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Unformatted text preview: led the officer corps to focus its energies on preserving the social status and political influence of the Army. influence A Military Society? A Military Society? Social make-up of the officer corps – in 1913, 70% of Social officers and 50% of colonels and generals were from non-noble families. non-noble Contemporary critics of the German Army Criticism in the left-wing press Satirical novels criticising the behaviour of the officer corps The Zabern Affair (1913) – public outcry over military behaviour This more of a Prussian than a German phenomenon – This the Bavarians routinely mocked Prussian militarism. the Germany not the only nation in Europe where the army Germany and navy were held in high esteem. and The Kaiser and his Court The Kaiser and his Court The power of the Kaiser made the The court an important place in Imperial politics and society. Imperial The court provided access to the The monarch and opportunities to gain political/social influence. political/social John Röhl – Wilhelm II presided öh...
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