Timeline 1899-1914

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Key events 1899-1914

1. Boer War 1899-1902

Germany opposed Britain's attempt to defeat the Boers in South Africa.

2. First Moroccan crisis 1905-1906

Kaiser Wilhelm promised to support the sultan of Morocco against France's attempts to take over the country.

3. 'Daily Telegraph' article 1908

In a newspaper interview, Kaiser Wilhelm said the English were mad and the Germans hated them. This caused great offence in Britain.

4. Bosnia 1908

Austria annexed Bosnia in the Balkans. This annoyed Serbia, which wanted to take over the area. Russia wanted to help Serbia, but had to back down.

5. Dreadnought crisis 1909

Scared by the growing German navy, the British people demanded that the government


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