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  • <a href="http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/comment/belgneut/BelgA.htm#A">Treaties and Documents Relative to the Neutrality of the Netherlands and Belgium</a>
    1839-1914
    Taken from an appendix to Alexander Fuehr's The Neutrality of Belgium (1915) <p>
  • <a href="1914m/gene1856.html">Paris Declaration Respecting Maritime Law</a>
    16 April 1856. <p>
  • <a href="1914m/1867.html">The Treaty of London</a>
    21 June 1867
    Granting neutrality to Luxembourg (French translation) <p>
  • <a href="1914m/gene68.html">St. Petersburg Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War,
    of Certain Explosive Projectiles</a>
    29 November - 11 December 1868 <p>
  • <a href="http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/1914m/willnick/timeline.htm"> Timeline of Events</a>
    1870 - 1914 <p>
  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/emstelegram.htm">The Ems Telegram</a>
    1870
    Precipitating the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/allyahg.html">The Dual Alliance Between Austria-Hungary and Germany</a>
    7 October 1879 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/land1880.html">Oxford Laws of War on Land</a>
    9 September 1880 <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/moltke.html">On the Nature of War by Helmut Moltke (the Elder)</a>
    1880 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/liga3.html">The Three Emperors' League</a>
    18 June 1881
    Linking Germany and Austria-Hungary with Russia. <p>
  • <a href="1914m/triporig.html">The Triple Alliance</a>
    20 May 1882
    Joining Italy with the Germany/Austria-Hungary alliance.
    (Eight articles in the original French)
    See also <a href="1914m/tripori2.html">expanded version of 1912</a>
  • <a href="1914m/tripally.html">The Triple Alliance</a>
    20 May 1882
    (English translation of the above)
    See also <a href="1914m/tripall2.html">expanded version of 1912</a> <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/speech.html">Bismarck and the "Polish Question."</a>
    28 January 1886
    Speech to the Lower House of the Prussian Parliament
    (English translation) <p>
  • <a href="1914m/reinsure.html">The Reinsurance Treaty</a>
    18 June 1887
    Bismarck's alliance with Russia <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/internat.html"> Die Internationale</a>
    1888
    Translated by Richard S. Levy <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/dismiss.html"> Bismarck's Fall from Power</a>
    1890 <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/wilhelm.html"> Wilhelm II -- Swearing In New Recruits</a>
    23 November 1891 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/franruss.html">The Franco-Russian Alliance Military Convention</a>
    18 August 1892
    Leading to the Triple Entente <p>
  • <a href="1914m/willnick/wnmaina.htm">Willy-Nicky Letters between the Kaiser and the Czar</a>
    1894 - 1914
    (English translations -- including introduction and timeline) <p>
  • British Official Documents on the Origins of the War</font>
    Multi-volume set ed. by G. P. Gooch and Harold Temperley
    Vol. I, The End of British Isolation: 1897 - 1903, <a href="http://link.library.utoronto.ca/booksonline/digobject.cfm?Idno=99001094&">University of Toronto Digital Collections</a>
    Vol. XI, The Outbreak of War: June 28 - August 4 1914, <a href=" 1914m/gooch/mainguch.htm">Dual Frame version</a>; <a href="1914m/gooch/firstpps.htm">Standard version</a>
    Major Resource!</dl> <p>
  • <a href="hague.html">Hague Convention</a>
    29 July 1899 & other ratification dates <p>
  • <a href="1914m/opendoor.html">The First 'Open Door Note'</a>
    6 September 1899 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/bulow.html">Bülow's 'Hammer and Anvil' Speech before the Reichstag</a>
    11 December 1899
    (German original)
  • <a href="1914m/buloweng.html">Bülow's 'Hammer and Anvil' Speech before the Reichstag</a>
    11 December 1899
    (English translation) <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/china.html">Kaiser Wilhelm II on German Interests in China</a>
    2 July 1900 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/abc.html">The ABC Proposal for British Foreign Policy</a>
    November 1901 <p>
  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/anglojapanesealliance1902.htm">Anglo-Japanese Alliance</a>
    30 January 1902
    To counter French and Russian designs in the Far East <p>
  • <a href="1914m/entecord.html">The Entente Cordiale Between The United Kingdom and France</a>
    8 April 1904
    Later joined by Russia <p>
  • <a href="1914m/schlieffen.html">The Schlieffen Plan</a>
    1905 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/morocco.html">The First Moroccan Crisis</a>
    31 March 1905 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/portsmouth.html">Treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War</a>
    1905 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/anglruss.html">The Anglo-Russian Entente</a>
    1907 <p>
  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/youngturkproclamation.htm">Proclamation of the Young Turks</a>
    1908 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/bosherz.html">The Annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria-Hungary</a>
    September - October 1908 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/dailytel.html">The Daily Telegraph Affair</a>
    28 October 1908 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/racco.html">The Racconigi Bargain</a> (Excerpts)
    October 1909 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/illusion.html">Norman Angell's The Great Illusion</a>
    1910 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/llgeorge.html">Agadir Crisis: Lloyd George's Mansion House Speech</a>
    21 July 1911 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/lux-pm.html">Luxembourg Railways Intelligence Report</a>
    24 September 1911
    (Contains facsimiles of original handwritten documents) <p>
  • <a href="1914m/odbrana.html">The Narodna Odbrana</a>
    1911 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/blk-cons.html">Constitution of the Black Hand</a>
    1911 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/haldane.html">The Haldane Mission</a>
    8 - 12 February 1912 <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/class.html">Heinrich Class, "If I were Kaiser"</a>
    1912
    English translation of Wenn ich Kaiser wär'. <p>
  • <a href="1914m/tripori2.html">Amended Version of The Triple Alliance</a>
    5 December 1912
    (Fifteen articles in the original French). <p>
  • <a href="1914m/tripall2.html">Amended Version of The Triple Alliance</a>
    5 December 1912
    (English translation of the above) <p>
  • <a href="1914m/roumaine.html">Austro-Hungarian / Rumanian Accord</a>
    5 February 1913
    (In the original French) <p>
  • <a href="http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/wilson1913inauguration.htm"> President Wilson's Inaugural Address</a>
    4 March 1913 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/zabern.html">The Zabern Affair</a>
    1913 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/arabetuk.html"> British Imperial Connexions to the Arab National Movement</a>
    1912-1914 <p>
  • <a href="1914m/lichnowy.html"> Prince Lichnowsky's Mission to London, Memoirs</a>
    1912-1914 <p>
  • <a href="http://h-net.org/~german/gtext/kaiserreich/bernhardi.html">The Next War, by General Friedrich von Bernhardi</a>
    1914 </ul> <p>



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