The Fateful Alliance: France, Russia, and the Coming of the First World War

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Manchester University Press, Jan 1, 1984 - France - 300 pages
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An analysis of the Russian-French alliance of 1894 and what went wrong in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century.
  

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See my comments on "The Decline of Bismarck's European Order," of which this wonderful study is a continuation. Read full review

Contents

POLITICS AND PERSONALITIES 18903
3
Chapter 2THE TURNING POINT OF 1890
18
THE NARVA MANEUVERS
37
Chapter 4THE ENTENTE CORDIALE
52
PRIVATE STIRRINGS
69
Chapter 6THE DISCUSSIONS RESUMED
82
CRONSTADT
97
Chapter 8THE ULTERIOR RELATIONSHIPS
116
Chapter 10THE PRELUDE TO NEGOTIATION
157
THE MILITARY CONVENTION II
171
PANAMA AND MOHRENHEIM
193
THE CONVENTION ADOPTED
215
Chapter 14THE AFTERMATH
238
EXCHANGE OF LETTERS N K GIERS
259
MILITARY CONVENTION SIGNED
269
Copyright

Chapter 9THE MILITARY CONVENTION 1136
136

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About the author (1984)

George F. Kennan, February 16, 1904 - March 17, 2005 George Kennan was born Feb. 16, 1904, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended Saint John's Military Academy and then Princeton University, graduating in 1926 and entering the diplomatic corps. He travelled to Genoa in 1927, and in 1929 was assigned as third secretary attached to all of the Baltic Republics. In 1933, he went to Moscow with Ambassador William Bullitt, where he remained until 1937. He then spent a year in the U. S., a year in Prague, and then went to the U. S. Embassy in Berlin where he helped to develop a peace settlement. Kennan was in Berlin when Nazi Germany declared war on the U. S., and was interned for several months, before finally returning to the States in May of 1942. During the war, he represented the U. S. in Portugal, and was part of the delegation to the European Advisory Commission. In 1944 he returned to the embassy in Moscow. In April 1947, after returning to the States, Kennan became chairman of the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department. It was there that he penned an anonymous article, titled "The Sources of Soviet Conduct" but better known as the "X article", in the July 1947 Foreign Affairs, which advocated a containment policy. He is considered to have been the "architect" of the Cold War. Kennan was appointed Ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1952, but was recalled in October after a diplomatic incident in Berlin where he compared the Soviet Union to Nazi Germany. Kennan retired from the Foreign Service in 1953, and joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where he remained until retirement. During that time he also served as Ambassador to the USSR and to Yugoslavia for a short time. Kennan has continued to write and lecture on foreign policy and the Soviet Union into the '90s. In 1981 he was awarded the Albert Einstein Peace Prize for his efforts to improve U.S.-Soviet relations. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for Russia Leaves the War and Memoirs. At age 85, he received the Medal of Freedom. George F. Kennan died on March 17, 2005 at the age of 101.

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