William II

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Who was William II?

William II

Wilhelm II of Germany and Prussia (1859-1941) became emperor of Germany and king of Prussia in 1888. His politics were aimed at transferring Germany to a major industrial state. He progressed an affinity with Britain (he was directly related to the rulers), but enforced a strong competition over territories abroad. His view on foreign policies was often confused and contradictory. His blunders culminated in World War I. After the war, there was a lot of unrest among the German people, and Wilhelm was forced to abdicate on November 9, 1918.



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