Germany
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Germany

The First World War was the apotheosis of the bourgeois era and the beginning of the end of European world hegemony. It ended with the disintegration of the conservative monarchies of the German Empire, Austria-Hungary, and of the Tsarist Empire. During the Bismarck era and the subsequent period of Wilhelminism, the German Empire had risen to the status of a hegemonic power on the European continent. The World War broke…

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Mommsen, Wolfgang J., “Germany”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_es_0001>
First published online: 2015



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