turns Europe into a powder keg. With the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, Germany feels free to take Europe by storm and thus drive a wedge between a complex litany of peace treaties and mutual defense alliances.  In doing so, the following treaties are challenged to the diplomatic core:  1. Russia and Serbia treaty is challenged. 2. French and Russian agreements. 3. Germany invades Belgium and gains access to France. 4, Britain and France declare war on Germany. 5.Relations with British colonies around the world become strained to the diplomatic threshhold of peace. 6. Japan declares war on Britain through a treaty with Germany. 6. Austria-Hungary declare war on Japan.  Although President Woodrow Wilson was a professor of international relations, no one could take on a world that seemed to be turned on its side.

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