AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
THE UNITED STATES IN WORLD WAR I[SOURCES]
(A) ** avoid a two-front war with France and Russia
(B) gain an alliance with Britain and France
(C) knock Italy out of the war
(D) Keep the United States out of the war
Concept note-1: -The Schlieffen Plan, devised a decade before the start of World War I, was a failed strategy for Germany to win World War I. The Schlieffen Plan, devised a decade before the start of World War I, outlined a strategy for Germany to avoid fighting at its eastern and western fronts simultaneously.
Concept note-2: -Germany’s war plan, the Schlieffen Plan, called for it to quickly defeat France and then shift east to fight Russia. Its armies were to sweep down through Belgium and northern France toward Paris, like a giant swinging door.
Concept note-3: -He proposed in 1905 that Germany’s advantage over France and Russia-its likely opponents in a continental war-was that the two were separated. Germany, therefore, could eliminate one while the other was kept in check.
Concept note-4: -The French-Russian alliance had raised the prospect that Germany might face a war on two fronts. In response, Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, chief of the German General Staff, to develop a plan to successfully fight both France and Russia.
Concept note-5: -It was an ambitious plan designed to avoid Germany having to fight a two-front war against France and Russia. The plan was to invade France and capture Paris before the Russians could mobilize.