The myth by Christopher Clark that England “sleepwalked” into WW I  is put to rest by Helmut Roewer, who has analyzed the pre-war diaries and letters of war instigators Herbert Asquith and Lloyd George (PM and FinMin in 1914) .
Roewer considers Germany’s large merchant fleet the key factor – by 1914 both Hamburg’s HAPAG and Bremen’s Norddeutscher Lloyd became 4 to 5 times bigger than the largest English shipping company .
When asked during a presentation however, if an English shareholding of up to 50% in these companies could have prevented the war, he gets defensive and even lauds HAPAG’s closed shareholder structure .
Amazing, how traditional attitudes prevail in some people.
What could have been prevented and what achieved if we had had an Anglo-German Co-Creation process in the 1890s?
Co-Creation is an appreciative process of collaboration. It can be used in all creative areas. Co-creation successfully overcomes the emotional impression of separation and fear and replaces it with unity and love.
Let’s start a Blitz of the hearts! Let the lobbyists and foreign ministries in London, Berlin, New York, Washington, Beijing and Moscow become global centers of co-creation!
 Christopher Clark: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went To War In 1914, Penguin, 2013, Amazon
 Helmut Roewer: Unterwegs zur Weltherrschaft. Warum England den Ersten Weltkrieg auslöste und Amerika ihn gewann, Zürich, 2016, Amazon
 During a book presentation on 23 October 2017