Two World War I alternate history questions

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
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1. What would the effects on World War I have been had France adopted a purely defensive strategy in 1914 with the logic that it's best to have the Germans bleed a bit before having France actually go on the offensive?

2. What would the effects on World War I have been had Germany allowed France to penetrate deeper into Alsace-Lorraine before the Germans would have actually attacked the French in that theater?