People around the world recognize that current economic development trends are not sustainable and that public awareness, education, and training are key to moving society toward sustainability. Beyond that, there is little agreement. People argue about the meaning of sustainable development and whether or not it is attainable. They have different visions of what sustainable societies will look like and how they will function.
Wilhelm II, German Emperor Germany was a latecomer in the Empire Racewhich was already well underway when the country was unified in Germany, like almost all Western European states during the late 19th century, wanted the honor and security of having a vast colonial empire so it could increase its power and wealth.
German foreign policy in that period was intensely nationalistic ; it changed from Realpolitik to the more aggressive Weltpolitik in an effort to expand the German Empire. He was determined to intervene and replace the US with German economic power.
He felt that having a major Caribbean naval base in Cuba or Puerto Rico would be the first step in this intervention and that this would also serve to counter US control of the Panama Canalthen under construction.
Naval Lieutenant Eberhard von Mantey later Admiral and a naval historian was assigned the task of drawing up the plans.
Mantey, then 28 years old, began the work in lateworking through the winter into The secret plans were referred to as Mantey's "winter correspondence". The Kaiser directed a series of naval expansions, collectively called the German Naval Lawsto bring his goal closer to fruition.
German naval artillery attacks would then be directed on the established Norfolk Naval Shipyardthe expanding Newport News Shipbuilding center, and all other naval strength in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The New York Harbor facilities, von Mantey thought, were too much reinforced by fortifications holding powerful anti-ship guns to be considered a prime target.
A German flotilla, eight warships in Manila Bayprovoked the US Navy in the Philippines into firing warning shots but no damaging shots. A soon-to-be independent Cuba came under American economic influence.
German plans for a Caribbean base were obstructed. Following a major naval battle to obtain superiority over American surface vessels, German troops were to be landed at Cape Cod and armed with artillery.
The ground units were to advance upon Boston and fire into the city.
The all-important attack on New York required high speed for success: Next, the warships would advance to shell Manhattan and other areas of New York, hopefully causing American civilians to panic. This surprising development was alarming to his own General Staff as such a base would first need to be taken by force.
Admiral Otto von Diederichs reported to the Kaiser that the German Navy was now stronger than the US Navy, so it was up to the army to solve the problem of the land strategy.
General Alfred von Schlieffen was doubtful of the whole venture; he reported to the Kaiser thattroops "would probably be enough" to take Boston, but that many more would be required to take New York, a city of three million.
Stead called in "various fantastic schemes" for invading the United States, but contemporary observers saw them as unrealistic. Von Rebeur-Paschwitz left Washington to scout out the proposed landing location on Cape Cod, which he found to be unsuitable because it was not within sight of friendly naval artillery support.
He recommended shifting the landing to the beach near the lighthouse at Manomet Point.
This beach could be supported by German warships standing out from Cape Cod; it also included a nearby hill with a commanding view.
Using Train's report as his foundation, Von Rebeur-Paschwitz reported back to Tirpitz his opinion that two attacking forces should be landed at these two points for a pincer approach to Boston, converging from Manomet Point and Rockport. After seeing von Rebeur-Paschwitz's report, von Schlieffen wrote in December that the inexperience of von Rebeur-Paschwitz in army operations cast serious doubts on his judgement regarding landing troop locations and major attack strategy.
The existence of Train's seacoast defense report, said von Schlieffen, was a signal that the US was alarmed about possible enemy invasion in the Boston area.
The Americans would likely be better prepared to fight off such an invasion in the near future. These plans, called Operationsplan III Operation Plan IIItook world politics into consideration, specifying military and political advantages to be obtained by placing a naval base in Culebra, Puerto Rico ; a position that could be used to threaten the Panama Canal.
New York will panic at the prospect of bombardment. By hitting her here we can force America to negotiate. The sign on the gun barrel says " Monroe Doctrine ". Another condition was a poor state of American preparedness.
The US had been aroused, filled with a new martial spirit after its victory over Spain in The British Royal Navythe strongest navy in the world, was expanding further, and other countries were planning very heavy dreadnought -type battleships.
The Venezuela Crisis of — showed the world that the US was willing to use its naval strength to force an American viewpoint in world politics; the crisis established President Theodore Roosevelt 's Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrinesetting a precedent for US intervention in South American—European affairs.
In Aprilthe balance of power was seriously shifted in Europe with the signing of the Entente Cordiale by Britain and France. This improved diplomatic relationship between the two countries allowed French and British military forces to be shifted elsewhere, usually to the detriment of Wilhelm II's hope for a Kolonialreich —an empire of German influence much like the British Empire and the French colonial empire.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia refused to form a military alliance with Germany so the Kaiser determined that he should focus on strengthening Germany for a possible European conflict rather than an overseas invasion.
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