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How indeed could any of the leaders of the great powers go off comfortably. There was plenty of blame to go around in all the countries for starting the Great War, statesmen and generals, too. Wilhelm did not deserve all the blame for the start of the war.dduff442 wrote: how he could go off into a comfortable retirement in '18 after sending so many of his countrymen -- not to mention millions of others around the globe -- early to their graves.
Are you Serious? Do you really expect anyone to believe this? What is your source?Taylor Collector wrote:Wilhelm would have his descendants ruling Europe if his arm was not withered.
You see, he was quite vain about it, and he had gotten in the habit of having the general staff hide there arms in staff meetings.
When Germany made a seperate peice with Russia, the General staff began moving wooden blocks symbolising army groups from east to west.
Kaiser Wilhelm entered the room, and everyone hid there left arms.
Due to this, the movement of blocks happened to slowly, and there were not enough German soldiers to match the American reinforcements arriving en masse in 1918.
This is all, of course, based on the sound German tactic of basing military strategy on wooden blocks. Did you know that the flanks around Stalingrad were so lightly defended because spilled water cause the army group markers to swell?
Nevertheless, even today some countries continue to base there strategies on wooden blocks.