The anglo german naval race

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The anglo german naval race

  1. 1. THE ANGLO-GERMAN NAVAL RACE and THE ARMS RACE ON LAND 1900-1914
  2. 2. By the early twentieth century Britain had the largest Empire in the World and they also had the largest navy. In contrast, German’s strange was her army. Germany and Britain had to be friends because there was nothing to quarrel about. He thought that disarmament was an idealistic absurdity. He hated the idea of Britain been so much stronger on the oceans than Germany. He therefore orders a massive increase in Germany navy.
  3. 3. A great race to build more and better warships started The Kaiser’s policy of defence was very aggressive German battle fleet quickly developed beyond the needs of defence. Kaiser dismissed Bismarck in 1890 and started a new naval policy. by 1900 they doubled the fleet The leading figure of the development of the German Navy
  4. 4. Great race to built more and better warships By 1906 Britain launched the first of a new kind of super battleship called H.M.S Dreadnought The German replay was to comment similar buildings They were concerned that Germany would build more Dreadnoughts than Britain So the naval competition went on until 1914.
  5. 5. While Britain and Germany were building up their navies, the major powers on mainland Europe were also building up their armies because they were sure that war was “ bound to come” sooner or later There were serious financial difficulties in this arms race Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, France and Britain planned their movements and prepared for war even though the arms race was publicly justified to prevent war.
  6. 6. KAISER WILHELM II - He become Kaiser at the age of 27 when German industry was growing fast and Germany was becoming a world power. -He was very energetic and enthusiasm but very unpredictable. - He was keen military parades and liked to be photographed with his military uniform. - He was very ambitious for Germany. He wanted Germany to be recognized as the greatest power in Europe by the older European countries. - He was closely involved in Germany’s plan for war. - When Germany was defeated in 1918 he fled to exile. He died in 1941.
  7. 7. SOURCE ANALYSIS
  8. 8. 1. Why did the Kaiser William II order an increase in the German Navy? He hated the idea of Britain been so much stronger on the oceans than Germany. 2. What did the Kaiser mean by "The trident must be in our hands"? 3. Why did the conference brake down when it came to the question of actual disarmament? Any country wanted to be disarmed because they want to have more armament because that meant more power.
  9. 9. 4. How did the Kaiser see the offer of a certain amount of disarmament from Britain? He thought it was a trick, they were cheating him, lying to prevent German increased of naval power. 5. Which was the German reaction about the British "Dreadnought"? They built their own battleship, similar to "Dreadnought". And many people in Britain became worried about the German naval threat. They were concerned that Germany would built more Dreadnoughts than Britain.
  10. 10. 6. Do you think this countries were acting unreasonably? Yes, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, France and Britain planned their movements and prepared for war even though the arms race was publicly justified to prevent war. 7. Why do you think Britain had the largest navy? Britain had the largest navy because England is an island so it has more battleships.
  11. 11. Tabatha Trinidad Juana Particia Micaela

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