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  • Prussia - 467 Words
    SIGNIFICANT EVENTS THAT LED TO PRUSSIA’S EXPANSION. The rise of Prussia started with one man, Frederick William. Fredrick was the first major ruler of Prussia. Fredrick was important to the rise of Prussia because he was able to get a large standing army. To sustain a large army Fredrick had to tax his people. Having a large army was the key to Prussia’s expansion. During the Spanish war, he offered his army to the Holly Roman Empire and by doing so gave him the title of King of Prussia....
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  • Rise of Prussia - 1068 Words
    Question: Analyze the military, political, and social factors that account for the rise of Prussia between 1640 and 1786. Bree Stanbrough Due: March 3, 2011 Period 4 The rise of Prussia from 1640 to 1715 was mainly due to the great leadership of Frederick William ‘the Elector’, Frederick William I and Frederick the Great of Prussia. Many military, social, and political factors led to the rise of Prussia also. The major factor that helped Prussia become a great power was the growth...
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  • Austria and Prussia 1815 - 1850
    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...
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  • Prussia Getting Stronger by 1862
    Prabriti Tiwari 2IB Why had Prussia emerged as the leading German state by 1862? By the 18th century Prussia was one of the most ruling power in Europe along with other nations like Britain, Italy and Russia. Prussia had also expanded its area by invading some of the areas in Europe. Due to efficient rulers in Prussia in the past, Prussia had been winning most of the wars in Europe and had strong nationalism which helped them to form their own constitution. Now the question is how did Prussia...
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  • Prussia vs Austria - 1496 Words
    After the 1815 “Congress of Vienna”, Prussia was officially one of the great powers in Europe. However in the German confederation Prussia had to compete with Austria for dominance, which finally resulted in a war in 1866. Building up to this Prussia became increasingly strong compared to Austria, the reasons for which have to be explored. In 1815 Prussia's population consisted of 73.5% rural people, while Austria had 80% rural people. However, after 1815 Prussia experienced a fast population...
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  • Compare and contrast the Dutch and Prussia
     Compare and Contrast the Dutch, and Prussia During the 17th century, The Netherlands and Prussia became very powerful at this time. It was due to trade routes, leaders in power, and money. Both of these small countries became very powerful and it was surprising because of their small size. France and England were not doing so hot at the time because on religion disagreements, which gave The Dutch and Prussia a chance to shine. The Dutch diverted water by creating dikes and dams,...
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  • Why Did Prussia Achieve Dominance in 1866
    In 1866, the North German Confederation was formed and Austria was to be permanently excluded from the affairs of the Kleindeutschland. It is possible to say that Prussia’s victory over its long term rival was due to its economic strength and relative stability of their society in comparison with Austria. However, in doing so, we would need to acknowledge that the Crimean War and the Hungarian uprisings had left Austria friendless and virtually destitute coffers, making their defeat all the more...
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  • Germany 1860s more powerful prussia than austria
    To what extent do you agree with the view that by the start of the 1860’s “Prussia was set to dominate Germany for the foreseeable future?” Firstly, one must define “set to dominate”, which could suggest that Prussia was widely accepted that it was inevitable she was going to rule Germany. The “foreseeable future” could suggest a time frame of a decade or so, but not immediately. On one side of the argument, it could be said that Prussia was the most advanced in economy and military in...
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  • Why Was Germany Unified Under Prussia and Not Austria?
    Why was Germany unified under Prussia and not Austria? I. Introduction A. Prussia was the foremost country in the unification of Germany B. Although it may have not been the intent of Prussia to unify Germany, it is certain that Prussia had the greatest amount of influence in German politics C. Austria was not in a political, economic, or social state to take on such significant role D. Prussia’s advantages: a. Almost exclusive German population b. Leadership more acceptable to German...
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  • Why Did Germany Unify Under Prussia and Not Austria Outline
    Why did Germany unify under Prussia and not Austria? Thesis: Prussia was economically powerful, militarily advanced, politically stronger with progressive government Economic Policies: Powerhouse: Prussia debt 11%, Austria debt 26% 1) Zollverein 1818 : customs union * Ended internal tariffs, encouraged development and communication between the States * Economic leader of the German Confederation; other states looked to Prussia economically * Austria didn’t remove internal...
