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1

What was Kaiser Wilhelm's personality like, give evidence.

In an interview with the daily telegraph he said the English were 'Mad' and that the German hated them and 'Germany must have a powerful fleet to protect her interests'

2

Who was Kaiser Wilhelm.

The former German emperor who reined during WW1.

3

What was the Schlieffen Plan.

Long before WW1 Germany had a war plan named after the German Chief of Staff Alfred Von Schlieffen.

4

What were the 3 points the Schlieffen plan was based on.

.France was weak (Germany had defeated France in 10 weeks in 1870)
.Russia was strong but slow (they estimated it would take Russia 6 weeks to build an army)
.They would use 90% of the troops to take out France then take the Army back across Germany to Russia.

5

When did the Naval Arms Race begin.

1906

6

By 1914 how many ships had Britain and Germany Built.

Britain had built 27, Germany had built 17.

7

What was the supership Britain developed.

HMS Dreadnought.

8

What started the Moroccan Crisis.

France gave Britain Morocco but Morocco wanted independence.

9

What did Germany do twice during the Moroccan Crisis, give dates.

They declared support for Morocco and protested in 1905 and 1911.

10

What did Kaiser Wilhelm do during the Moroccan Crisis

He sent the gunboat Panther to the Moroccan port of Agadir.

11

What were the 2 alliances called.

The triple entente and the triple alliance.

12

What type of cause was the alliance system.

Long term.

13

Who was in the Triple Entente.

France, Britain and Russia.

14

Who was in the triple Alliance.

Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary.

15

Which two countries were especially militaristic?

Germany and Austria-Hungary.

16

How many men could Germany call on (including reservists).

8.5 million.

17

How many men could France call on (including reservists).

3.5 million.

18

In 1900 how big was the British empire.

It covered 1 fifth of the land area on Earth.

19

Britain and France were trying to conquer Africa, what happened when the kaiser decided he wanted some to.

Their was huge tension.

20

When did the naval race end?

1914

21

What was the gunboat panther viewed as?

A threat

22

When did France and Britain sign the Entente Cordiale?

1904

23

When did Russia join the Entente?

1907

24

Germany and Austria-Hungary signed the dual alliance when?

1897

25

What did all the countries of Europe do so that they would be safe if their ever was a war?

They trained all their young men so they cold call on the standard army and all of the reservists.

26

How many men could Russia call on (including reservists).

4.4 million

27

How many men could Austria-Hungary call on (including reservists).

3 million

28

Who conquered a lot of Africa in the 19th century?

France, Belgium and Italy