How Were Their Decisions Significant To WWI?

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U.S. Honors Pre-WWI Name:_____________________________ Score: ______ 40 Read Chapter 8. Do further research on databases and books. Your textbook is a resource but cannot be used as a cited source. You must have a Works Cited page. 1. Compare and contrast the foreign policies of Bismarck vs. Kaiser Wilhelm. How were their decisions significant to WWI? (At least three paragraphs). (9 PTS) The differences between Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II in the way they handled foreign policy is noted throughout their careers. Otto von Bismarck was a strong strategist who managed to unite all of Germany and increase its position in Europe. He did this in many different ways. When he was the Prime Minister of Prussia, he took land from Denmark…show more content…
Bismarck had gotten the empire of Germany together and aspired for it to have great power in Europe. He had accomplished this with making alliances and enemies which caused the bitterness that led to war later on. Wilhelm was actually against war, but since he called himself a warlord, he became the main culprit when the allies won the war. He was also the Commander-in-Chief of Germany during WWI, but he had relatively no power. But even then, the allies still sought out to punish him for war crimes so he had to live the rest of his life in Holland. Overall, Bismarck, a strong leader who united Germany and created a strong empire, has to share the guilt of the war with Kaiser Wilhelm II, a weak leader whose mistakes cost Germany power in the eyes of foreign nations. 2. How did the Russo-Japanese War affect Russia? Explain the state of Russia’s economy and government between 1894-1914. (At least three paragraphs). (9

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