Splendid Isolation Or Not!? 1886-1902

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He Inherited Situations
Gladstone has alienated France over Egypt. The triple and duel alliances were signed in 1886 which isolated GB loads.
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He Said Stuff
"Alliances drag into conflict, war and entanglement" "war is a final and supreme evil" "war is an abomination"
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The Boer War
1899-1902. GB was universally condemned. Kruger Telegram
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He Declined Stuff
1886 rejection of Bismarck alliance
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Didn't Set Out To Be A Loner
"Isolationism is Dangerous"
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The Balkans
In 1885 he agreed to reunite Rumelia with Bulgaria, and tried to get the European powers to act against the Armenian Massacres
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China
Tried to aquire influence in China. Arranged Germany Russia and France to have influence, 3 major powers.
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In The Scramble For Africa
1887- committed imperialist. 1896 Fashoda Crisis, stayed firm between British and French standoff in the Sudan
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"Splendid Isolation" is a **** analysis
He would do stuff if it benefited GB. He even contemplated an Entente with Germany.
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