The Naval Arms Race (1906-14)

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Why did Britain need a powerful navy?
1. It is an island nation 2. Had a large overseas empire. 3. British army was very small.
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Why did Kaiser Wilhelm II decide to build up Germany's fleet in 1898?
In order to rival Britain's navy.
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How did the British view the German naval buildup?
The British saw the development as a direct challenge to their nation and empire. The allainces Britian made with France and Russia were promted by fears of the German naval build up.
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Why did the German naval buildup become a real threat to Britain in 1906?
Because the Germans began to build Dreadnoughts. These were a new kind of battleship that could easily destory the older types. Britain's naval supremecy depended on the older types. So Britain and Germany began a race to build the most Dreadnought.
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Why did the naval race reach a peak in 1909?
Because the British government decided to limit the amount of Dreadnoughts they would build between 1909-10, whe
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Why did Kaiser Wilhelm II decide to build up Germany's fleet in 1898?

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In order to rival Britain's navy.

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How did the British view the German naval buildup?

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Why did the German naval buildup become a real threat to Britain in 1906?

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Why did the naval race reach a peak in 1909?

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