Kaiser Wilhelm II
Leading Germany Through World War I
How World War I Started
How did Wilhelm affect the war?
To the right is a picture of when Kaiser Wilhelm II first took over Germany
Kaiser Wilhelm II was one of the most prominent pieces to leading Germany in the WWI. During the war, he made Bismarck resign. Wilhelm was a very proud and stubborn leader. He didn't like listening to anyone else's ideas of strategies or plans. Other than protecting their land during WWI, Kaiser just wanted to show how strong and powerful the German army was. Wilhelm II reigned as leader of Germany for 30 years, which was considered a long time back when he was king, lasting from 1888-1918.
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Wilhelm's Strategy at War
To the right is a picture of the German army at war in the trenches.
Kaiser Wilhelm II had a very specific way he wanted things done when he was leader. Wilhelm II did not like the idea of going into war, but he knew that it was their only option at this point. With their strong military force, they managed to get by France on the Western Front then started fighting with Russia on the Eastern Front. To get to the Russian territory, they barged through Belgium, who had close ties with Britain. This obviously did not make Britain happy, which soon after declared war on Germany on August 4'th, 1914.
Wilhelm's Actions in WWI
To the left is a picture of Wilhelm II while in reign of Germany.
Kaiser Wilhelm's actions in WWI could never really be described. In 1908, while in reign of Germany, he suffered from depression because of the different situations he was put into as leader of Germany. Wilhelm was never fond of the idea of sending troops into war, but he was being pressured by the army generals to fight in war. Soon after, he declared war on Russia and France.
Kaiser Wilhelm's Resignation
The War Finally Comes to a Halt
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