Germany's aims in the First World War / by Fritz Fischer ; with introd. by Hajo Holborn and James Joll.Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: German Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1967Description: xxviii, 652 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cmUniform titles: Griff nach der Weltmacht. English Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes | World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany | Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1888-1918Additional physical formats: Online version:: Germany's aims in the First World War.DDC classification: 940.3/11 LOC classification: D515 | .F2713 1967b
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Translation of: Griff nach der Weltmacht.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 639-644) and index.
German imperialism: from great power policy to world power policy -- Germany and the outbreak of war: the miscalculation on British neutrality -- 1: 1914-1916 -- In expectation of a Blitz victory: from Bethmann Hollweg in class -- The promotion of revolution: means and ends -- Popular pressures: publicists, societies, parties and princes -- The war aims policy of the Reich's leaders, 1915: from depression to the claim for hegemony -- The war aims policy of the Reich's leaders, 1916: feelers for a separate peace in west and east -- The objectives of war aims policy, I: Vassal states, a Germanic north-east and economic integration -- Germany and the United States: submarine warfare and the Belgian question -- War aims programmes: Germany and her allies, November, 1916 to March, 1917 -- 2: 1917 -- A Hindenburg peace or a Scheidemann peace? War aims and internal policy -- Maintenance of Germany's war aims programme: Parrying Austria's desire for peace -- Germany and the new Russia: the promotion of revolution and attempts to make a separate peace -- War aims in the July crisis of 1917: change and continuity -- Michaelis and Kuhlmann: renunciation in the west? -- The re-shaping of war aims policy: maintenance of eastern aims -- The objectives of war aims policy, II: between annexation and self-determination -- 3: 1918 -- The peace of Brest-Litovsk: the first realization of German war aims -- The elaboration of Mitteleuropa: the peace treaties with Finland and Rumania-Poland and Mitteleuropia -- The elaboration of the Ostraum: the Ukraine, the Crimea, the Don Transcaucasia -- Germany between whites and reds: policy towards rump Russia -- The vision of world power: objectives of war aims police, III -- The expectation of final victory: climax of power and reverse, and the continuity of war aims.
Translation of Griff nach der Weltmacht.