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  • History: Why Prussia Managed to Secure Dominance in Germany for the Period 1848-1871.
    History Class Presentation JUNE 2001: Why, during the period 1848-1871, did Prussia achieve and secure dominance in Germany? It is believed that Prussia achieved and secured dominance in Germany because of the role of Bismarck, who got rid of the opposition in the Parliament, strengthened the Prussian army, exploited Prussia’s economic development and won three wars to secure the unification of Germany. However, it is also argued that international scenes too, helped Prussia make a...
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  • Why Prussia Became the Leading State Within Germany by 1871
    This essay will discuss about the reason why Prussia became the leading state within Germany by 1871. Prussia was a largest German state. Prussia is one of the reason why the German achieved their unification. Prussia was the natural leader among the German states and the process of unification that took place in the mid-19th century was a consequence of its earlier military, cultural and political achievements. After the negotiation of the Congress of Vienna, Prussia emerged as the major German...
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  • Ib History Hl Paper 3 (Germany, Bismarck, Prussia)
    BISMARCK Analyze Bismarck’s impact on Germany between 1871 and 1890. Compare and contrast Bismarck’s policies towards Austria and France between 1862 and 1871. “ Bismarcks policies both at home and abroad, between the years 1871 and 1890, merely ’ stored up problems for the future, both for Germany and Europe.”To what extent do you agree with this verdict? Assess the aims and achievements of Bismarcks foreign and domestic policies between 1871 ’ and 1890. Analyse the successes and failures of...
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  • extent and limitations of the Enlightened Despots/Absolutists in Prussia, Russia, and Austria
    Thesis: The Enlightened Absolutists in Prussia, Russia, and Austria did all attempt to go along with the enlightenment era but didn't always make the best decisions and ended up not following the enlightenment ways as best they could. Austria Extent 1711 HRE and Austrian monarch Charles VI issued the Pragmatic Sanction (1713 which persuaded Europe’s rulers to accept a female monarch and to never divide the Habsburg land) Maria Theresa became queen of Austria. She took local control away...
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  • Analyze the Military, Political and Social Factors for the Rise of Absolutism in Austria, Prussia and Russia in the 17th and 18th Centuries
    Austria, Prussia, and Russia all were absolute nations. Prussia and Russia were known for being very powerful states, though Austria was was being weakened at the time because almost everyone was against the Hapsburgs. Although some of their military, political, and social factors came quite close, each of the states specifically used each one to contribute to their rise to Absolutism. To begin, Prussia was not only known for its strong military but also its political enhancement. People...
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  • Bismarck - 380 Words
     Bismarck- Political Opportunist or Idealist? I strongly believe that Otto Von Bismarck was both a political opportunist and an idealist for the following reasons. Firstly, he used the Polish revolution to secure Russia’s neutrality in the upcoming war against Austria. Bismarck wanted Germany unified, but without the inclusion of Austria. A war between Prussia and Austria was now intended to unite northern Germany behind Prussia and to remove Austria as a rival in German Affairs. This...
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  • Nationalism - 337 Words
    Name Teacher Global II Date Nationalism Nationalism was the strongest idea of the 1800’s its influence spread throughout Europe and the Americas. It created new countries and ended old ones, it upset the balance created by the Congress of Vienna and made people want to govern themselves rather than be ruled over. Nationalism is the belief that people’s greatest loyalty should not be to a king or an empire, but to a nation of people who share a common culture and history. An example of...
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  • Scorched History on German Plywood: The New Works of Shay Abady
    Scorched History on German Plywood The new works of Shay Abady Shay Abady acts out of keen acuteness to the historic domain, and shapes his work in relation to history, a stance which leads him to pursue a dialogue with the grand tradition of Historical Painting The Renaissance era gave birth to the genre of "Historical Painting" – paintings of epic proportions that portray dramatic depictions of religious or mythological scenes, and visions of battlefields brimming with characters and...
