1. Why were the Germans so frustrated to consider challenging their rivals? 2. Why was Britain so reluctant to form alliances? Did the UK finally remain in its "Splendid Isolation"? 3. What's at "the root of" the outbreak of the war and the chain reaction of the alliances? 4. "The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time" Explain the meaning of this quote and who enunciated it.