Az első világháború Európán kívüli hadszínterei
The First World War was a predominantly European war, military actions outside Europe played only subordinate role. However they were plans to move the war out of the deadlock in faraway places like Asia, Africa, the Pacific or the high seas. This article does not deals with the Ottoman front sin Asia but focuses on the German pocessions in the Far East and Africa. Because of geopolitical conditions Germany was cut from it´s colonies from the very moment of the outbreak of the war. This is why Germany insisted that any military conflict should be a "white men´s war". The Entente forces were interested to cut all German military communication lines in the first days of the war, to eliminate all potential threat and to award allies and first of all themselves with newly conquered territories of Ottoman Turkey and Germany.