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  • western civilization - 5948 Words
    Second Examination Review Sheet 1. What were the goals of the Great Powers at the Congress of Vienna? What were their aims and how did they redraw the map of Europe in the wake of Napoleon’s defeat? What did the chief architects of the Congress, such as Metternich, hope to achieve? Congress of Vienna was a conservative group that aimed to develop peaceful international relations system Goal: achieve postwar stability by establishing secure states with guaranteed borders. Restore regimes...
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  • Ap Euro Study Guide
    Ch 22 Crimean war:Russia vs Ottoman Empire, France and Britain vs Russia. Austria neutral (expected to help Russia, but didn’t) Russia wanted to protect Christian shrines in Palestine, Ottoman refused. Russia occupied Moldavia and Wallachia. Ottomans declared war. France and Britain in to protect balance of power. Suicidal charge of British light brigade at the battle of Balaklava, French and British attack Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea, Russian Sevastopol fell in Sept 1855. Treaty of...
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  • Historians Views on Bismark - 5261 Words
    Introduction Hamerow begins his introduction with a defense of the theory that history is determined by the great people of society or The Great Man Theory of history. He goes on to say that "They are the makers of the world in which we live. Otto Von Bismarck belongs in this Company." The controversies surrounding his life still go on between historians today. He is portrayed as a destroyer of liberty and also as a compromiser of liberalism. Some see Bismarck as trying to preserve the...
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  • Compare and contrast the two main figures of the European history of the 19th century: Napoleon III and Bismarck
    "Napoleon's tragedy was that his ambitions surpassed his capacities; Bismarck's tragedy was that his capacities exceeded his society's ability to absorb them. The legacy Napoleon left for France was strategic paralysis; the legacy the Bismarck left for Germany was unassimilable greatness"(statement made by Henry Kissinger) is in my opinion a correct statement. This statement can actually be separated into two parts. The first parts relates with the capacities, ambitions and successes of Bismarck...
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  • Bismark Attack Paper - 625 Words
     Bismarck exemplifies the best in effective leadership. While his methods may have been temporarily distasteful, his successful ends for Germany more than justified his means to achieve them. (ATTACK) Otto Von Bismark spent 10 years working for at united Germany in an attempt to shift the balance of power in Europe. He was once quoted as saying “People don’t make nations, strong leaders and wars do”, and he was more than willing to sacrifice his fellow Germans for his vision of a powerful...
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  • The unification of Germany was achieved through a policy of "Blood and Iron". How did Bismarck go about unifying the German states?
    When Bismarck was appointed Prussian chancellor in 1862 by King Wilhelm IV, The democratic attempt of unifying Germany had failed and there was widespread sentiment among the Germans in favour of unification. There were a number of obstacles in Prussia's way of unifying Germany. Among them were foreign powers' interests in Germany, In other words, In order for Bismarck to unify Germany he had to eliminate all the other powers that posed a threat to German unification. Since the political...
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  • The long nineteenth century - 5430 Words
     Final Paper European History from 1789 to 1914 Subject : Why is the period between 1789 to 1914 called the long nineteenth century ? Table of contents Introduction It is no easy task to define precisely what exactly could have been a period that spread over more than a hundred years, especially such a complex and detailed one as the long nineteenth century. This historical...
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  • German Unification - 2276 Words
    How important was Prussian Economic growth in bringing about the unification of Germany by 1871? Since Napoleon created the Confederation of the Rhine there had always been some who were looking for full unification of Germany. In 1862 Willem I was threating abdication due to the bund not granting his wish for military reforms. He appointed Bismarck who he trusted to do what he wanted and Bismarck complied. Bismarck went to illegally collect taxes to fund the reforms that, in the long run, were...
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  • Peerawas - 914 Words
    My name is Peerawas and i dont know what to fill this box in with so please help me or at least enter some instruction on top please. I like this website and im a student who lives in India ,Kolkata(Calcutta) and i wish to see the summary of the book called the "The BoyHood day" Thank you sjdsnds ds dasdsa dsdsadas dsa dsad sd sa dsad sadas dsa das das das d sfdsg sf gfdkokdfo[kg ksgkfokgokofkgojzfdpjfdzpgjpSMPDofjdpsjfdsjsekdfkp''fsdfidhshHOHEUHDihihhFUCJ 'joihs h hhliu...
