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Wie Bismarck aus Helgoland eine deutsche Insel machte

Lesedauer: 4 Minuten
Matthias Benirschke
Blick vom Oberland auf die Landungsbrücke und die auf der Reede liegenden Schiffe während der Ankunft von Kaiser Wilhelm II. am 10. August1890 auf Helgoland. An diesem Tag weht über der Insel zum ersten Mal die deutsche Flagge

Blick vom Oberland auf die Landungsbrücke und die auf der Reede liegenden Schiffe während der Ankunft von Kaiser Wilhelm II. am 10. August1890 auf Helgoland. An diesem Tag weht über der Insel zum ersten Mal die deutsche Flagge

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Als "Helgoland-Sansibar-Vertrag" ging der Deal in die Annalen ein. Viele Deutsche schüttelten über das Geschäft damals den Kopf.

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Die Insel in der Nordsee gehörte seit 1814 offiziell zu Großbritannien

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Der Vertrag sollte Spannungen zwischen Deutschland und Großbritannien entschärfen

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