The European countries became involved in the war because of the alliances they had formed - the various different promises to support each other in the event of conflict arguably made war inevitable.
How long did it take to draw up the Schlieffen Plan?
Who was Alfred von Schlieffen?
The German army chief-of-staff
The German chancellor
The German general
What was the underlying belief on which the Schlieffen Plan was based?
Germany would be faced by a war on two fronts
Germany's main enemy was France
Russia was weaker than France
Which of these aspects of the Schlieffen Plan was not a major contributory factor to the outbreak of war?
It was a plan of attack
It assumed France was weak
It swung down through Belgium
Who thought the fatherland was in danger?
When did the German army ask permission to go through Belgium?
30 July 1914
2 August 1914
4 August 1914
How long did Russia take to mobilise?
How did Bethmann-Hollweg describe Britain's 1839 treaty with Belgium?
A worthless promise
A danger to the fatherland
A scrap of paper
What do the letters BEF stand for?
British Expeditionary Force
British Emergency Force
British Empire Force
At which battle was the Schlieffen Plan eventually halted?