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The author's aim is to indicate the manner in which German primacy in continental politics, first acquired by Bismarck and maintained by William II, led, in combination with the economic and moral transformation of the Empire, to Germany's new conception of the role she must play in world politics. The effect upon British policy was such that a far-reaching diplomatic revoThe author's aim is to indicate the manner in which German primacy in continental politics, first acquired by Bismarck and maintained by William II, led, in combination with the economic and moral transformation of the Empire, to Germany's new conception of the role she must play in world politics. The effect upon British policy was such that a far-reaching diplomatic revolution took place, and was succeeded by a series of crises which marked the diplomatic conflict of the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente. The last of these crises, that of 1914, was the most serious and could not be settled peacefully, partly because Germany felt it essential at this time to reinforce her prestige, partly because her vital interests in the Near East seemed to be at stake. - From the author's preface. At least 10 editions of this book were printed by Yale University Press....

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ISBN : 22674688
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 311 Pages
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  • Relstuart
    2018-12-08 08:12

    An interesting description of the nations involved leading up to the beginning of WWI. The focus here is on politics, diplomacy, and economics. There is some discussion of social Darwinism and the ethics of German society and how their evolving understanding of their place in the world encouraged the conflict. But the main focus is on the economic and historical factors. While this is written by a PhD history professor the style of writing is very accessible.