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Old 14 February 2014, 10:42 AM
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Germany < not the German flag at that time, but nevertheless...

Originally Posted by Johnny Slick View Post
Yes, they [Germany] were the first country to actually declare war on everyone else (outside of A-H/Serbia), but even there, this was much due to a necessity on their part (the Schlieffen Plan called for them to knock out France before Russia could mobilize) ...
Well, the Schlieffen Plan was a plan devised to win a two-front-war with France and Russia - to follow it was a necessity only if you planed to fight such a war. That the Germans devised it already in 1905 shows that you are right about nations preparing for war, but preparing isn't the same as starting a war. That's what Germany did when they declared war on and invaded neighboring countries.
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