Before the War eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 138 pages of information about Before the War.

Free Trade, Prince von Buelow’s views on, 58
  William II. on, 54

French Revolution, the, 217

French, Sir John, and reorganization of British Army, 48

George V., King, entertains German Emperor, 67

George, Lloyd, and the Agadir crisis, 70
  at meetings of Committee of Imperial Defense, 182

German desire of commercial development, 55, 58, 60
  foreign policy:  divided control of, 85

Germans, psychology of, 40

Germany, and the Agadir incident, 68
  and the Hague Conference, 60
  attitude of, before the war, 101 et seq.
  cause of her downfall, 167
  Chauvinist party in, 81
  commercial rivalry with England, 114
  decides upon war, 88
  defect of Imperial system in, 109
  desire for commercial expansion, 103
  Fleet Laws passed in the Reichstag, 142
  her responsibility for the world war, 90
  increases her armaments, 21, 94, 161
  influence of General Staff, 41, 107
  militarist party of, 39, 89, 108
  miscalculations at outbreak of war, 83, 159
  naval program of, 142, 156
  new Military Law passed, 136
  organization of her Navy, 138
  over-ambition of, 16
  peaceful penetration policy of, 39, 41
  politics in:  an anecdote of, 85 (note)
  result of military spirit in, 15, 22
  scaremongers in, 24
  shipbuilding program of, 74
  the new Fleet Law, 75, 79, 87, 128
  the Press and Tirpitz, 143
  two inconsistent policies in, 107
  why she entered the war, 207

Goltz, von der, his “Nation in Arms,” 180

Goschen, Sir Edward, demands his passports, 44

Gosse, Edmund, meets the Emperor, 68

Grant Duff, Colonel, 185

Great Britain and Belgian neutrality, 202
  ante-war policy of, 13, 17
  deficiencies in military organization of, 46
  enters the war, 95
  her sea power before the war, 19
  indefinite policy of, 17, 28, 30
  question of her preparedness for war, 18, 177
  the educational problem in, 39

Great War, the, and Germany’s responsibility, 15
  causes of, 161

Greindl, Baron, and a curious legend, 201

Grey, Sir Edward (Lord Grey of Fallodon), an historical speech by, 44
  and the Bagdad Railway question, 64
  at meetings of Imperial Defense Committee, 182
  Bethmann-Hollweg on, 113
  denies an insinuation originating in Berlin, 203
  his efforts for peace, 88, 154, 155
  negotiates with Germany, 163
  presses Serbia to accept ultimatum, 155
  proposes a conference, 154

Grierson, General, and the Committee of Imperial Defense, 184

Hague Conference, the, 55 Germany’s difficulty, 60

Haig, Sir Douglas, and military preparations for war, 188
  and the reorganization of British Army, 48

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