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What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?

The New Yorker - Miranda Carter

One of the few things that Kaiser Wilhelm II, who ruled Germany from 1888 to 1918, had a talent for was causing outrage. A particular specialty was insulting other monarchs. He called the diminutive King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy “the dwarf” in front of the king’s own entourage. He called Prince …

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