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  • Southern German States Into Unification
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    When Otto von Bismarck was recalled from Paris to become Minister-President of Prussia in 1862, German nationalism was already more than 40 years old. First apparent in the opposition to Napoleons occupation of the German states, national feeling grew into a movement after 1815. This feeling was encouraged by a growth of interest in German literature and music and by increased economic cooperation between the north German states. By 1848 it was strong enough to make the creation of a united Germ...
  • Austria From The German Confederation
    720 words
    Unification was not only the by-product of Bismarck's real agenda, which was to defend and reinforce traditional Prussian interests. The three major conflicts, the war with Denmark over Schleswig-Holstein, the war with Austria in 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war in 1870 were not pre-arranged in a plan to unite Germany, but instead they were separate and self-contained. However this being the case, Bismarck did use the outcomes of these events in his favour and used them to create a united German...
  • Southern States With The North German Confederation
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    German Unification of 1871 This paper will discuss the process of the unification of Germany. It will also discuss how the unification of Germany affected western civilization as a whole and individually. German Unification was the merging of the states in the North German Confederation and other German states to form the German Empire. The North German Confederation was formed in 1867 under the leadership of Prussia, and the initiative of Otto von Bismarck whom was appointed by William I, King ...
  • Austria Prussian Rivalry And Prussia
    473 words
    Before Bismark got ahold of Germany there were many problems that needed to be delt with to unify Germany. For instance Louis Napolean consolidated his rule and Cavour schemed, the German states were locked in a political stalemate. and at the same time powerful economic forces were under ming the political status quo. Austria had previously blocked Fredrick William IV of Prussia to unify Germany. The German customs Union, Zollverein, tariff duties were substantially reduced so that Austria's hi...
  • Addition During The Negotiations With Austria Bismarck
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    'To what extent was Bismarck responsible for Austria's systematic isolation from German affairs between 1860 & 1866?' Otto Von Bismarck was solely responsible for Austria's isolation from German affaires between the years 1860 and 1866. The decision of the Prussian king Wilhelm 1st to give up his political control over Prussia, due to the lack of cooperation from the Prussian Parliament, led to the appointment of Bismarck as President of Prussia by Wilhelm 1st. Bismarck, who accepted the offer r...
  • Bismarck's Contribution To Unification
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    'How significant was Bismarck's contribution to the unification of Germany?' In January 1871 King William first of Prussia became Kaiser William the first of the new German empire. The creation of the empire was one of the most important developments of the nineteenth century. However, the process by which Germany came to be unified has been and area of heated historical debate ever since. There are many people and events to consider in weighing up contributions to unification, but no one man wa...
  • German Confederation To Prussia
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    Roughly from 1850 to 1870 the Unification of Germany took place. After the unification, Germany rose as a dominant power in Europe until World War 2. The process of the unification was mainly spread over three wars. But to a great extent, the unification was due Herr Otto Von Bismarck's diplomacy. However, to a small extent, it was due to other factors such as the formation of the Zollverein, revolutions, nationalism and assemblies and congresses held in the past. From the 1790's to 1814 French ...
  • Austria Hungary
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    History Thousands of years Austria Austria History Thousands of years ago, the great valley of the Danube River was an important pathway for the tribes who came to Europe from the east. Settled in prehistoric times, the central European land that is now Austria was overrun in pre-Roman times by various tribes, including the Celts. Traders also came from the north, carrying goods to trade in Rome and Alexandria. The route from the north and the route from the east crossed at a place in the Danube...

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