The Pangerman Plot Unmasked; Berlin's Formidable Peace-trap Of "the Drawn War,"

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byAndré Chéradame

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE CAUSES OF THE WAR. I. Why the Treaty of Bukarest suddenly raised a formidable obstacle to the Pangerman plan. II. How it was that the internal state of Austria-Hungary drove Germany to let loose the dogs of war. III. General view of the causes of the war. Although the Pangerman plan is unquestionably the chief ultimate cause of the war, yet when William II. started it in August, 1914, he did so for nearer and for secondary reasons which we must examine carefully if we wish to have a clear view of events. I. Up to 1911, when Tannenberg published the programme of annexations, all previous great events had favoured William II.'s aims; but from 1912 onward events suddenly raised very serious and quite unexpected obstacles to the execution of the Pangerman plan. In 1912, Italy conquered Libya at the cost of Turkey and against the will and pleasure of Berlin. Again in 1912 Greece, Montenegro, Serbia and Bulgaria became united against the Ottoman Empire; this also was contrary to the will and pleasure of Berlin. What was quite unexpected by the Kaiser's Staff was the victory of the Balkan peoples over the Turks. As Germany had upheld the latter she felt profoundly humiliated. Then, in order to hinder the foundation of an efficient Balkanic Confederation--that is, one constituted on the principle of a fair balance--Vienna, and above all, Berlin, used as their tool the Tsar Ferdinand's well-known ambition to establish Bulgarian supremacy in the peninsula. Accordingly instigated by the Germanic powers, the Bulgarians in June, 1913, attacked their allies, the Serbians and Greeks. But once more the Kaiser's calculations were upset. Roumania, escaping for the first time from German leading strings, intervened against Bulgaria, which was struggling with ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. THE CAUSES OF THE WAR. I. Why the Treaty of Bukarest suddenly raised a formidable obstacle to the Pangerman plan. I...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217126332

ISBN - 13:9780217126335

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