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  World War One timeline
c. 1895
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General Alfred von Schlieffen devises plans for a potential two-pronged attack against France and Russia in a swift war      
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Germany passes the first of four Fleet Acts, reflecting the determination of Alfred von Tirpitz to build a navy equal to that of Britain       
The first German submarine, or U-boat, is constructed in a programme to catch up with Britain and France in this area      
Britain launches HMS Dreadnought, the first of a massive new class of battleship      
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In direct response to Britain's new Dreadnought, Germany increases the production of battleships      
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Germany causes international alarm by sending a warship to Agadir, a port in French-controlled Morocco