He was (another) grandchild of Queen Victoria of Britain and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe, including his cousins King George V of the UK, Queen Marie of Romania, Maud of Norway, Victoria Eugenie of Spain and Empress Alexandra of Russia.
In 1889, Wilhelm secured the sale of German-made rifles to the Ottoman Army.
In the late 1890s, after the Kaiser had gotten rid of British affiliated German chancellor Bismarck, British media started attacking him viciously.
It’s reported that Wilhelm had an especially troubled relationship with his uncle, King Edward VII of Britain.
In March 1905, Wilhelm made a spectacular visit to Morocco where he met with representatives of Sultan Adelaziz. The Kaiser declared that he supported the sovereignty of the Sultan, while Morocco was under French control. The Sultan subsequently rejected a set of French-proposed governmental reforms, which sparked the Moroccan Crisis.
Kaiser Wilhelm II was again attacked in various media (including in Germany).
In the years 1906-09, Wilhelm’s popularity got more blows by (stories on) homosexual revelations, trials and suicides, involving ministers, and Wilhelm's closest friend and advisor, Prince Philipp zu Eulenberg, which forced Wilhelm to remove Zu Eulenberg from his inner circle.
During WW I, Wilhelm II was THE target of British anti-German propaganda.
In 1909, Kaiser Wilhelm II with Winston Churchill (KG in 1953), planning war manoeuvres.
Wilhelm was was deeply shocked by the assassination of his friend Archduke Franz Ferndinand of Austria on 28 June 1914. Wilhelm sanctioned the use of force by and guaranteed military support to Austria against the perceived guilty party — Serbia.
On 30 July, Wilhelm wrote a commentary:
Wilhelm II´s Knighthood from the Order of the Garter was annulled in 1915.For I no longer have any doubt that England, Russia and France have agreed among themselves—knowing that our treaty obligations compel us to support Austria—to use the Austro-Serb conflict as a pretext for waging a war of annihilation against us ...
Our dilemma over keeping faith with the old and honourable Emperor has been exploited to create a situation which gives England the excuse she has been seeking to annihilate us with a spurious appearance of justice on the pretext that she is helping France and maintaining the well-known Balance of Power in Europe, i.e., playing off all European States for her own benefit against us.
After Germany's defeat in 1918, Wilhelm was forced to abdicate in November 1918, and fled to exile in the Netherlands, where he died in 1941.
During his last year at Doorn, Wilhelm believed that Germany was the land of Christ, and that England was the land of liberalism, Satan, the Anti-Christ and the English ruling classes were "Freemasons thoroughly infected by Juda".
Wilhelm II argued that Freemasons and Jews had caused both world wars, aiming at a world Jewish empire with British and American gold, and that the end result would be a “US of Europe”; in 1940 he wrote to his sister Princess Margaret:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_I ... an_EmperorThe hand of God is creating a new world & working miracles...
We are becoming the U.S. of Europe under German leadership, a united European Continent.
The Jews [are] being thrust out of their nefarious positions in all countries, whom they have driven to hostility for centuries.
Otto von Bismarck, of a noble family was PM of Prussia from 1862 to 1890 and German Chancellor from 1871 to 1890. In 1890 Kaiser Wilhelm II made an end to this domination of German politics.Firestarter wrote: ↑Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:07 pmIn May 1885, Rosebery visited his good friend Count Herbert Bismarck, who introduced him to his father, chancellor Bismarck (British agent), with whom he discussed on the Egyptian loan, the Afghan frontier, Turkey, and the African colonies, all of which were causing friction between Great Britain and Germany.
In 1861, Prince Wilhelm I became King of Prussia when his brother King Frederick Wilhelm IV's died. He chose Von Bismarck as PM of Prussia.
In 1862, Von Bismarck had visited England; Napoleon III (KG in 1855) in France; and again in Britain, Prime Minister Palmerston (KG in 1856); Foreign Secretary Earl Russell (KG in 1862) who had already been PM and woull again be PM; and Benjamin Disraeli (KG in 1878), who became Prime Minister in the 1870s.
