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Decisions for War, 1914 1917 (Abridged / Paperback)

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Focusing on the choices made by coteries, this study examines the perplexing question of why World War I happened. In each case, the decision to enter the war was made by a handful of individuals--monarchs, ministers, military people, party leaders, ambassadors, and a few others. In each case also, separate and distinct agendas are seen, with considerations differing from one nation to the next. The leadership of Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, the Balkans, and the United States are explored, as well as that of the major powers involved--Austria-Hungary, Germany, France, and Great Britain,
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521545303
ISBN-10: 0521545307
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2010
Pages: 284
Language: English