The First Moroccan Crisis (also known as the Tangier Crisis) was the international crisis over the colonial status of Morocco between March 1905 and May 1906. An international crisis is a Crisis between nations There are many definitions of an international crisis Morocco (المغرب "al-Maghrib" officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية is a country located in North Africa Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Year 1906 ( MCMVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting
The Kaiser Wilhelm II was worried about the recently signed Entente Cordiale between Britain and France. Flag of the United Kingdomsvg|right|70px]] The Entente cordiale is a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was the formal name of the United Kingdom from 1 January 1801 until 12 April 1927 The French Third Republic (in French, La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe He decided to test the new friendship between Britain and France believing that a simple crisis would show that the two countries wouldn't support each other.
The French were interested in taking over Morocco as a colony or a protectorate. France reached agreements in 1904 with Britain (April 8) and Spain (October 7) granting the French virtually protectorate control over Morocco. The Restoration was the name given to the period that began in December 29 1874 after the First Spanish Republic ended with the restoration of
The First Moroccan crisis grew out of the imperial rivalries of the great powers, in this case, between Germany on one side and France, with British support, on the other. The German Empire is the name commonly used in English to describe Germany from 1871 to 1918 when it was a semi- Constitutional monarchy: beginning with the Unification The French Third Republic (in French, La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was the formal name of the United Kingdom from 1 January 1801 until 12 April 1927 This was met with the hostility of Germany, which had been kept in the dark. Germany took immediate diplomatic action to block the new accord from going into effect, including the dramatic visit of Kaiser Wilhelm II to Tangier in Morocco on March 31, 1905. Tangier or Tangiers ]] ( Tanja طنجة in Berber and Arabic, Tánger in Spanish Morocco (المغرب "al-Maghrib" officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية is a country located in North Africa Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The Kaiser made certain remarks described as an "open door" speech in favor of Moroccan independence, a challenge to French influence in Morocco.
Germany sought a multilateral conference where the French could be called to account before other European sovereigns. French premier Maurice Rouvier, initially interested in a compromise solution, refused as French public opinion turned against Germany and the British lent their support to the French position. Maurice Rouvier (17 April 1842 - 7 June 1911 was a French Statesman. The French foreign minister, Théophile Delcassé, took a defiant line. Théophile Delcassé ( 1 March 1852 – 22 February 1923) was a French Statesman. The crisis peaked in mid-June, when Delcassé was forced out of the ministry by the more conciliation minded premier Maurice Rouvier; the French canceled all military leaves (June 15) and Germany threatened to sign a defensive alliance with the Sultan (June 22). On July 1 France with strong British backing, agreed to attend the conference, as it was apparent that Germany was becoming diplomatically isolated.
The crisis continued to the eve of the conference at Algeciras, with Germany calling up reserve units (December 30) and France moving troops to the German border (January 3).
The Algeciras Conference was called to settle the dispute, lasting from January 16 to April 7, 1906. The Algeciras Conference of 1906 took place in Algeciras Spain, and lasted from January 16 to April 7. Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 1906 ( MCMVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Of the thirteen nations present the German representatives found their only supporter was Austria-Hungary. An German attempt at compromise was rejected by all but Austria Hungary. France had firm support from Britain, Russia, Italy, Spain, and the United States. The Russian Empire ( Pre-reform Russian: Pоссійская Имперія Modern Russian: Российская Империя translit: Rossiyskaya The Kingdom of Italy ( Italian: Regno d'Italia) was a state forged in 1861 by the unification of Italy under the influence of the Kingdom The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Germans decided to accept a face-saving compromise agreement on March 31, 1906 that was signed on May 31, 1906. Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Year 1906 ( MCMVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting France agreed to yield control of the Moroccan police, but otherwise retained effective control of Moroccan political and financial affairs.
Although the Algeciras Conference temporarily solved the First Moroccan Crisis it only worsened international tensions between the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente that ultimately led to the first world war. The Triple Entente (" entente " — French for "agreement" was the name given to the loose alignment of the United Kingdom, the
This also showed that the Entente Cordiale was strong as Britain had defended France in the crisis. Flag of the United Kingdomsvg|right|70px]] The Entente cordiale is a series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom The crisis can be seen as a reason for the Anglo-Russian Entente being signed the following year since both countries backed France. The Anglo-Russian Entente or the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 was an accord signed on 31 August 1907 in St Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The Kaiser Wilhelm II was angry at being humiliated and was determined not to back down again which led the German involvement in the Second Moroccan Crisis. The Agadir Crisis, also called the Second Moroccan Crisis, was the international tension sparked by the deployment of the German gunboat ''Panther''