This is the fifth installment in Eric Ludy’s epic summer Daily Thunder series entitled Spiritual Lessons from WW1. This particular episode unpacks the dramatic shift in Belgium leadership just prior to the Great War. The transition from Leopold II to Albert I was significant —moving Belgium from self-satiating to self-sacrificing. The problem for Germany is that their entire war plan hinged on Belgium’s avarice, and they were bewildered to find a new sort of leader running the show when they arrived. Germany was ready to bribe the Belgium government for safe passage through their country. However, instead of safe passage they found the Belgians with guns lifted and loaded.