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Old 03-22-2014, 12:58 PM   #33
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Default Re: New Reality Seeds

Originally Posted by Astromancer View Post
In the 1890's Germany successfully gets Great Britain to agree to an Anglo-Germman defence pact (as a means of controlling and counter-balancing Russian expansionism).
A vital element of this would be limiting the Imperial German Navy so that it could not threaten the dominance of the Royal Navy. The easy way to do that is to let Wilhelm II play with the RN enough that he doesn't feel the need for one of his own.
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