In 1914, Europe had arrived at a point at which every country except Germany was afraid of the present, and Germany was afraid of the future.
After a big war a nation doesn't want another for a generation or more.
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I said to the German Ambassador that, as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone, I did not feel entitled to intervene; but that, directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia, it became a question of the peace of Europe, which concerned us all.
I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet, Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France.
|Birth:||25th April, 1862|
|Death:||7th September, 1933|
Edward Grey was born in London, England. He was a British politician. An adherent of the "New Liberalism," he served as Foreign Secretary from 1905 to 1916, the longest continuous tenure of any person in that office. Ennobled as Viscount Grey of Fallodon in 1916, he was Ambassador to the United States between 1919 and 1920 and Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords between 1923 and 1924.
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