Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Brief History of Aristocrats and WWI

A party for the aristocratic Edwardians.

- Most often, the British Army, Royal Naby or the Diplomatic Corps is considered to be the best continuing education an aristocrat male can get into.

- The officer corps were dominated by the aristocracy. For instance, approximately 80% of the military profession were aristocrats in 1909 and 52% of the officers of the rank of colonel and above were aristocrats in 1913 Britian, a year before war was declared.

- The cause of world war one is partially blamed on the aristocrats as militarism. The aristocrats and military elites had too much control over Germany, Russia, and Austria that the war was a consequence of wanting too much military power.

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