Hello all! I'm working on a new TL where World War One doesn't start in 1914, due to Germany not issuing the Blank Cheque to A-H and eventually a conference is called between Germany, A-H, Russia, and Serbia to settle the matter. What are some of the effects of this? Off the top of my head I'm thinking that Germany continues to build up its naval strength until eventually becoming Britain's equal, Russia industrializing and becoming a genuinely powerful nation by the mid-1920s, and I've heard that France was looking to demobilize its massive military to a purely defensive force. How would the European powers react to the collapse of China ITTL? Do they divide it up, and if so how? If not, what do they do instead? Most importantly, what is the most likely way WW1 does start ITTL (assuming that it does start at all)?