Chancellor Bethman-Hollweg

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Bethmann Hollweg
Key Legislation:
Increased army by 20%
Seized estates in East belonging to Poles and redistributed to
small farmers
1910 ­ tried to reform Prussian voting system but failed
Restricted submarine warfare to keep US neutral in WW1
Introduced inheritance tax and tax on spirits
1911 ­ Imperial Insurance Code ­ consolidated, amended and
extended existing provision
Zabern Affair ­ could not condemn actions of army ­ vote of
no confidence in Reichstag


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