June 15th 1888: Wilhelm becomes Kaiser
On this day in 1888 Crown Prince Wilhelm became Kaiser Wilhelm II upon the death of his predecessor Frederick III. He dismissed Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and took more control of policy, and proved an ineffective war leader during World War One. Wilhelm was the last Emperor of the German Empire and reigned until 9th November 1918 when he abdicated following growing disaffection with his leadership. After Wilhelm, the German monarchy was abolished and Friedrich Ebert became the first President of Germany. Wilhelm died in 1941 aged 82.
Pickelhaube (casco prusiano) de la Garde-Kürassier (c. 1800)
German unit during the Battle of the Marne in September, 1914. Note the early rifle grenades.
Kaiser Wilhelm II (27 JANUARY 1859 – 4 June 1941) in Admiral Uniform
Painting by Felix Ehrlich
Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria
I really need a coat like that.
HM The German Emperor, King of Prussia, as an Austrian Field Marshal c. 1902
No, this is why women survive longer than men.
this hurt to look at
actually it’s true. in sociology we learn about the fact that men participate in more risky behavior to prove masculinity and this is a way the patriarchy hurts men and pat of the reason the life expectancy is longer for women
"this is a way the patriarchy hurts men"
No..this is a way “patriarchy” would help define who was more suited for whichever role they were competing in.
Women live longer because they DON’T NEED to do these things because evul “patriarchy”
Let’s all thank feminism though for helping women do the things that will supposedly shorten womens lives coz “patriarchy” and also to fight for men as well so they can stop doing the things that feminism just fought for women to do….even though those things are apparently directly related to our shortened lifespans and are masculine “patriarchy” anyway….
if it helps men it’s patriarchy, if it doesn’t it’s still patriarchy
patriarchy patriarchy patriarchy
It is borrowed from my ancestors,
I must return it unstained.
My honor is not my own,
It is loaned from my descendants,
I must give it to them unbroken.
My blood is not my own,
It is a gift to generations yet unborn,
I should carry it with responsibility.
|—||Vince Enlund (via daughterofsvarog)|