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October, Von Bulow becomes Chancellor. (The Kaiser trusted him however the Reichstag did not
always support him).

Accident insurance introduced by Von Posadowky (Interior Minister who had control over
domestic affairs).

Second German Naval Law passed (38 battleships built in 20 years).

Britain proposed an alliance with Germany…

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February, Britain launches HMS Dreadnought.

April, Act of Algeciras.

May, the Third Naval Law passed (Germany increases the size of battleships due to German failure
to damage the Triple Entente at the Algeciras Conference and because of the launch of Britain's
HMS Dreadnought).

May, the Centre Party joined the…

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February, French and German governments signed an agreement to respect each others
interests in Morocco.

March, the British government set aside a budget to build 9 Dreadnought battle ships in the

Austria Hungary forced Serbia and Russia to recognise the annexation of Bosnia and
Herzegovina and threatened war…

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January, in the Reichstag elections, the SPD became the largest political party (partly due to an
alliance with the Progressive Liberals). Philip Schiedemann of the SPD became Vice President of the

February, the British Minister of War Lord Haldane visits Berlin in order to improve relations
between Britain…

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28 June, the heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated by
Gavril Princip in Sarajevo. Princip was a member of the Serbian terrorist organisation, the Black

5 July, an Austrian diplomat, Count Hoyos, travelled to Berlin seeking Germany's support for
action against Serbia. The Kaiser…

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4 August, Britain declared war on Germany in protection of Belgian neutrality as had been
agreed in 1839.

6 August, Austria declared war on Russia.

August, Burgfrieden agreed (political parties agreed to support the war).

August, Hindenburg and Ludendorff became joint leaders of the Supreme Command and both

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March, the Treaty of BrestLitovsk, signed by the Russian government, handed over to the
Germans the regions of Poland, Lithuania, Finland, the Baltic provinces, part of the Caucasus and
Ukraine. Germany seized threequarters of Russia's coal and iron, virtually all of its oil and cotton, and
a third of…

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constitutional reforms were made which turned Germany into a parliamentary democracy.
Wilhelm II gave up his powers over the army and the navy to the Reichstag. The Chancellor and his
government were made accountable to the Reichstag, instead of the Kaiser. Prince Max also began
the process of negotiations with…

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because employers resented the concessions and were unsympathetic to the Republic. Nevertheless,
there is a counterargument that Ebert was motivated by the desire to guarantee stability.

November, political parties agree to hold elections to a National Constituent Assembly.

January, the Spartacist Revolt. Spartacists were a group of revolutionaries led…

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his party (the SPD), the Centre Party and the German Democratic Party (DDP). The main party
opposing the new democracy, the nationalist DNVP, only received 10.3 per cent of the vote.
February, Kurt Eisner, the USPD leader in Bavaria was assassinated by a right wing student. The
assassination triggered revolution…




really good detailed timeline- very useful- thanks

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