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  • Bismarck's Persuasion Prussia
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    In what ways did Bismarck contribute to the unification of Germany Bismarck contributed to the unification of Germany by convincing the surrounding states that they needed to side with Prussia in order to create a great nation and to feel safe from outside attacks. He achieved this by creating excuses to go to was against neighbouring countries, while still remaining to be seen as the good guy. Bismarck once said that "Not through speeches and majority decisions are the great questions of the da...
  • Relationship Between Austria And Prussia
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    How did the relationship between Austria and Prussia develop after 1815 and before 1850? The relationship between Austria and Prussia developed a lot during the era of economic wealth, revolution and war. Many governments were restored in Europe (after the defeating Napoleon). Legitimate monarchy was set up meaning the hereditary ruling families would be restored to their old thrones. This was agreed partly because it was seen as a more stable and suitable system suited to peace. Also Metternich...
  • Future Of Prussia
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    Bismarck as a 'mad Junker' tried to unify Germany under Prussian domination excluding the Habsburgs through force. Bismarck played a key role in the development of Industrialization of Prussia. As the Prime Minister of Prussia, he was 'blood thirsty' man who had tried and even succeeded in unify Prussia and Germany through force. In a year alone he had fought 25 duels thus giving him the name 'The Iron Junker'. While the Habsburg was weakened by the revolutions of 1848, Prussia took these years ...
  • Austria From The German Confederation
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    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...
  • Great Elector And Fredrick And Fredrick William
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    The rise of Prussia between 1640 and 1786 happened because of the combination of military, political, and social factors. Three of the kings responsible for the uprising of Prussia were, Fredrick William, "the Great Elector", and Fredrick, and Fredrick William I. The nobility and aristocracy, known as "Junkers", played a dominating role in the Prussian state. The military had grown from 45,000 to 83,000 men, consisting of nobles as high-ranking generals, and peasants as low-ranking soldiers, the...
  • Shift In Power From Austria To Prussia
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    The Congress of Vienna had been a meeting of the powers, to dictate the borders and boundaries of Europe. When they re - divided the Confederation of the Rhine into the Confederation of the Germanic states Austria became the dominant power in this area, at least initially. By 1866 Prussia was now the dominant power in Germany and how they got there is quite clever. The Unification of Germany is a result of the shift in power from Austria to Prussia. The first step that began Prussia down the roa...
  • Austria Prussian Rivalry And Prussia
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    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...
  • Austria And France Over Prussia
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    The debate About "Blood and iron" & "coal and iron". Explain Bismarck's involvement in the above the debate and the role of economic growth. What role did nationalism play? The unification of smaller German states was very important to the eventual Unification in 1871. The main factor for the unification of smaller states was the Napoleonic wars that led collapse of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 and the confederation of the Rhine set up by napoleon from 200 small states became 39 larger but stil...
  • Bismarck's Aims
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    Bismarck – How Much Did Bismar Essay, Bismarck – How Much Did Bismar Bismarck – How much did Bismarck's success from 1862-70 depend on the errors and misjudgements of others? According to the traditional German view, German unification was achieved in 1871 as a result of the actions of one great man, Otto von Bismarck, the Minister-President of Prussia, who planned the events leading to unification in detail. However, more recent historians have argued that Bismarck had no such...

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