Strategic goals of the countries participating in the hostilities of the First World War
July 31, 2020
||Strategic goals of countries participating in hostilities
||Territories sought to seize
||She planned to disrupt the Austro-Hungarian expansion against Serbia, Herzegovina and Bosnia.
||Take possession of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles and consolidate their position in the Balkans.
||She wanted to achieve the elimination of Germany as a dangerous competitor and at the same time pursued the goal of weakening her main allies (France and Russia
||The British ruling circles considered the preservation of their colonial empire one of the main tasks in the course of the war.
||France dreamed of achieving the complete defeat of Germany. Defend your overseas and African possessions.
||Take back Alsace and Lorraine.
||Plan ” blitzkrieg “. Strived to crush Great Britain, depriving her of colonies; smash France and secure Alsace and Lorraine; defeat Belgium and Holland; weaken Russia, subjugate Turkey and other continents to its influence.
||Capture the colonies of Great Britain, Belgium, Holland. Take away from Russia Poland, Ukraine and the Baltic states.
||Strengthen your position in the Balkans.
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