The Schlieffen Plan was under the guidance of General Alfred Von Schlieffen. This plan called for a “two front war” between France and Russia. A Two Front War is when a war takes place on two geographically separate fronts. France and Russia had formed an alliance in 1894.
It was an operational plan for a designated attack on France. Once Russia started to mobilize her forces near the German border. When this plan was executed it led to Britain declaring war on Germany on August 4th, 1914. By this year, Europe had successfully divided into camps. Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy, otherwise known as the Triple Alliance and Britain France and Russia on another side, they are known as the Triple Entente. Schlieffen identified