3. World War One: - Origins

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A. Origins of Australia's Involvement in WWI

(a) Background: - Japan's Forced Awakening by the West
(b) Japan, Europe, and Australian Security
(c) The 1911 Imperial Conference
(d) Australias’s Covert Commitment
(e) General Sir Ian Hamilton assesses Australia’s Defence

B. WWI's European Origins: 'National Interests’ & 'Manifest Destiny'

(a) Flawed (self-defeating) Motivation
(b) Alliance Entrapment: The Case of Britain (its Dominions) and France
(c) Britain’s Inner Cabinet Four, - Decide to join the War

C. Sources

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