The Great War, Volume I


Step into the corridors of power and the hidden rooms of diplomacy with Karl Helfferich’s
‘The Great War, Volume I
This volume, the first in a riveting series, offers an unparalleled look into the prelude to World War I from a German perspective. But this is not just a history lesson; it’s a mirror reflecting our world today.

From the machinations of organizations like the Club of Rome and the World Economic Forum to the manipulative tactics that fool citizens into war, Helfferich's narrative resonates eerily with the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century. Explore how governments create crises to offer solutions, how the demonization of 'the other' fuels conflict, and how the Military-Industrial Complex continues to profit from global strife.

This book is not just about the past; it's a cautionary tale for today and a call to action for a more enlightened future.”

  • Authoritative Source: Written by Karl Helfferich, a key figure in German politics and economics during World War I.
  • Historical Insight: Provides a detailed account of the geopolitical landscape and key events of World War I from a German perspective.
  • Original Publication: First published in 1919, offering a near-contemporary viewpoint on the war.
  • In-Depth Analysis: Explores the intricacies of war strategies, political manoeuvres, and economic impacts.
  • Modern Relevance: Draws parallels to today's geopolitical climate, touching on themes like propaganda, governmental control, and the Military-Industrial Complex.
  • Thought-provoking: Invites readers to question commonly held beliefs and narratives about war and governance.
  • Comprehensive: With 56,343 words and 206 pages, the book offers a thorough understanding of its subject matter.
  • Newly Translated: Freshly translated into English, making it accessible to a broader audience.
  • Club of Rome & WEF: For readers interested in the machinations of organisations like the Club of Rome and the World Economic Forum, this book provides historical context that resonates with current events.


Volume 1: The Advent to the World War.
During and in the aftermath of World War I, Karl Helfferich presents a riveting account in his three-volume series, “The Great War I." Originally published in 1919 and hailing from Berlin, Germany, this monumental work delves into the intricacies of a world torn apart by conflict.

Helfferich, a keen observer and commentator, takes us on a journey through the corridors of power, the battlefields soaked in blood, and the societal shifts that defined an era.

The series is a treasure trove of military strategies, political manoeuvres, and human stories. From the Supreme War Council of the Entente to the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, Helfferich leaves no stone unturned. He explores the role of propaganda, the Military Industrial Complex, and the geopolitical chessboard that set the stage for modern conflicts.

As you navigate through the volumes, you'll encounter a world not so different from today's—governments creating crises to offer solutions, the rise of corporate influence in policy-making, and the ever-present spectre of war. This series is not just a historical account; it's a mirror reflecting our current world, urging us to learn from the past to navigate the future.

In a time when the Club of Rome creates, and then warns us of impending global crises and the World Economic Forum shapes international policies, "The Great War series" serves as a timeless reminder of the complexities and consequences of global politics and warfare.


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