• The Tsar tank
• Front wheels 9m in diameter, with a 1.5m high back wheel in a
tricycle design. The upper cannon turret nearly 8m high.
Panzer VIII Maus
• Super heavy tank class, only two partially built before the
prototypes were captured in 1944.
• 10.2m long, 3.71m wide and 3.63m tall weighs 190 tonnes.
Turret had killing ranges up to 3500m.
Japanese battleship Yamato
• The lead ship of the Yamato class of the Japanese navy in
• 256m in length, displaced over 72,800 tonnes of water. The
HMS Dreadnought, by comparison, was 160m long and
displaced about 19,000 tonnes.
•How and why did
Germany provoke the
• Since the 1906 Algeciras conference,
Morocco was unstable.
• France controlled the finances and the
police all the while rivalling German
• 1911: the sultan asks for French assistance
to destroy a revolt. France sees this as the
chance to increase its influence.
•Germany recognises the possible
French takeover and takes action.
•The German gunboat, Panther, arrives
at Agadir port as the French arrive at
•In response to French gains, Germany
wants compensation and asks for the
entire French Congo in exchange for
•In international politics, gunboat
diplomacy (may be referred to as "big
stick diplomacy") refers to the pursuit
of foreign policy objectives with the
aid of conspicuous displays of military
power — implying or constituting a
direct threat of warfare, should terms
not be agreeable to the superior
• The British were worried about their trade route
interests and saw the German move as an
attempted naval base creation. Another attempt
to break the Anglo-French entente.
• Lloyd George, chancellor of the exchequer,
warned the Germans that Britain would fight
rather than see her or her allies bullied.
• The British naval power caused a German step
down, causing an acceptance of two small strips
of French Congo.
Results of the crisis
• Britain's continued belief of Germans dominance goals.
Along with, a strong fighting speech from Lloyd George.
• A humiliating diplomatic defeat for the Germans and
further feeling of German enemy entrapment.
• With the help of the crisis, Tirpitz passes naval expansion
plans for Germany and Britain replicates.
• In 1912, the Anglo-French naval convention lead to an
agreement. The British would police the north sea while
the French covered the Mediterranean. Making the
entente essentially a military alliance.
• Increase in both the German and British navy.
• Strengthens the Anglo-French entente into a military
• Small part of the French Congo traded.
• Britain protecting her trade interests.
• French expansion into Morocco.
• Moroccan revolt caused because of rebels concern
with European interests.
•You are to Complete:
•Resource A,B,C & E’s
corresponding activities. (pg. 31-
•Then complete the Review
activities (pg. 33)