The Schlieffen Plan was created 9 years previous to the war
It was a plan to invade France and capture Paris by marching through Belgium and into France from four directions
DEFEAT THE FRENCH AND YOU WILL BE THE KING OF EUROPE
GAME OVER Player: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Date: June 28th 1914
SCHLIEFFEN PLAN: ACTIVATE
MUST AVOID: 1. British Interference 2.Delays in the march to Paris 3. Fast Russian Mobilisation
War is declared between the Austro-Hungarian Empire against Serbia and its allies Russia and France. Germany, being the empire's ally, joined in, activating their long-awaited Schlieffen Plan.
The plan involves the German troops marching from four different points through Belgium and Luxumburg, and into France to capture Paris. This was required to be done all under six weeks, before the estimated time of the Russian mobilisation
In the end, due to them crossing through and invading Belgium, the British joined the war. This unexpected mishap which they had hoped to avoid, combined with the quick Russian mobilization (2 weeks instead of 6), strong Belgian defense and the flaws within the plan itself (Underestimation of distance required to travel and shortage of supplied) ultimately resulted in the failure of the Schlieffen Plan and Germany's loss in the first World War.