Greatest event in modern history
world order imprinted by world war one (Sort of 2)
Safe haven when confronted with change
Germany wasn’t called Germany until 1851.
Germany was a country in 1871.
Britain and Germany had the power, what would France and Russia
have been thinking? Scary World Powers.
United states fights, becomes the united states
Ottoman Empire declines
Africa was very hard to make an empire
Junhgles and Deserts
o Last frontier of Colonialism
Slow but sure penetration!
Spying is not the business for Gentlemen
Naval Race 1906-1914 (Or "SCARE")
Secrets in the past- Presidential affairs, media kept secrets.
In the 19th century, many people (The elite) were convinceed that
spyign was beneath them
Navies are the projection of one's power and economic right
Building navies can easily call an arms race
Anglosaxens are geman tribes
HMS Dreadnought If it's hot, you die. If it's cold, you die.
Weather is important
Britian builds ships… but then so does france and japan
German Navy Law (1908)
German building ships
British public panics
government wants to build 8 new ships
Public yells "We want 8 and we won’t wait”
William Le Queux Spies of Kaiser (1908)
Was in ritish navy, became a pulp fiction writer
o Works published on newsprint that was inferior quality
Dime store novels
Listed actual people in the government
5000 spies in England in 1908
British Secret Service
Placate the british public
MI 5-domestic, 6-foreign
Mansfield Cumming (Head MI 6 1909-1923)
Afraid of the Sea
Has elite status
No idea how to run an intelligence agency
Well this is the first organized one
Stabbed his (Wooden) leg when meetings went awry
Taken advantage of by younger