in 1880 germany was only producing half as much steel as britain.
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
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
in one word: we wish to throw noone into the shade, but we demand our place in the sun
i look on myself as an instrument of the almighty and go on my way regardless of peoples opinions and views
by 1914 germany was producing over twice as much as britain.
organisations which fought for workers rights had 3.3 million members by 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