War of illusions : German policies from 1911 to 1914 / by Fritz Fischer ; with a foreword by Sir Alan Bullock ; translated from the German by Marian Jackson.
By: Fischer, Fritz.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Norton, 1975Description: xiii, 578 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0393054802; 9780393054804.Uniform titles: Krieg der Illusionen. English Subject(s): Germany -- Politics and government -- 1888-1918 | Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1888-1918 | World War, 1914-1918 -- CausesDDC classification: 327.43 Other classification: 15.70
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Translation of Krieg der Illusionen.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -565) and index.
Part I. The foundations of Wilhelmine Germany : 1. From agrarian state to industrial state: the need to export -- 2. The supremacy of the junkers and industry: conservative order and socialist threat -- 3. From claiming to be a great power to claiming to be a world power -- 4. From Bismarck to Bethmann: keeping Britain neutral. -- Part II. German policy, 1911-1914 : 5. Morocco crisis 1911: the breakthrough of the national opposition -- 6. The elections of January 1912: the domestic defeat -- 7. German armaments and the neutralisation of Britain -- 8. Tripoli War and Balkan War: a threat to German policy in the Near East and to Germany's position as a great power? -- 9. War postponed -- 10. War not for Austria's interests in the Balkans but for Germany's position as a world power in Mitteleuropa -- 11. German imperialism 1912-1913: overseas policy and the Berlin-Baghdad axis -- 12. Governmental imperialism and the aims of the 1912/13 government: world policy without war? -- 13. The Kartell of the productive classes: the formation of a domestic political opposition to the government -- 14. Growing difficulties for German expansion: competition from France, Britain and the USA -- 15. The Liman Sanders crisis: German-Russian confrontation in Constantinople and on the Straits -- 16. The crisis in German trade policy: The discussion in the spring of 1914 -- 17. Germany and the 'Slav threat': presenting the 'Aggressor' -- 18. The military arrangements with the Allies 1913/14: Germany's preparations for a 'preventative war' -- 19. The political situation in the Triple Alliance: acquiring allies for the 'preventative war' -- 20. The entente's military arrangements: completing the encirclement? -- 21. State and economy as partners: the vision of a greater Germany in Mitteleuropa and the first war aims programmes. -- Part 3. August-November 1914: The failure of the Blitzkrieg : 22. Germany and the start of the war: 'Now or never' -- 23. Europe rearranged under German leadership: the German war aim -- 24. The Blitzkrieg fails: the illusions remain.