1871-1914, GERMANYS INVOLVEMENT IN WW1 TIMELINE!

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1871

  • German Unification
  • Franco-Prussian War (Prussia=longest state in Germany)
  • PR - Military tradition
  • German states united under Prussia
  • WILHELM 1 - EMPORER - 2ND REICH

KAISER - has ultimate power.

REICHSTAG - German Parliament has NO POWER

RICH LANDOWNERS (PRUSSIAN JUNKERS) - Have power.

HOWEVER!!

INDUSTRIALISATION, POPULISATION & URBANISATION leads to...

PROBLEMS!!

People want POWER & CHANGE.

Living conditions are POOR

Social conditions are POOR

THEREFORE

Growth of SOCIALISM & UNREST!

Germany is DIVIDED

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