history

Events

wilhelms birth

1859

steel

1880

in 1880 germany was only producing half as much steel as britain.

speech by kaiser wilhelm 2

1890

I regard every social democrat as an enemy of the empire and fatherland...
shoot down, behead and eliminate the socialists first, if need be, by a blood-bath, then war abroad

Wilhelm gave a speech in Düsseldorf

1891

he said: there is only one person who is master in this empire and i am not going to tolerate any other... there is no room for democracy

debate in the reichstag

1897

in one word: we wish to throw noone into the shade, but we demand our place in the sun

Wilhelm gave an interview to the "daily telegraph"

1908

speech

1910

i look on myself as an instrument of the almighty and go on my way regardless of peoples opinions and views

austrian goverment asked what germanys stance would be if Austria attacked serbia

1914

the austrian goverment asked what germanys stance would be if Austria attacked serbia, Wilhelm replied that he would have to consult with his chancellor before any formal desicion and comment was made

workers rights

1914

organisations which fought for workers rights had 3.3 million members by 1914

steel

1914

by 1914 germany was producing over twice as much as britain.