CHANGES TAKING PLACE UNDER KAISER WILHELM II

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SOCIETY

  • 1911 - Rapid Urbanisation - 21.3% of population lived in cities with more than 100,000 people
  • More of population classed as industrial workers rather than agricultural
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KAISER

  • Obsessed with military
  • Determined to 'rule as well as reign' - wanted an active role in government
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POLITICS

  • 1912 - SPD - Largest Party in Reichstag
  • Growth of Working Class facilitated growth of Trade Unions and Socialism
  • Pan-German League promoted expansion overseas
  • Mittlestand Association (1904) and Mittlestand League (1911) formed to protect Middle Class
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ECONOMY

  • Agricultural prices fell
  • 1913 - Germany produced nearly half of the world's electrical products - contributed to massive economic growth
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EDUCATION

  • Growth in technical schools
  • 1910 - 20 agricultural schools spreading new farming methods
  • 1914 - 58,000 full time technical schools
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WELTPOLITIK

  • Agressive foreign policy - sought overseas colonies and naval expansion
  • 1900 - Chancellor Hohenloe pursued Weltpolitik but became frustrated at the Kaiser's dominance over the policy and resigned
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