HOHENZOLLERN William II (Wilhelm)( Deutsch Emperor and King of Prussia)
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Hohenzollern, William II (Wilhelm) (27.1.1859, Potsdam - 4/6/1941, prov. Utrecht, Netherlands), the Germanic Emperor and King of Prussia (1888-1918). Expressed the interests of aggressive circles of the German bourgeoisie and the Junkers, . sought for a violent re-division of the world in their favor, . and was one of the initiators of the arms race, . building a powerful navy, . expansion of Germany in China, . Balkans, . Middle East, . Africa, . than mean,
. least contributed to exacerbate the contradictions that led to the 1-st World War. In 1914 - 18 played for the most barbarous methods of warfare that are contrary to established norms of international law. During the November revolution of 1918 fled to the Netherlands. November 28, 1918, Mr.. abdicated. At the Versailles Peace Treaty of 1919 (Article. 227) Wilhelm II of the International Tribunal to be tried as war criminals and war criminal. But the government of the Netherlands refused to extradite him, and the Prussian Landtag in 1926 William returned to the land previously belonged to him, palaces, securities and valuables. While in exile, has published several books in order to justify the aggressive policies of Imperial Germany. Welcomed the establishment of Germany's fascist dictatorship and the beginning of 2 nd World War.