Why Did the Schlieffen Plan Fail?


The Schlieffen Plan was a measure devised by the Germany Army general Alred von Schlieffen in 1905 as a strategy for Germany to counter a joint attack against the alliance of Britain, France and Russia. The British Expeditionary Forces at the Battle of Mons made the Schlieffen plan fail since he was not expecting the British involvement in that Belgium war. The plan also failed because of the German's over expectations and hopes of a swift and decisive victory.
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The Schliefflen plan failed since it was mainly based on assumptions and it also greatly relied on rapid movement of troops. Another major impediment to this plan was Russia's unexpected invasion of Germany thus forcing them to move their troops from Western Europe so as to retaliate this invasion. The Schliefflen plan was designed by Alfred von Schlieffen and it was a strategic plan aimed at conquering France.
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