The Military Strategy of the Entente
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The Military Strategy of the Entente

Were economic potential synonymous with military capability – which it is not – then the Entente would have necessarily decided the First World War quickly and unequivocally for itself. In 1913, the Entente had at its disposal over 28% of worldwide industrial capacity, while the Central Powers had about 19%. The total population of Russia, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Serbia, and Montenegro amounted to 258 million. The population of Germany and Austria-Hungary n…

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Strachan, Hew, “The Military Strategy of the Entente”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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