Alliances under Bismarck
Franco Prussian war. Prussia defeats France, forms Germany in Versailles and take Alsace-Lorraine.
Bismarck forms the dual alliance, Germany and Austria are now allied.
Bismarck adds Italy to the dual alliance.
Bismarck makes the 3 emperor's Alliance. (Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary)
Mediterranean Agreement between Britain and Italy.
Under Bismarck, Germany has isolated France
Kaiser takes over foreign policy
Reinsurance Treaty to lapse, Russia fear German attack
Kruger telegram - The telegram insulted to the British and the annoyed the germany government. Britain feels isolated
Weltpolitik - The policy that Germany should expand and develop a empire.
Flottenpolitik - 1st and 2nd naval law - Germany began to develop a huge navy, the Kaiser believed that by making Britain fear Germany, they would ally with them.
Anglo French Entente - Britain and France
Russo - Japanese war - Russia is beaten
Schlieffen Plan developed.
First Moroccan Crisis - Kaiser goes to Morocco and argues that they should be independant from France.
Treaty of Bjorko - Military treaty between Germany and Russia
Dreadnoughts (large warships) built
3rd naval law
Triple Entente formed (Britain, France and Russia)
1908 - 1909
Austria anxiety towards Bosnia, Bosnia is backed by Russia, who is unlikely to back down after getting beat by Japan. Bismarck stooped the Austrian aggression before, but due to it's lack of allies, Bismarck feels it is vital to retain this last ally.
Second morroccan crisis - Kaiser claims German people are in danger and sends a Panther (warship) to Morocco
-4th naval law
-Anglo French Naval Agreement
-1st Balkans war
-Imperial War council (nothing actually happened) Molke wants war, Tirpitz claims they're not ready for war yet. Arms race (1912 - 1914) Chancellor is not present.
-Treaty of london ends 1st Balkans War
-Second Balkans war erupts, Serbia grows
-Serbian trops enter Albania, but are pushed out by Austria
28 June - Arch Duke assasinated
5 July - Germany gives Austria the blank cheque
23 July - Austrian Ultimatum to Serbia
25 July - Russia supports Serbia
26 July - Britain fails to mediate - Austria wants war
28 July - Austria vs Serbia
29 July - Austrian/Russian talks
- Tsar and Kaiser talk
- Tsar partial mobilization
30 July - Tsar can't do partial mobilization, only full or no mobilization
31 July - Schlieffen plan put in action
- Russian ultimatum to Germany - Germany ignores Belgium neutrality
1 August - Germany vs Russia
2 August - Germany invades Luxemburgto get to Belgium
3 August - Germany Invades France and Belgium
- Germany claims her borders are violated
4 August - Germany vs Britain
5 August - August vs Russia