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Decisions for War, 1914-1917 - Richard F. Hamilton

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Published: 14th October 2010
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Decisions for War focuses on the choices made by small coteries in Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, Britain and elsewhere to address a common yet perplexing question: why did World War I happen? Several of the usual causes for the war are reviewed and discussed. Rather than accepting arguments of mass demands, nationalism, militarism, and social Darwinism, the book shows how in each country, the decision to enter the war was made by only a handful of individuals - monarchs, ministers, military people, party leaders, ambassadors, and others. In each case, we also see separate and distinct agendas, the considerations differing from one nation to the next. The leadership of Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, the Balkans, and the United States are explored, as well as that of the major European countries involved.

'... a vitally important book on this subject ...'. Open History

The Great War: a review of explanations
European wars: 1815รป1914
Austria-Hungary
Germany
Russia
France
Great Britain
Japan the Ottoman Empire
Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece
Italy
The United States
On the origins of the catastrophe
Recommended readings.
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ISBN: 9780521836791
ISBN-10: 0521836794
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 14th October 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.59