Imperial Europe (31 March 1906)
Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean
Germany viewed the Entente Cordiale as a threat and tried to exploit the tensions caused by the war between Russia and Japan to undermine it. However when the German Kaiser decided to openly support the Sultan of Morocco against the French, most of the other powers sided with France and he was forced to back down. As a compromise solution, the Algeciras Conference was called, affirming both Moroccan independence and French influence in Morocco.
Russian Baltic Fleet, bound for the Far East, fires on British trawlers in Dogger Bank, killing 3 fishermen
1905 Russian Revolution
General unrest across Russia and its empire
Tangier Crisis begins
Kaiser Wilhelm II visits Tangier, proclaiming support for the soveeignty of the Sultan of Morocco and initiating the First Moroccan Crisis