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Saturday Afternoon with Carolyn: British-German disputes as background to WWI

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With Guest Paul Hickman. Carolyn and Paul go back to the Naval Defence Act of 1889 and trace from there tensions that built up between the UK and Germany. Some of the events and personalities they discuss are:

  • Cecil Rhodes and British expansionist ideas;
  • The Jameson raid and the Kruger telegram;
  • The 2nd Boer War;
  • The entanglement of the European royal families its effect on Kaiser Wilhelm II;
  • The fears brought about by the Berlin-Bagdad Railway;
  • Germany's increasing economic and trade strength;
  • The Zionist plan for Palestine and the Landman Document;
  • German help in fomenting revolution in Russia in 1916.