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  • Connections between Regional Issues and European Struggles for Global Power in the Mid-18th Century
    Isabel AP World History DBQ: Analyze connections between regional issues and European struggles for global power in the mid-eighteenth century. Identify an additional type of document and explain how it would help your analysis of these connections. During the mid-eighteenth century, the European was struggling to spread its power in the whole world, especially in Americas and Asia, experiencing various regional issues in economy, diplomacy, and territory with local people. Document 1 6, and 9...
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  • Martin Luther and Ww2 - 5140 Words
    From Religious Reform to Global Conflict: How Martin Luther Caused World War II Martin Luther’s influence on history is common knowledge. However, the extent of his influence is not. One can simply look at the events following Luther’s actions to understand their real impact. Protestantism, initiated by Martin Luther, set off a chain reaction that eventually led to the American Revolution. That revolution, and its outcome, led the French to start a revolt against their own king. The...
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  • Bismarck and Cavour - 1188 Words
    By 1871, Europe was remapped with the rise of two newly united nations - the Kingdom of Italy and the German Empire. The unification movements of both countries took place at roughly the same time in the mid-19th century and were motivated by the same historical trends - liberalism and nationalism. Before the French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte, both Italy and Germany shared some similar features. Italy was divided into a number of separate states which were ruled by despotic kings. Yet the...
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  • New Germany Constitution of 1871 and Democracy in Germany
    How far did the new German constitution of 1871 establish a democratic form of government in Germany? 1871 marked the start of the new German Empire with Wilhelm I as Kaiser and Otto von Bismarck as chancellor. The National Liberals wanted a democratic constitution, which would limit the power of the Kaiser and give more power to the people of Germany by allowing them to vote. Despite his traditional conservative views, Bismarck joined the National Liberals in order to fulfil his wish for a...
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  • Kulturkampf Essay - 5167 Words
    A Critical Evaluation Of The Kulturkampf: The Motives & Consequences The purpose of this essay is to evaluate the anti-Catholic legislation introduced in Germany, during the 1870’s. This evaluation will utilise a selection of works by Bismarckian era historians, and will involve an examination and appliance of the current historical arguments and theories on the Kulturkampf, largely from historians like Ross, Smith, Gross et al. who have written extensively on the factors governing such...
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  • Unification of Germany (Otto von Bismarck)
    Otto von Bismarck was the Chancellor of the German Empire by the end of the 19th century. Under the rule of Kaiser Wilhelm I, he came up with diverse ruling strategies and policies to unify Germany and make it rise as the most powerful kingdom in Europe. To accomplish his main goal, one of Bismarck’s strategies was persecution of minorities in German territory. Besides that, to guarantee one single way of thought spreading throughout the Kingdom, he used specific educational methods in every...
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  • Bismarck's Fall - 1303 Words
    Bismarck’s Fall Threats to Bismarck’s Position * Late 1880s were a difficult period for Bismarck * William I was in his eighties and his advancing years cast a shadow over Bismarck’s plans. If he died, Crown Prince Frederick, a man of liberal views who was married to the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria, would ascend the throne. * It seemed likely that he would dismiss Bismarck and appoint a liberal chancellor. This would be welcome to the Reichstag where a majority was no longer...
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  • History - 955 Words
    How accurate is it that King Fredrick William IV of Prussia was responsible for the failure of the Frankfurt parliament? The Frankfurt Assembly came as a result of the political unrest in Prussia and the German states during 1848. Both liberals and radicals were dissatisfied with the lack of freedom that the government offered them. The assembly in Frankfurt was a gathering of elected representatives from Prussia, Austria, and all the Germanic states to discuss the creation of a unified...
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  • As Question - 269 Words
    Question 4 How consistent were Bismarck’s aims and methods from 1862 to 1871? The key word in this question about Bismarck was ‘consistent’. Most of the answers deployed accurate knowledge about developments from 1862 to 1871. The most successful essays used this knowledge to examine how far Bismarck’s aims and methods changed or remained the same. Moderate answers sometimes asserted in an introduction or conclusion that he was consistent and otherwise relied on narratives of...
