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Kiao-chau and German navy bills of 1898 and 1900

Hughes, James Fearl

When Bismarck resigned as Chancellor, leaving William II. in supreme command, the German ship of state started "full steam ahead on its new course" into non-European waters. Germany now had a commander who was determined to sail the high seas of World Politics. The years immediately following saw Germany committed to a succession of foreign adventures and entanglements. The seizure of Kiao-chau was one of the earliest of these adventures. This act furnished the impulse for the second period of German colonial expansion and an opportune demonstration of the practical utility of a navy. It is the aim of this paper to point out the use which was made of this demonstration for the foundation of the German Navy.

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Political Science
M.A., Columbia University
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June 8, 2022