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What went wrong?
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>>26185
Nothing
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>>26185
An idiot inherited the throne. The ultimate flaw of hereditary monarchy.
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Wilhelm II.
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A benevolent but clueless hereditary monarch influencing government and foreign policy

An interview with the daily telegraph


>Wilhelm had seen the interview as an opportunity to promote his views and ideas on Anglo-German friendship, but due to his emotional outbursts during the course of the interview, he ended up further alienating not only the British, but also the French, Russians, and Japanese. He implied, among other things, that the Germans cared nothing for the British; that the French and Russians had attempted to incite Germany to intervene in the Second Boer War; and that the German naval buildup was targeted against the Japanese, not Britain
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>>26185
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Bismarck in his final years
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>>26223
>>26236
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Going full retard and waging wars
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The blank cheque
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>>26185
Prussian autism culture ruined Germany
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GEEEEET OOOOOOOUT WITH YOUR STUPID GERMANY THREADS NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT
POL
GET
OUT
NOW
YOU ARENT WELCOME HERE REEEEEEEE
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>>26223
>denies divine right
*tips proletariat cap*
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>>26185
It was full of Germans.
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although to be fair the german military junta is also to blame
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>>26490
>Let's ignore the most important historical events of the 19th and 20th century because I do not like my imagined associations of it with modern politics.

Get out, take your >>>/leftypol/ shit somewhere else.
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>>26185
>a united German nation existing at all disturbs the balance of power greatly
>Germans messing with colonies and navies disturbing British relations
>taking Alsace-Lorraine, regardless of how many Germans were in it, was a mistake as the French would never forget it
>surpassing the world in industry and science and military
>damning themselves through allying with a dying empire and keeping that alliance alive
>isolation from most other great powers
Willy II didn't exactly have a great chancellor like Willy I did, and Willy II also took charge and ruled by instinct
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>>28276
This guy knows what's up
Also the jingoism in German upper society might have been a large cause as well
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>>26185

It has a lot of -boos. Mostly Naziboos who are too afraid to claim to be Nazi.
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>>28358
So it's like Frenchboos who arefraid to openly be ga?
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>>28276
>damning themselves through allying with a dying empire and keeping that alliance alive

Did they have an other option though? France and England, as you already pointed out, were out of the picture for an alliance. Leaving only Russia and A-H as possible great power allies in Europe.
I guess not also allying with Russia was a mistake, but seeking allies where they could, is not a mistake in itself
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>>28464
You're right, my mistake. The bigger issue was the Germans not trying to get the Austrians to negotiate it more instead of giving them the blank check.

>>28358
but the German Empire is a legitimately good nation while the Third Reich is shit and started a war against actual good European powers instead of just trying to eradicate commies.
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