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  • Bismarck: Master Planner or Opportunist?
    Unification of Germany Example Essays. Bismarck Master Planner or Opportunist? | | | | |Bismarck later declared that he had carefully planned unification of Germany in 5 clear | | |steps from 1862. He said that he had planned: 1.To Obtain Russian Neutrality; 2.To trick | |...
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  • Nationalism in Germany - 289 Words
    "The term nationalism refers to an ideology based on the notion that people who have a sense of homogeneity rooted in a conception of a shared history and a common ethnicity, cultural heritage, language, or religion should be united in a single nation-state free of "alien" political, economic, or cultural influence or domination." (Putins Peter, Rita) Nationalism has brought together many countries throughout its existence. For instance, Germany, Italy and France were all unified due to this...
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  • Bismarck - 2417 Words
    To what extend does Otto Von Bismarck deserve his reputation as the man who united Germany? On the 18th of January, 1871, Bismarck proclaimed the German Empire in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. Germany had been unified be Prussia, under its prime minister Otto von Bismarck. The unification involved three wars and, it has been claimed, was not created by a desire for nationalism but a struggle to determine Prussian dominance within the German states. Up until World War II, it...
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  • The Revolutionaries of 1848-49 Achieved Nothing. to What Extent Do You Agree with This Statement?
    The Revolutionaries of 1848-49 achieved nothing. To what extent do you agree with this statement? Since 1815 Europe had been undergoing massive economic expansion new methods of production brought in by the industrial era had caused economic disturbance and overexpansion in cities. Unemployment was high especially among artisans and craftsmen. A massive problem industrially was overproduction and the result of this was employers compensating by production curbing and so unemployment rose and...
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  • Why was Bismarck more successful than the 1848 revolutionaries in unifying Germany?
    Why was Bismarck more successful than the revolutionaries of 1848-49 in unifying Germany? There are numerous reasons why Bismarck was more successful than the revolutionaries in unifying Germany but the most important of these he identified himself by saying: „not through speeches and majority decisions, will the great question of the day be decided, that was the great mistake of 1848-but by iron and blood. The first factor leading to the failure of the Frankfurt parliament was their unclear...
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  • Key Political and Social Features of Kaiser Reich
    Michael Grundy Outline the Key Political and Social Features of the Kaiser Reich 1890-1914 In the March of 1890, as Kaiser Wilhelm 2nd took up the throne as The German Emperor and the Prussian King, the fall of one of the most celebrated and emphatic German chancellors was seen. Otto Von Bismarck had dominated German politics since 1862 and had lead Germany through the unification, his authority was so great that Germany had been referred to as a ‘Chancellor Dictatorship’. Bismarck however was...
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  • Within the Context of 1789-1890, Was the Unification of Germany a Result of Economic, Political or Military Forces?
    Within the context of 1789-1890, was the unification of Germany a result of economic, political or military forces? Numerous factors have lead to the progressive creation of a unified Germany by 1871; such factors are fundamentally related to economic, political or military origins. To accurately understand the reasoning behind the unification, one must look at the history preceding it – The after-effects of the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire; The significance of the French revolutions...
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  • Struggle for Control Fo North America Frq
    In the 1740's, Great Britain and France both realized that a struggle for control of North America was unavoidable. With the French's involvement in the fur trade and the English's concern with their cash crops the desire for more land grew, which ultimately caused clashes between the two empires. France pushed westward in pursuit of its one valuable resource, the beaver. European fashion setters valued beaver fur hats for their warmth and luxurious appearance. Demands for the fur grew....
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  • Bizmarck - 281 Words
    Certain motivating political and economic factors enabled Germany to gain its unification in the late nineteenth century. Its economic prosperity from the zollverein, technological advances, and political moves in terms of actions allowed it to ultimately acquire a solid unification by 1871. In terms of economic factors, Prussia's economic prosperity and financial stability in the 1850s enabled it to become one of two states powerful enough to bring about the unification of Germany. By 1834,...
