This chapter describes that Germany foreign policy was designed to secure recognition of its status as a world power. Recognition is a social act that ascribes to a state some positive status, whereby its identity is acknowledged and reinforced as meaningful by a significant. The struggle for recognition holds the possibility of producing conflict among states because in response to the experience of disrespect. The First Moroccan Crisis grew out of the imperial rivalries of the European great powers, particularly France and Germany, and hence Morocco was directly connected to each state identity as a great power. Agadir Crisis dramatically increased the likelihood of a major power war in Europe. The struggle over Morocco played an important role in precipitating the First World War. Security dilemma theory has come to be seen as the most powerful explanation for the security competition that seems to plague great-power politics in the modern era.