Altogether the Prussian-German court under Wilhelm II employed at least 3,500 officials of whom 2,320 were salaried. Together they formed a huge and prestigious body, far larger than the Prussian and Reich bureaucracy combined, with many diverse functions.
Born in 1859 as a member of the House of Hohenzollern, he became Germany’s last emperor and the King of Prussia. Notably, he dismissed Otto von Bismarck, one of Germany’s most powerful statesmen, which marked the beginning of his conflicting achievements and controversies.
A Berlin crowd listens as a German officer reads Wilhelm II's order for mobilisation, 1 August 1914. On 31 July, Wilhelm wrote that the Triple Entente had conspired to entrap Germany in its treaty obligations with Austria-Hungary "as a pretext for waging a war of annihilation against us".
King Wilhelm I, a pivotal figure in 19th-century German history, played a central role in the unification of Germany and the establishment of the German Empire. Born in 1797, Wilhelm became King of Prussia in 1861 and, following the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, assumed the title of German Emperor (Kaiser) on January 18, 1871.
Frederick III or Friedrich III (Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl; 18 October 1831 – 15 June 1888) was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days between March and June 1888, during the Year of the Three Emperors. Known informally as "Fritz", he was the only son of Emperor Wilhelm I and was raised in his family's tradition of military service.
Book: Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918 Katja Hoyer Cheltenham, The History Press, 2021, ISBN: 9780750996228; 253pp.; Price: £14.99 Reviewer: Dr Joseph Cronin Queen Mary, University of London Citation: Dr Joseph Cronin, review of Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918, (review no. 2466)
The 1890s and 1900s marked the height of the "Yellow Peril" propaganda by the German government, and the German Emperor Wilhelm II (r. 1888–1918 ) often wrote letters to his cousin Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, praising him as the "saviour of the white race" and urging Russia forward in Asia.
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