See the Garter Stall-plate of John Russell, Earl of Bedford.
Even though Von Bismarck maintain an alliance with Russia and Napoleon III’s France, he wrote in his Memoirs that he "had no doubt that a Franco-German war must take place before the construction of a united Germany could be realised".
After France declared war, German states fought on Prussia's side to beat the French. Napoleon III was taken prisoner; he later died in exile in England in 1873.
Between 1873 and 1877, Von Bismarck together with his masters in Great Britain engaged in a policy of isolating France, by manipulating the internal affairs of France’s neighbors, while maintaining relations with other nations in Europe.
Von Bismarck worked against the power of the pope and bishops over German Catholics and the Catholic Centre Party (organised in 1870).
In 1872, the Jesuits were expelled from Germany.
In 1873, anti-Catholic laws allowed the Prussian government to control the education of the Roman Catholic clergy.
In 1878, Bismarck instituted Anti-Socialist Laws, while at the same time coming with a Socialist program to make the Socialists less popular.
In 1873 Von Bismarck formed the League of the Three Emperors (Dreikaiserbund), between Wilhelm I, Tsar Alexander II of Russia, and Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary, which collapsed in 1887. Then Von Bismarck negotiated the Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary (against Russia).
He also negotiated the "Mediterranean Agreement" with Austria-Hungary, Italy and Britain.
Wilhelm II opposed Bismarck's foreign policy for his English masters, and preferred to serve Germany’s interests: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_von_Bismarck
According to William Engdahl, Germany at the end of the 19th century was considered a threat to British world domination.
Firestarter wrote: ↑Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:29 pmIn 1889, a group of German industrialists and bankers, led by Deutsche Bank, secured a concession from the Ottoman government to build a railway through Anatolia from the capitol, Constantinople. In 1899, the Ottoman government agreed that the German group could continue with the next stage of the Berlin–Baghdad railway project.
Germany was also becoming a close ally of France, but then the Dreyfus affair was staged to sabotage the relationship between Germany and France.
For information on the Dreyfus affair: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1415
For Britain this was a huge threat to their world dominance. It would also cut Russia off from her western friends, Great Britain and France. It is not surprising to find enormous unrest and wars throughout the Balkans in the decade before 1914, including the Turkish War, the Bulgarian War and continuous unrest in the region.
For information on how the mass murdering “Young Turks” freemasons destroyed the Ottoman Empire: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1107
One of the Kaiser Wilhelm II’s friends was Friedrich Alfred Krupp, owner of the steel and weapons business.
In 1890, Krupp developed nickel-steel, which was hard enough to allow a thin battleship to have armor, and a new cannon that could use Alfred Nobel’s gunpowder.
In 1892, Krupp acquired the Gruson Company to become Krupp-Panzer, manufacturer of armor plating. In 1893, Krupp constructed Rudolf Diesel’s new engine.
In 1896, Krupp bought Germaniawerft, which became Germany’s main warship maker, including the first German U-Boat in 1906.
On 15 November 1902, the Marxist magazine Vorwärts claimed that Friedrich Alfred Krupp was homosexual and had a number of sexual affairs with young men and underage boys in Capri, Italy. Krupp sued the journal and tried to use his friends in high places, including Emperor Wilhelm II, and had editions of Vorwärts seized.
On 22 November 1902, the day he would meet his friend, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Krupp was found dead in his home. The circumstances of his death remain secret.
Most stories claim that he committed suicide...
In a speech at Krupp's burial, Kaiser Wilhelm II attacked Social Democratic politicians, who – according to him - had lied about Krupp’s sexual preferences: http://www.glbtqarchive.com/ssh/krupp_fa_S.pdf
(archived here: http://web.archive.org/web/201903291207 ... p_fa_S.pdf)
And in 1909, the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) was founded mainly to counter the German “threat”. This was of course followed by the “Young Turks” coup of the Ottoman Empire, WW I and the Bolshevik revolution that destroyed Russia...