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  • 1870 And 1890 Bismarck
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    Otto von Bismarck and his Policies- Otto von Bismarck or Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince von Bismarck, Count von Bismarck-Sch nhau sen, Duke von Lauenburg-was a Prussian statesman who in 1871 founded the German Empire and served as its first chancellor for 19 years. Once the empire was established, he actively and skillfully pursued pacific policies in foreign affairs, succeeding in preserving the peace in Europe for about two decades. But in domestic policies his patrimony was less benign, for he f...
  • German Unification Bismarck
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    Bismark and the Unification of Germany The New Empire In 1871 Otto von Bismark, a Prussian statesman, founded the German Empire and served as its first chancellor for 19 years. Bismark gave the German people an identity of their own and unified the 39 German states that made up Prussia in the second half of the 19th century. When the empire was established, he skillfully pursued strict policies in foreign affairs and succeeded in preserving the peace in Europe for two decades. Although he unifie...
  • Persecution Of The Catholic Church Bismarck
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    Throughout history men have been struggling to become the strongest or most dominant force in society. Scores of men, throughout history, have taken notice that it is easier to control several smaller states as opposed to one unified state. In the late 15th and early 16th centuries a man by the name of Nicolo Machiavelli reflected the actions of famous men and their assent to power in his book The Prince. If Machiavelli's advice was followed, a ruler could almost guarantee success. But perhaps t...
  • Bismarck's Feelings On Napoleon
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    II. Summary 1) The book I have reviewed, Bismarck, is a complex look at the life of the German legend, and is certainly intended for historians not unlike the author himself. Palmer does not exclude any part of the man's life even dwelling into his childhood and adolescence. His attention to details is very apparent, even to his own admission, using public and private letters written by Bismarck himself. This book is not intended for a student looking for a little more information on the subject...
  • 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...
  • Unification Of Italy And Germany
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    Describe three key events each from the unification of Italy and Germany. Why do you think Germany became a strong nation, while Italy remained weak? Italian unification failed in 1848. In the 1850's leadership in the Risorgimento fell to Camillo di Cavour, premier of Sardinia. Cavour began by liberal reforms within Sardinia and created an image of modern progressivism. He also brought the French into an alliance against the Austrian overlords of Italy. In the war that followed Cavour's diplomat...
  • Bismarck In Germany And Cavour In Italy
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    Germany and Italy had to face many problems in order to establish their respective unification. One of Prussia's main concern was the fear of nearby nations such as Austria and France. These nations believed a strong united nation would affect their power of influence. As for Italy, the main concern was the Vienna peacemakers who wished for a divided Italy under the control of Austria. Both of these countries had strong influential supporters for the unification of their country. The two major s...

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