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Posted by on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:38pm.

In the mind of germany, what could have been some possible peace proposals so world war 1 would not have occured?

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 7:41pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I#Background

    What do you think?

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:08pm

    all i could think of is to break the alliance, tel russia if they attack austria hungary they will declare war on russia, n to just tell austria hungary to tell serbia to giv the land

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:18pm

    I can think of some actions that would have been instrumental:

    Germany could have not declared war on Russia and France, and let Serbia end its own war.

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:18pm

    Remember: Each of us can just say NO.

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:50pm

    You need to understand something. Austria-Hungary was disputed land becasue it bordered both Russia and Germany. Both countries wanted it. But Germany was a little smart. They saw the spread of communism in Russia and knew if Russia gained hold of Austria-Hungary, Russia would be that much closer to German borders. Communism would be that much easier to spread.

    Serbia was a key component. It was in the midst of political upheaval - the perfect time for another country to come in and set up camp. Russia was in the middle of expanding her borders. By trying to end the war in Serbia, Germany was trying to keep the land out of Russian hands. It was in Germany's best interest that Russia not get too close to German borders. But what started off somewhat defensively escalated into what we call World War One. Of course, there's more to it than that, but from Germany's standpoint...

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 8:58pm

    That's interesting, Tabby, but it doesn't answer the original question.

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 9:10pm

    any other ideas of peace proposals?

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:04pm

    A pact with Russia to split Austria-Hungary would have been the logical choice, but the borders would have been too close for the comfort for either country.

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:05pm

    In my opinion they should have turned Austria-Hungary into an autonomous noman's land. Neither country would be allowed to enter without permission from the other, and the Austria_Hungarians would have been allowed self-rule under some supervision, like we did with Puerto Rico and Panama.

  • World War 1 - , Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 10:05pm

    But to simply tell Serbia to deal with it's own problems would not have been advisable. The collapse of Serbia would effect the entire Balkan Peninsula, which would effect the oil consumers, which would effect both Russia and Germany as they used oil to fuel the expansion and protection of their borders. Therefore, the alliance was necessary, which led to tensions with suspicious Russia, who was fearful of German takeover. Germany, afraid of Russian expansion, was also suspicious. They should have met, a group of leaders from both countries, to sit and discuss peace tactics. Perhaps by using a nuetral country such as Switzerland as a mediator to ensure things did not turn into the Great War like they did.

  • World War 1 - , Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:27pm

    what are your other opinions about the alliances of germany? in german point of view?

  • World War 1 - , Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:20pm

    wait tabby, what do u mean tell serbia to deal with its own problems. the germnas were never allies with them

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