Why did Germany attack on Belgium lead Great Britain to declare war on Germany?

1 Answer
Mar 6, 2016

Germany realized that they were facing a two front war - one near the France and German border and one with the German Russian border.

Because of this, the Germans wanted to quickly defeat the French power, then turn to the weaker Russian front.

Since the French have protection at the border, the Germans wanted to pass through Belgium, the country that was neutral, and then get to France by surprise.

However, since Belgium was neutral, this action would break Belgium's neutrality.

Also, Great Britain signed an agreement with Belgium that Belgium would be neutral

Therefore, when the neutrality was broken, Great Britain declared war on Germany.