Arms and Naval Race

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What period(years) was the arms race?
1900-1914
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Though the build up of large armies was a threat to peace, what did military leaders say?
They said the only way to ensure peace was to have a large army to deter other countries from attacking
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What country did not increase the size of their army in Europe and what did she not introduce in Europr in 1914 when all other countries had?
Britain and conscription
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What did the French do to conscription in 1913?
They increased it from two years to three
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What did the Russians do to their conscription in 1913?
They raised theirs from three years to three and a half years,
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Does the build up of armies make war more likely?
if you have a large army, you feel powerful which can make you want to boast your power- want to show off their power. Increased tension as countries believe another country will attack as they are building their army- may want to attack first-
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Did the Arms race lead to war?
No, it lead to high tension and fear. It was definately a factor.
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Why did Britain need a large navy?
Britain is an island so is surrounded by water so needs a navy to protect it. also it has a large empire and trade so needs alot of ships to keep up communication and trade.
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In 1898, what did Kaiser Wilhelm II order Ardmiral Tirpitz to do?
To build up Germany's navy rapidly to directly rival Britains
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Why did the Kaiser want a large navy?
To directly challenge Britain's power and empire. To allow her to increase her empire size and to become a world power
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How did Britain repsond in 1906?
She built the first dreadnought.
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What were the power of navies measured in now?
The number of dreadnoughts the navy had.
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In 1909, how many dreadnoughts did Britain plan to build and how many Germany(Trick question part 2)
Britain wanted to build 4 but Germany would not agree to a number
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How did the public respond and how did the government?
Started to protest with slogans such as 'We want eight and we wont wait'. The government gave in and built eight.
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How did the naval race lead to tension?
the Naval Race lead to competition and tension between the public of both countries- they both hated one another and resented- they both wanted to be powerful- caused panic if they lost or another got ahead
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Did it lead to war?
No- but factor- lead to tension- made it likely B and G would fight one another as they have alot of ships. Lead to public resentement of one another so they began to support idea of war.
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