Why did Britain end its policy of Splendid Isolation?

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Why did Britain follow a Policy of Splendid Isolation?
As she didn't want to get involved in European affairs as she felt sufficiently powerful so didn't need any agreements or alliances with other countries.
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Why did Britian need a strong navy?
To control its large overseas empire, to have a large amount of trade and to protect itself from enemies as Britain is an island so is surrounded by sea.
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At the end of the 19th Century, who was Britian concerned with and who is she concerned with now?
Russia and France she was concerned about but she is now worried about Germany.
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Why is Britain's natural ally Germany?
Their royal families are related and it was not a colonial power then so was not seen as a threat to Britain, unlike Britain and Germany.
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What two events started between 1998 and 1902 that made Britain doubt its policy of Splendid Isolation?
In 1998, Germany began to build up its navy- caused tension- rivalry, and in 1999, Britain took part in the Boers War- everyone disagreed and sympathied with the Boers. Germany - feelings very clear. All the countries were ganging up against her.
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How were relations with Russia and France for Britain? (dates)
Improving- France- 1904 Entente Cordiale- Agreement over African Colonies- improved relations. Russia-1907 agreement over colonies- improving relations
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Why did Britain improve her relations with these two countries?
As she realises Germany was rising in power and becoming a world power.- aware of germanys increasing Army and Navy and empire- serious threat.
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