|c. ||Unexpected promptness of English assistance to France.|
|d. ||Unexpected speed of Russian mobilization and Russian advance
in the East.|
|e. ||The Battle of the Marne.|
|i. ||Relative strength of the opposing armies.|
|ii. ||Importance of the French flanking maneuver from Paris.|
|iii. ||Importance of Foch's generalship.|
|iv. ||Significance as a decisive battle.|
|4. ||Significance of the campaign of 1914 in the West.|
|a. ||As a commentary on the wisdom of yielding to "military
necessity." ( Munroe Smith, Militarism and Statecraft.)|
|b. ||Disappointment of hopes for speedy victory.|
|c. ||Advantages (especially economic) gained by Germany through
invasion of Belgium, Luxemburg, and France.|
|d. ||Beginning of the deadlock on the Western Front.|
|i. ||New technique of trench warfare.|
|ii. ||Importance of munitions.|
|iii. ||Importance of manpower, and beginnings of agitation
for conscription in England.|
|5. ||Campaign of 1914 in the East.|
|a. ||Russian invasion of East Prussia and Galicia.|
|b. ||Battle of Tannenberg and Hindenburg's rising prestige.|
|c. ||Failure of Austria to crush Serbia.|
C. SIGNIFICANCE OF BRITISH SEA-POWER IN 1914.References:-- * Hayes, Great War, ch. vi. # Encyc. Brit., XXXI, 1066-72. Tirpitz, My Memoirs. Churchill, The World Crisis, I. Corbett, Naval Operations. Frothingham, Naval History.
|1. ||Inaction of main German battle fleet.|
|2. ||Defeat of Admiral von Spee's squadron.|
|3. ||Blockade of Germany and destruction of German commerce.|
|4. ||Conquest of German colonies.|
|5. ||Ability of Allies to obtain supplies and men from overseas.|
D. TURKEY'S ENTRY INTO THE WAR.References:-- * Hayes, Great War, 69-73. # Earle, Turkey, the Great
Powers, and the Bagdad Railway, 275-84. # Gooch, 567-70. Djemal Pasha
, Memories of a Turkish Statesman.
II. SECOND PHASE OF THE GREAT WAR
GERMAN SUCCESSES IN EASTERN EUROPE, 1915-16
A. CONQUEST OF POLAND, 1915.References:-- * Hayes, Great War, 47-55, 99-112. # Encyc. Brit., XXX, 897-908. Also memoirs of Ludendorff,
Nowak, Der Weg zur Katastrophe. Cramon, Unser Oesterreichisch-Ungarischer Bundesgenosse.
|1. ||Anglo-French expectation of decisive aid from Russia.|
|2. || Mackensen's victories in Galicia, May-June 1915.|
|3. || Hindenburg's great drive--conquest of Russian Poland, Lithuania,
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Book title: Syllabus on International Relations.
Contributors: Parker Thomas Moon - Author, Institute of International Education (New York, N.Y.) - OrganizationName.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1925.
Page number: 113.
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