History is much more than a collection of facts about human events. It is a living discipline that is revised and rewritten as new evidence is uncovered and as new perspectives on events emerge with each new generation of readers and scholars. It is important for each generation to apply the lessons from history to the problems of the world we live in today. One of the most contentious historical debates that has raged for a century is the origin of the Great War (World War I).
Read the following article and answer the questions that follow.
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Copy these questions into your answers. Be sure to quote from the article to use as evidence for your answers.
1. What is the “revisionist consensus” and what was being revised?
2. What is the “Fischer school” and its challenge?
3. How are historians today challenging the Fischer school and what is the current consensus?