The Kaiser of Germany during World War I, his young brash desire to be taken seriously helped him lead his country into a war that left his country bloodied and bruised for the next two decades.
Helmuth von Moltke
German general and chief of staff when World War I began, he is chiefly remembered for his hesitancy and unwillingness to fully commit to the flanking maneuver of the German army known as the “Schlieffen Plan.”
This individual was a French General who was made commander in chief shortly before war was declared. He proved to be a leader that was cool and collected – though not always militarily correct – as he shepherded his nation through the opening phases of World War I.
The king of Belgium, he proved a much more difficult thorn in the side of the Germans then anticipated, leading a desperate...
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