Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The schlieffen plan


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

The schlieffen plan

  1. 1.  The Schlieffen Plan was Germany’s main strategy for World War I. The intention of the Schlieffen Plan was that Germany would avoid fighting a war on two fronts.
  2. 2.  Germany thought they could potentially have to fight both Russia and France at the sameWest East time.  They did not want to fight on an eastern front and a western front.
  3. 3. 1. A large part of the German army would race into France. The remaining army would go to Russia.2. Defeat France.3. Rush east and defeat Russia.4. VICTORY!
  4. 4. Hey Belgium, can France had my military already heavily take a stroll mobilized along through your their border with country? Germany. No Germany way! demanded that their troops pass through the neutral country of Belgium Belgium said no, Germany did it anyway.
  5. 5. BadGermany!
  6. 6.  Britain had close ties with Belgium. When Germany invaded Belgium Britain declared war on Germany.
  7. 7. Allies Central Powers Great Britain  Germany Russia  Austria – Hungary France  Italy (but they Japan (a few weeks switched) later)  Bulgaria Italy (nine months  Ottoman Empire (later later, claimed joining to try and regain lost the Triple Alliance was territories). a defensive strategy) United States (wait for it)