Short Answer Essay ASAP

1) In August 1914, the Great Powers believed that World War I would be a short conflict won through efficient mobilization and quick, decisive battles. Please describe the importance of war plans and military timetables to the Great Powers on the eve of the war.

2) What events led to the outbreak of the Second War World? Please describe Hitler aggressive foreign policy from 1933-1939, and the changing power relations between Mussolini and Hitler in these years.