Weltpolitik and Wilhelm II

Weltpolitik and Kaiser Wilhelm II
Germany, 1890-1918
Weltpolitik = World Policy
A world role for Germany
Reflection of Kaiser’s personality
Expansion of German industry
Solution to domestic problems (?)
German Colonialism
Pacific Islands
Kruger Telegram
German Navy
Offend Britain
Arms/Naval Race
A boon to industry
An expensive failure (?)
Porter and Armour (1991)
World Power: What is to be gained?

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