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  • Italian And German Unification
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    I Italian and German unification had many similarities amongst each other. However, significant players in both nations paths to a unified state had very different approaches to unification. Modern Italy owes its foundation most of all to the Camillo di Cavour. Before his time the Italian peninsula was made up of scattered independent states. Giuseppe Mazzini inspired the Italians to make the peninsula one kingdom. Giuseppe Garibaldi was the great military hero. Cavour, a nobleman, was the organ...
  • Effect Of Gorbachevs Reforms On The Gdr
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    Which Major Domestic And International Factors Made German Unification Possible There were four major groups which played a large role in the unification of Germany in 1990 and whose actions made this unification a possibility. The first of these was the Soviet Union. and in particular President Gorbachev, whose actions in the USSR set the scene for the end of the Cold War and made reunification a possibility. Second, the SED, the communist government in the GDR, which essentially failed to reac...
  • Important Factor Of The German Unification
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    THE UNIFICATION OF GERMANY In 1871 the thirty-eight states of what was once the Holy Roman Empire, re-united to become what was known in the early twentieth century as simply, The German Empire, united under the rule of the German Emperor, or Kaiser. There are many factors which led to the unification of the German states; liberalism, nationalism, Otto Von Bismarck, fear of 'another Napoleon', the Prussian King William I, and the three wars Prussia fought. One of the key factors which led to the...
  • Important Factors In Germany's Unification
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    It is a matter of great debate amongst historians as to whether or not Germany could have been united without Bismarck, and if his contribution to the unification has been exaggerated. Whilst it is true that Bismarck was instrumental in the unification of Germany, many other factors also contributed, and many historians see his involvement as more of a catalyst to speed up the process. In support of this argument is the fact that there were already attempts at unification before Bismarck came to...
  • 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 And Italian Wars Of Unification
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    Germany and Italy: The Struggle For Unification The rise of nationalism in Germany and Italy was long combated by the established regimes, but a unified Germany and Italy was an inevitability. The people of these two countries suffered from a long history of disorganization and disunity, but strong leadership in the end united them both. The similarities between Germany and Italy range from the subtle to the very obvious, but there also are some major differences. The situation in Germany was th...

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