Re: WWI. I was perusing my copy of "Germany and the Next War" earlier and it is frankly amazing. Friedrich Adolf Julius von Bernhardi spells it out and is very derisive of diplomacy (that Germany settled the Moroccan situation without a fight, etc.) Basically, to him and some of the others of that type: war is necessary, war is good, war bring progress/worth to society/humanity/personality, treaties are just a means to stall between war, war is natural, etc. He, basically, said "we are going to another war and we need it" at the time in which much of the mainstream opinion was talking about "war is dead" what with all the trade, finance, modern weaponry, etc.