Wilhelm II Quiz
He is often described as one of the key beginners of one of the bloodiest wars in human history. His name was so despised across the world that in some nations it is still used as an insulting figure of speech.
Yet, there was a possible course of events where he could have simply ended up as just another monarch remembered ambivalently by European historians. Wilhelm II of Germany was born in the midst of a radical age in human history. His forefathers were involving themselves in one of the most sweeping political revolutions Europe had housed in decades.
Then, when Wilhelm II rose to power, all of that work took an unexpected turn. We can debate where Wilhelm II went wrong or if he was simply a victim caught in a tangle of circumstance. However, the fact remains that Wilhelm II piloted a promising nation into its collapse. Historians still discuss how much of a role Wilhelm II’s leadership played into this political disaster.
Regardless, during his reign over Germany, he enacted a number of controversial measures that sought to expand the power of his regime. He was a pacifist by no means. Yet, there is little saying that he was prepared for the full scope of the war he involved his country in. By its end, it was clear that he had bit off more than he could chew and ended up paying the price.
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Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.