German expansionism in the Wilhelmine period
READ: Chapter 5 from "A Concise History of Germany", 2nd Edition by Mary Fulbrook.
In the essay: Discuss why the different types of German expansionism (military, colonial, industrial)in the Wilhelmine period helped force Germany and Europe down the path toward war in 1914. What other cultural and sociopolitical factors also played a role in this context? Do you agree with those historians who argue that Germany was responsible for the outbreak of World War 1? Why or why not?