History Chapter 2: Domestic Politics in Wilhelmine Germany 1890-1914

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  • Domestic Politics in Wilhelmine Germany 1890-1914
    • Advent of Weltpolitik
      • reorganisation
        • Bulow (foreign)
        • Tirpitz (navy)
          • expansion
            • patriotic national symbol
          • Navy
            • expansion
              • patriotic national symbol
            • Bills 1898, 1900
            • Navy league
        • Posadowsky (interior)
      • motives
        • Nationalism
        • Imperialism
          • colonial aquisitions
          • spheres of influence
      • Navy
        • Bills 1898, 1900
        • Navy league
    • New course 1890-4
      • end of anti-socialist
      • Social reform
      • Tariff reform
      • opposition
        • landowners
          • agrarian league
        • military
          • failed army bill
        • conservatives
    • Bulow, problems of weltpolitik
      • social reform
        • accident insurance 1900
      • tariffs
      • Budget deficit
        • mounting costs
      • hottentot election
        • conservative victory
        • Bulow bloc
        • Bethmann interior
      • Telegraph Affair
        • Kaiser humiliated
    • political stalemate
      • Reichstag 1912
        • collapse of bulow bloc
        • shift to the left
        • increase conservative fears
      • military spending
        • major increases
        • demands for buildup
          • Moltke
          • 800k by 1914
      • Zabern Affair
        • Rohl
          • proof of personal rule
            • vote of no confidence, bethmann
            • continued as chancellor
        • army override courts
          • disabled cobbler cut down
    • Was Wilhelmine Germany an authotarian state?
      • Absolute Monarchy
        • Personal rule
        • Prestige, status of Kaiser
          • engrained in people
      • rise of Parlimentarianism
        • Rechtstaat
          • rule of law
          • freedom of speech
          • universal sufferage +25
        • reichstag
          • turnout
            • 50% 1871, 85% 1912
          • endorse, reject legislation
          • rise of SPD
      • Entrenched authortarianism
        • influence of elites
          • Bulow policies, developed around
        • weakness of constitution
          • Kaiser retained power
          • federal structure unfair
          • Prussian strength in Bundesrat
          • LACK OF WILL
            • parties distanced Social Democrats
            • A lot of parties
            • Prestige, status of Kaiser
              • engrained in people

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