and in that case a European war could scarcely be prevented" (see Bethmann Hollweg
to Pourtales, 29 July 1914, in Geiss, ed.
That the United States joined the Entente in fighting against Germany does not preclude that Bethmann Hollweg
and the rest of the diplomatic corps worked within their diplomatic belief pattern and successfully maintained American neutrality until April 1917.
All of the statesmen--Berchtold, Bethmann Hollweg
, Poincare, Sazonov, and Grey--in one manner or another failed to visualize the consequences of a general war upon future European stability.
Esa era la "estrategia de riesgo calculado" perseguida, con cierta ambiguedad, por el canciller del Reich von Bethmann Hollweg
Berlin officially responded this time to Churchill's call in the form of a statement by Bethmann Hollweg
to the Reichstag that Germany had yet to receive formal proposals from the British government.
The fact that German Chancellor Bethmann Hollweg
refused to plant trees on his country estate because he believed it would soon be overrun by Russians tells us much about the depressed and pessimistic frame of mind of one of the key decision-makers in the July Crisis.
22) The German Chancellor at the time, Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
, stated that before 1914 politicians were excluded from the military's discussions of military plans and preparations.
fulfil the 'Tirpitz plan', in spite of British high level requests for negotiation (the Haldane Mission of 1912), the path to a shooting war was taken in Berlin with grave misgivings on the part of the Chancellor Bethmann Hollweg
Kaiser Wilhelm and Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
devised Austria's strategy toward Serbia.
186) They saw this as the lacuna that enabled Bethmann Hollweg
to say "scrap of paper" for the 1839 London Treaty guarantying Belgium's neutrality.
Crozier concludes that "in the minds of both Bethmann Hollweg
and Solf the concept of Mittelafrika was complementary to the concept of Mitteleuropa.
Twenty years ago, I was inclined to think that Pericles was less like Bismarck than like the last pre-World War I German chancellor, Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg
, and I still suspect that the embargo against Megara was aimed at dividing Corinth from Sparta and splitting the Peloponnesian League so that Athens could fight an inevitable war on favorable terms.