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AHC: Have Germany defeat France by the end of 1914

Bomster

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So I've been fascinated with the First World War. Germany seemingly got extremely lucky on the battlefield in the opening weeks of the war, pushing all the way through Belgium and threatening Paris. Of course their advance was halted, but what if it wasn't? How could Germany have plausibly successfully knocked France out of the war by the end of 1914? How would the Eastern Front be impacted too? And what would the peace look like?
 

Redolegna

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It could have planned something better than: the Heer will find a way to resupply itself as it moves forward.

It could have OHL actually talking to the Prussian Ministry for War about what their plans were and so how to handle procurement for it.

Or talk to the Foreign Ministry about checking what the plan for violating Belgian neutrality would mean on a grander scale than an operational victory.
 

History Learner

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The BEF and French 5th Army get encircled in late August, it rips a hole in the Anglo-French lines that can't be repaired in time to save Paris. Even presuming a miracle is pulled off, the loss of the BEF means the Germans will win the race to the sea and cut off the Bethune coal mines. Without those, France will be forced to seek peace in late 1914 or early 1915 at the latest as her war industries collapse.
 

Bomster

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The BEF and French 5th Army get encircled in late August, it rips a hole in the Anglo-French lines that can't be repaired in time to save Paris. Even presuming a miracle is pulled off, the loss of the BEF means the Germans will win the race to the sea and cut off the Bethune coal mines. Without those, France will be forced to seek peace in late 1914 or early 1915 at the latest as her war industries collapse.
What would the peace look like?
 
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