France had lost Alsace-Lorraine to Germany already and therefore, had the right to gain another new colony. This was just an excuse the Germans used so that they were able to launch a pre-emptive strike against France, through Belgium. All this However had very little to do with Germany... Showed first 250 characters
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All this However had very little to do with Germany. He wanted Germany to be better than all the other Great Powers in Europe. He believed a large empire would provide Germany with a market for industries and demonstrate to the rest of the world Germany's greatness... Showed next 250 characters
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Causes Of The Franco-russian Alliance
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Allied and Central Powers
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Causes Of World War 1
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The people of Alsace-Lorraine were caught in a tug of war game between Germany and France from 1871 to 1919. When the Treaty of Frankfurt officially established the German Empire’s control of Alsace-Lorraine in 1871 the people were suddenly imposed with Germanization...
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I. The End of WWI
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