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




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