Underlying Causes of ‘The War to End all Wars’. “ silly generals and pedantic diplomats” A J P Taylor. The Madrid Convention of 1880. Dogger Bank Incident. The Treaty of Bjorko. First Moroccan Crisis. 1905 – 1906 Germany, Austria-Hungary, Great Britain, France, Russia, Spain.
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“ silly generals and pedantic diplomats”
A J P Taylor
France tried to bring Russia and GB together, but Dogger Bank incident as well as GB relationship with Japan made things difficult
France, Great Britain, Russia
An interview with Kaiser Wilhelm II, published in the Daily Telegraph, 28 October 1908
“Because of the altered state of affairs in the Ottoman Empire ... I am forced to announce the annexation of Bosnia.”
Letter from Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary to Kaiser Wilhelm, 29 September 1908.
“In order to raise Bosnia to a higher level of political life ... The new order of things will be a guarantee that civilization and prosperity will find a sure footing in your home.”
Franz Josef's Proclamation of the Annexation, 6 October, 1908