Germany opposed and intercepted Britain's attempt to fight and defeat the Boers in South Africa.
Britain's imperialistic ambitions being undermined by Germany.
First Moroccan Crisis
March 1905 - May 1906
Germany attempted to use the issue of Morocco's independence to increase friction between France and the UK. The crisis worsened German relations with France and the UK. A war was only narrowly avoided
The 2nd Hague Conference
All signatories except Germany supported disarmament. This showed antagonised and scared many of the Great powers and highlighted Germany's militaristic approach.
1908 - 1909
Erupted when Austria- Hungary announced the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This sparked protest from all the Great Powers. it was seen as a violation of the Treaty of Berlin.
France went into Morocco to take over. Wilhelm sent in troops but Britain and France forced him to back down
The Balkin Wars
1912 - 1913
Led to international tensions between the Russians and Austria-Hungary.
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
This assassination led to mass mobilisations for war.
Following the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, a series of diplomatic events which lead to an ultimatum from Austria-Hungary to the Kingdom of Serbia. The event was highly influential and ultimately led to the war