The End of Splendid Isolationism

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  • The End of Splendid Isolationism
    • Power
      • 1897 German Navy Commander announced new fleet to be built. Threatened British sea dominance.
      • Britain had a small army, only used to police the Empire.
      • 1882 Triple Alliance between Austria-Hungary, Germany and Itlay
      • Britain's economic power was threatened by growing Germany.
      • America growing as an economic power.
    • Security
      • Dual Alliance between France and Russia.
        • Power
          • 1897 German Navy Commander announced new fleet to be built. Threatened British sea dominance.
          • Britain had a small army, only used to police the Empire.
          • 1882 Triple Alliance between Austria-Hungary, Germany and Itlay
          • Britain's economic power was threatened by growing Germany.
          • America growing as an economic power.
      • End of 1800s, Europe divided into two power blocks by the Alliances.
        • Fashoda Crisis, diplomatic win for Britain, but if they had had to go to war, they would have had to fight France alone.
        • Geographical positioning of France (a traditional enemy).
        • Rise of German military.
      • Empire
        • Colonial and military ambitions of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
        • Shift in balance of power.
        • 1897 Germany's ideas of Weltpolitik designed to expand German territories over seas.
        • France had a strong navy and ambitions of expanding its Empire - Scramble for Africa.
        • Fear of war with Russia over Russian expansion in Central Asia.
        • Germany wanted to expand overseas at the expense of British Empire.
        • Russia sure to seize Straits that threatened British comment\cation with India.
        • America's Monroe Doctrine and recent war with Spain.

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