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Kaiser Wilhelm I detested King Edward of England. Look back a few years before WWI began to learn why the Kaiser abhorred the English King. What incidents ruffled the Kaiser's feathers? How did the Kaiser’s personal hatred for the King transfer to his feelings for England in general and fuel and intensify ill feelings in the lead-up to World War I?

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General Joseph Joffre was named French War Minister. What type of military strategy did he support? How did his personality combine with his steadfastness as a commander to cling to his values and ideals? How did Joffre's strategy and tactics effect victory or defeat?

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The Russians allied with the French just before the beginning of WWI. What contributed to the difficulty in mobilizing the Russian troops? What was the recent history between Germany and Russia? What was the fear that the Germans had about the...

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