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Did the 20th century really belong to America?

Because if you look, Germany is now dominating Europe

By Sara Moore  

In his book Germany’s Aims in the First World War, historian Fritz Fischer reveals a different aspect of his country’s participation to the one that Adam Tooze depicts in his article. Tooze portrays Germany’s wartime Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg as seeking peace in 1917, whereas Fischer argues that the Chancellor was being deceitful.

In 1916 the German navy was still bullish about the outcome of the war. Navy Minister Alfred von Tirpitz maintained that a return to unrestricted submarine warfare—targeting merchant ships, for example—would force Britain to surrender within four months. But the Chancellor was worried about what neutral countries might do if…

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