Why Wilhelm wasn't a good Kaiser

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  • Wilhelm II 1890-1914
    • He was vigorous but weak and insecure
    • He wanted to match and surpass Britain
      • He saw himself as Britain's rival
      • He wanted to turn Germany into a continental power
    • He was threatened by Socialists
      • He warned his soldiers of putting Socialists down-killing.
    • He was responsible for Germany's defeat in the War
      • He was asked to abdicate as he was accused of prolonging the war
      • Germany was glad to get rid of him as he caused and lost the war,
    • He declared war on France and on Britain- 4th August 1914.
      • He was responsible for Germany's defeat in the War
        • He was asked to abdicate as he was accused of prolonging the war
        • Germany was glad to get rid of him as he caused and lost the war,

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