Hobart became the 10th Baron Zemo. He was killed during a civilian uprising in 1879 A.D. After attempts were made on the life of William I, the previous year, there was legislation passed that outlawed the social democratic party which led to the uprising. Hobart's great-grandson from the future, Helmut Zemo, had tried to save his life, but went back in time before being able to do so. After Hobart's death the Barony fell to his son Baron Herman Zemo.
n 1888 A.D., after Whilhelm I's passing, his son Wilhelm II quickly dismissed Bismarck. Start of William II. 's reign; start of trend towards colonial expansion and build-up of navy to compete with the British Empire.
World War I (1914-1918)
In 1914, "The Great War" began when Archduke Franz Ferdinand , heir to the thrones of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, was killed by an assassin from Serbia. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Due to various treaties Germany allied with Austria-Hungary while Russia aided Serbia; in turn, France was pledged to defend Russia. The Britain attempted to remain outside the conflict, but when Germany invaded Belgium to flank France's border defenses, the Britain joined the war to honor arrangements with Belgium.
Herman the 11th Baron in the Baron Zemo encountered the original Union Jack and waged chemical warfare on British troops using mustard gas. Herman's time traveling grandson, Helmut, became annoyed with Herman's boasting at the slaughter of their enemies while his own men were starving and Castle Zemo was reduced to rubble.
In 1916, Wolfgang von Strucker encountered the Momentary Princess in which was fated to appear and disappear at regular intervals of time. When he touched it, and saw his future as he became the leader of the Hydra.
In 1918, Germany was defeated, signs armistice. Emperor William II abdicates and goes into exile.