole country. The German government immediately insisted on territorial compensation from territory in the French Congo, and sent on 1 July the Panther, a gunboat, to the south Moroccan port of Agadir. ’ Initially, the French government was ready to negotiate with the Germans as the Russians, still resenting the lack of French help during the Bosnian crisis (see page 48), made it clear that they could offer the French no military assistance at all.
In the event of war between Japan and another country, Britain would remain neutral unless a third power came to Russia’s assistance. Similarly, if Britain were involved in a conﬂict in the Far East, Japan would only intervene if a third power declared war against Britain. The Russo-Japanese War 1904–5 When it became clear by 1904 that Russia would not withdraw troops from Manchuria and cede to Japan a dominant position in Korea, the Anglo-Japanese Treaty enabled Japan to launch a surprise attack on Port Arthur.
However, in a major war involving Germany, it would almost certainly be numbered among Germany’s enemies. France would ﬁght to prevent a German-dominated Europe. Nevertheless as long as Germany 28 | War and Peace: International Relations 1878–1941 remained a ‘satiated’ power and did not threaten any other European state, France had little option but to accept the verdict of 1871. The Balkans It was the Balkans that were the real threat to peace. The accelerating decline in Turkish power left a vacuum, which neither Russia nor Austria could allow the other to ﬁll.