The problem for Germany was that if the war broke out they would have to fight both Russia and France at the same time. On the other hand, Russia could put millions onto the fields and France had a plan of attack which was to change across the frontier and attack deep into Germany, forcing surrender.
Britain and France were working closely together with commanders which meant their military plans were designed to achieve quick victory.
World War one started on the 28th of July 1914 between two sides; triple alliance and the triple entente. Difference in policies were to blame, although the immediate cause of World War one was the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
The war started mainly because of four aspects: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism and Nationalism.
This is because big armies become potential threats to other countries, other countries started forcing alliances in order to secure land.
Imperialism was a cause because building an empire needs manpower such as an army and a navy to conquer and keep the land that they colonised.France wanted Alsace Lorraine back from Germany who was lost in 1871 Franco-Prussian war.The use of Nationalism gave nations false hope and aggressive to win the war.Britain was very worried about Germany to have an Empire and a strong navy, which Britain saw as a serious threat to its own Empire and Navy.The central powers alliance was a collection of small independent states of which Prussia was the most powerful.Even if they weren’t able to win a war due to their strength and understanding of plans and leaders. As you can see Nationalism had made a big dent in Countries understanding and strength of war.Also how different countries wanted land to help their plan succeed in winning the war.The Triple Entente included Britain, France and Russia which was formed in 1907.Each country was heavily armed and each one had reasons for distrusting each other’s countries in Europe.One of the most significant causes of World War one was Imperialism, which is where a system where powerful nation rules and exploits one or more colonies.There are two main crisis’s that occurred in Morocco in 19.