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Describe 2 problems Kaiser Wilhelm II faced in achieving his ambitions before 1914

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One problem that Kaiser Wilhelm II faced is the growth of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) who believed in the idea of socialism. This means that wealth and power is shared equally among people. This was a problem for Kaiser as he believed in the idea of authoritarianism which means that there is one sole leader who is in control of the country. Therefore the idea of socialism goes against the Kaiser's beliefs.

Another problem Kaiser faced is industrialisation. Because Germany was rapidly building new factories, this led to people in rural areas moving too urban areas in search for work. This became a problem as it meant that there will be less farmers leading to less food. The Kaiser wanted Germany to be an independent country meaning that he doesn't want Germany to rely on international trade as they don't want to look weak.

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