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ISBN: 9781459411050-06

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Imperialist Friends and Foes on the Road to a Great War

From: The Great Class War 1914-1918


The imperialist rivalries heat up as a result of the rapidly increasing importance

of new raw materials such as rubber and oil. War becomes more and more likely

and ultimately inevitable. The German Empire urgently wants to acquire “a place

in the sun” via territorial expansion in Eastern Europe, increasing the risk of

confrontation with Russia and Great Britain. In the United States too, the elite

feels that war is a perfectly fine means to achieve imperialist objectives . . .



Jacques R. Pauwels

JACQUES R. PAUWELS has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo. He is the author of several books on twentieth-century history, including The Myth of the Good War, in which he provides a revisionist look at the role of the United States and other Allied countries in the Second World War. An independent scholar, Pauwels holds PhDs in history and political science. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.