There were many trials and tribulations through the history of Germany's foreign policy.
Many of the foreign policies were military and economic based. There were also many great and not so great men who shaped the fortunes of Germany. One of them was Otto von Bismarck who was the Germany's prime minister from 1862 to 1873, he was also Germany's first chancellor from 1871 to 1890. Kaiser Wilhelm II was the second chancellor of Germany, he was chancellor from 1890 to 1914. Gustav Stresemann was the former chancellor from August to November of 1923 he served as the foreign minister until his death in 1929. Adolf Hitler was Germany's chancellor from 1933 to 1945 and he was the main culprit of WWII. There were also many economic conflicts with Britain, France and Russia. The judicial system is also very unique to Germany.
Otto von Bismarck formed the Three Emperor's league in 1873 it lasted until 1875.
The reason he form the league was to isolate France by making friends with Austria and Russia. The emperor's of this league were Kaiser William I of Germany, Czar Alexasnder II of Russia, and Emperor Frnacis Joseph of Austria. These three emperor's agreed on three terms for the alliance.
The first was to maintain the existing territorial arrangements in Europe, the second was to resits the spead of revolutionary movements, and the third was to consult one another in any international difficulties that arouse (Kent 191). On June 18, 1881 it was secretly renewed and lasted three more years. In 1884 it was renewed again and lasted three more years until 1887 when it collapsed because competition between Austria-Hungry and Russia for spheres of influence in the Bulkans (Kent 194).
Between 1877 and 1878 a brewing rivalry between Austria and Russia grew fierce. In...