Regarding World War One: During the time leading up to the war, what impact did BRINKMANSHIP have on the upcoming conflict? Please answer based on both opposing forces. I dont know which side was using this tactic. Any info is greatly appreciated. Or links to additional reading or examples to support this position. I also need it today 4/25/10. Thank you.

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Brinkmanship was used by President Eisenhower after the Second World War.  Leading up to WWI, America was isolationist in its foreign diplomacy.  As WWII approached, we adopted a position of neutrality once again, but were willing to do everything necessary to aid the Allied forces.

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