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This new German navy was a threat to Britain's naval dominance, the glue that held the empire together, and something for which Britain could not stand. That rivalry then turned into an arms race as each nation tried to outproduce the other with ever greater feats of technology. This culminated in the production of Dreadnought battleships which were seen as the nuclear weapons of their day. Britain really initially admired this new nation, Britain really actually thought as a friend but imperial Germany soon began to threaten Britain's sense of supremacy.

  • We live in a world of colossal inequality, where vast wealth and resources are held by a tiny minority.
  • When Germany, in support of its ally, then declared war on Russia that brought France into the war on Russia's side.
  • From 1 August, the British took further action that brought them closer to war.

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