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Eastern Fronts

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The eastern fronts did not offer an opportunity for decisive victory for either side. The battlefields were too scattered and too remote. Even though Germany had a significant ally on the Russian ... More


Tensions with Germany and Britain: January—September 1916

Justus D. Doenecke

in Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the major challenges that Wilson faced in negotiating a peace agreement was Britain's arming of merchant ships. Although the practice was allowed under international law, it was Germany's ... More


Frustrating Times: August 1915—March 1916

Justus D. Doenecke

in Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By mid-1915, the US found it increasingly difficult to maintain its status as the world's most powerful neutral nation. It cited the British as violating international laws when they attacked a ... More


Setting the Stage

Justus D. Doenecke

in Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130026
eISBN:
9780813135755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

US President Woodrow Wilson struggled mightily with the decision to bring America into World War I rather than maintain its neutrality. Until the war erupted between the Allies and the Central Powers ... More


Introductory Remarks

Jörg Baberowski

in The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175416
eISBN:
9780813175447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Günther Kronenbitter examines the fraught relationship of Austria-Hungary and Germany during World War I. Tensions and rivalries among the allies’ leadership impacted strategic planning and military ... More


All Quiet on the Eastern Front: German Literature and the Eastern Front of the First World War

Eva Horn

in The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175416
eISBN:
9780813175447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

After reviewing aspects of Germany and Austria-Hungary’s political dispositions regarding the eastern front, Peter Hoeres examines the Central Powers’ cultural perceptions of their Slavic enemies. ... More


Satire and Censorship

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaine and World War I

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228764
eISBN:
9780520926943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter takes a look at the Canard Enchaîné, a satirical weekly that was founded in 1915. It used verbal and visual irony to avoid the censors, and divided its articles between the ridicule of ... More


World War, World Confession: International Violence and Mennonite Globalization

Benjamin W. Goossen

in Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691174280
eISBN:
9781400885190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174280.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how claims of wartime solidarity owed less to long-standing legacies than to the conflict at hand. For progressives in Germany, the war had generated new possibilities. Having ... More


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