How did Germany propose to deal with the prospect of two front war? (outline the details of the plan.) How was the plan implemented when the war began? Give the reasons why the plan was successful/unsuccessful?
The Schlieffen Plan was the operational plan for a designated attack on France once Russia, in response to international tension, had started to mobilise her forces near the German border. The execution of the Schlieffen Plan led to Britain declaring war on Germany on August 4th, 1914.