The Schlieffen Plan
In 1905, General Alfred von Schlieffen, who at that time was the Chief of the General Staff of Germany, developed a plan for war in Europe. He developed the plan in an attempt to prepare for the inevitable, a two front war with France and Russia. When he developed the plan he took in account all aspects of the many events that were occurring during that time. “Unfortunately, the plan would involve a
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Belgium’s neutrality. By this action the British became involved because they were allies with Belgium. The Schlieffen plan according to Schlieffen was not to break Belgium’s neutrality.
The first town to be taken by the German troops was Liege, Belgium. Germany wanted to take Liege with the idea of coup de main, which means to take without artillery support, during the mobilization of German troops along the border. The German army asked t