Militarism - First World War

Zoe Wilson
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Zoe Wilson
Created by Zoe Wilson over 4 years ago


Key concepts associated with militarism as a long-term cause of world war one. How it all links throughout the out-break till the end of war.

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Militarism - First World War
1 idea of detterence
1.1 larger a country's military - less likely to attack
2 Problem: they were growing
2.1 "You your army before you lose it"
2.2 fed by conscription in all European powers
2.2.1 Exception of Great Britain (1916)
2.2.2 men (of military age) required to serve 2-6 yrs terms of service increasing Three Year Law (France - 1913): min service 3 yrs
3 worried rival state army bigger
3.1 temptation to attack
4 The powers military forces 1914
4.1 immense
4.2 200 army divisions
4.2.1 plus reserves
5 Russia
5.1 largest army
5.2 conscrips reporting for duty - wishful thinking
5.3 poor infrastructure, massive distance between military depots, poor military organization
5.3.1 most realibly call in service 1/5 able bodied men of military age
5.4 imposing behemoth
6 Tsar
6.1 1.3 million - army
6.1.1 mobilize further 5 million
7 theoretical/ actual size
7.1 mobilization must be undertaken before potential enemy could mobilize
8 ominous ramifications (July 1914)
9 technology used
9.1 1914 - modern industrial methods used
9.1.1 great armament foundries of Krupp & Skoda
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