In a matter of weeks then Europe’s largest powers were primed for war, but Britain was still in two minds over whether it should be involved. France, fearing this new empire on their doorstep, allied with Russia in the east. An unlikely friendship for two of Europe’s most ideologically opposed nations. That then left Germany feeling surrounded and pushed them to form an alliance with the Austro-Hungarian Empire and to a lesser extent Italy. Finally, Britain and its empire, afraid of German domination on the continent, drifted closer to France and Russia, though without going as far as forming an alliance.
- The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer.
- What we see is a general attempt to redraw global relations in a time when transnational dynamics and movements of people are shaking the very roots of a rotten geopolitical system.
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