Pre-war Offensive Military Plans

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott


Militarism is considered to be one of the principal causes of the First World War. The Great Power rivalries of the early twentieth century took place against a background of expanding armies and navies, increasing armaments expenditure, offensive military planning and strident nationalistic propaganda.


National Service German Army Capitalist Economic System Tactical Power Military Expansion 
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© Matthew Hughes & William J. Philpott 2005

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  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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