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Old 14 February 2014, 09:54 AM
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Johnny is quite right in pointing out the complex system of treaties which guaranteed war when Germany invaded the Low Countries and France. It might well have been possible to avoid invading Belgium (or maybe just clipping its very edge), but it deliberately overran it, knowing that Britain would then also be dragged into the war (for the reasons that ASL makes).

Germany was clearly the main aggressor, but the Treaty of Versailles was still unfair in laying the whole blame on it.
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