History | German Empire | Surroundings and familiy of Wilhelm II. 02853064
History | German Empire | Proclamation of the German Empire by the prussian king in Versailles 18.01.1871 00290844
History | German Empire | Wilhelm II, German Emperor 02849722
History | German Empire | Otto von Bismarck, 1815 - 1898 00028244
History | German Empire | Monarchism and patriotism in Germany until 1918 02863778
History | German Empire | Parlaments, parties, election and right of election until 1918 02841605
History | German Empire | Rollenbilder und Moralvorstellungen 02871031
History | German Empire | Nobility in Germany until 1914 02835002
History | German Empire | Middle class in Germany until 1914 02835193
History | German Empire | Workers and craftsmen in Germany until 1918 02835194
History | German Empire | Servants in Germany until 1918 02835192
History | German Empire | Poverty in Germany until 1918 02844910
History | German Empire | Working women until World War I 02350917
History | German Empire | Cars, trains and horses: mobility before 1914 02844442
History | German Empire | Family life in Germany before 1914 02836982
History | German Empire | Childhood in Germany before 1914 02871032
History | German Empire | Free time in Germany until 1914 02868631
History | German Empire | Wedding in Germany around 1900 02868632
History | German Empire | University and students in Imperial Germany 02836983
History | German Empire | School and professional training in Imperial Germany 02836984
History | German Empire | Militarism in Germany until 1918 02864280
History | German Empire | Great manouvres in Germany until 1914 02840036
History | German Empire | Artillery, machine guns and other technical kinds of warfare in the german army until 1914 02840037
History | German Empire | Cavallery in the german army until 1914 02840038
History | German Empire | Germany's navy before 1914 02840035
History | German Empire | Conscription, drill and barracks life in German army until 1914 02840034
History | German Empire | Modernization Made in Germany before 1914 02835206
History | German Empire | Industry in Germany until 1914 02835195
History | German Empire | Agriculture and forestry in Germany before 1914 02835205
History | German Empire | Defence industry in Germany before the First World War 02870897
History | German Empire | Mining in Germany before 1914 02868630
History | German Empire | Communication and media in Germany before 1914 02853063
German Empire

The German Empire emerged from the Franco-German War in 1871. To demonstrate the defeated the claim to power of the new empire, Emperor Wilhelm was crowned in the Hall of Mirrors of Versailles. This provocation strained relations with France until after the Second World War. However, the guidelines of domestic and foreign policy were determined less by the Emperor and more by the Chancellor of the Reich, Otto von Bismarck. Under him the Kulturkampf took place and it was he who introduced the social laws. At the end of the year of the Three Emperors, Wilhelm II sat on the throne and dismissed Bismarck. However, Wilhelm II wanted to lead the world not only economically, but also in terms of power politics. However, this brought the Rech increasingly into conflict with other major European powers, putting it in a dangerous position in terms of foreign policy. This escalated in 1914 and led to the First World War. The defeat of Germany in 1918 also meant the end of the German Empire.


In our Special on the German Empire, you will find the picture dossiers again with short information texts and divided into the areas of politics, everyday life and society, economy and military.