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Illustration from First Moroccan Crisis

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Illustration from First Moroccan Crisis

First Moroccan Crisis 1905 - 1906. Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, in Tangier, 31 March 1905, greeted the Sultan of Morocco as an independent sovereign and offered him protection from any French attempt at colonization. Cartoon by Bernard Partridge from " Punch", London

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1905 Arms Raised Authority Bernard Partridge British Culture Cloak Colonialism Emperor French Culture German Culture Gesturing Historical Clothing Illustration Technique Military Uniform Night One Mature Man Only Politics Punch Talking Text Western Script Wilhelm Ii Sultan Of Morocco


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This print captures a pivotal moment in history during the First Moroccan Crisis of 1905-1906. In this illustration by Bernard Partridge from "Punch" magazine, we witness Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany standing tall and proud in his military uniform as he engages in conversation with the Sultan of Morocco. The setting is Tangier, where on March 31st, 1905, Wilhelm II greeted the Sultan as an independent sovereign and offered him protection against any French attempts at colonization. The image portrays the complex dynamics of colonialism and politics that were prevalent during this time. With arms raised and gesturing confidently, Wilhelm II asserts his authority while donning a majestic cloak under the night sky. The text accompanying the illustration adds depth to its historical significance. This vertical composition not only showcases one person but also represents various cultures such as British, French, and German through their respective symbols present within the artwork. It is evident that Partridge's skillful illustration technique brings life to this historical event. As we delve into this visual narrative, it becomes apparent that this image encapsulates a crucial chapter in Western history - one marked by power struggles between nations seeking dominance over territories. This print serves as a reminder of how past events shape our present world order and invites us to reflect upon the complexities of international relations throughout time.

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