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  • The Importance of the Zollverein in the Movement for German Unification
    Formation - the German Confederation created by the Congress of Vienna had 39 states, each having its dues and tolls on goods passim through its territory. This made goods expensive and hindered trade. For instance, Prussia had 67 different tariff areas within its border after 1815. As such, Germany was economically and commercially the most backward country in western Europe in the early years of the 19th century. Purssia took the lead to promote free trade movement in the German...
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  • Movements For Liberal Reform And Revolution
    Movements for Liberal Reform and Revolution- In decade following Congress of Vienna, conservative regimes=successful in maintaining order as only revolutions in Greece and Latin America succeeded, but late 1820’s brought new series of challenges. Russia, France, and Great Britain would deal w/ these new demands/problems in own unique ways.* Russia – Suppression:-- Secret societies developed in military. The Southern Society=more radical (republicans; no serfdom) while the Northern Society=more...
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  • Why the Frankfurt Parliament Failed
    Why the Frankfurt Parliament Failed The Frankfurt Parliament, an ‘assembly of German men’ founded in 1848, failed for a numerous amount of reasons such as conflicting views on the concept of Germany, lack of power, a disconnection with the public and the liberal views of Frankfurt Parliament. One of the first reasons for failure was that the Frankfurt parliament was unable to distinguish what Germany was, especially when deciding where the German borders start and finish. The Frankfurt...
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  • Key Factors of German Unification 1871
    The Key Factors of German Unification Germany became a unified country in 1871 under the leadership of Otto Von Bismarck. The separate states up until this time were independent, Prussia being the strongest and most influential, followed by Austria. There are several contributing factors to the unification of Germany, the most influential of which being the leadership of Otto Von Bismarck. The three wars that Prussia fought with Denmark, Austria and France also played significant roles in the...
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  • Consistency of Bismarck's Aims - 848 Words
    Consistency of Bismarck’s Aims Consistent Aims 1) Patriotism to Prussia Otto van Bismarck is credited with the unification of Germany. However, it can be argued that he deliberately fostered this myth, and that it was never his aim to begin with: he had not intended unification and was a Prussian patriot first. He distrusted Southern Catholic German states and feared the submergence of Prussia in a united Germany. Above all else, Bismarck was consistently concerned to uphold and extend...
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  • Why Was Bismarck More Successful Than the Revolutionaries
    Bismarck was more successful at unifying Germany in the years 1848 – 1849 than the revolutionaries because Bismarck was the chief architect of the German unification, and he had Prussian support and the Prussian army. The revolutionaries were divided and had different aims for Germany. The revolutionaries were deeply divided over the national question; should Germany be unified or not? They were also divided on social issues and constitutional grounds. The revolutionaries also had disputes over...
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  • Congress Of Vienna - 759 Words
    How successful was the Congress of Vienna in achieving the aims of the peacemakers? The Congress of Vienna was successful in achieving the aims of the peacemakers, to an extent. They accomplished maintaining the peace and balance of power in Europe for a while and the Congress was able to resolve many of their territorial disputes without difficulty. The Great Powers worked on maintaining the peace in Europe, doing whatever they needed to keep it. For a century they were successful, however,...
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  • Treaty of Versailles - 1150 Words
     Germany and The Treaty of Versailles Name: Course: Western Civilization Date: September 15, 2013 The Treaty of Versailles marked the official end of the Great War, with all the major combatants arriving at a resolution to the conflict. Simultaneously, the treaty also set the stage for the following world war in that the terms agreed upon by the treaty upset the centuries-old European balance that sought to prevent continental conflict. Germany, defeated by the Allies...
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  • Ap Euro - 348 Words
    victors (mainly the alliance of Russia, Austria, Prussia, and Great Britain) restored the French boundaries of 1792 and the Bourbon dynasty. 2. They made other changes in the boundaries of Europe, establishing Prussia as a "sentinel" against France, and created a new kingdom out of Belgium and Holland. 3. It was believed that the concept of the balance of power--an international equilibrium of political and military forces--would preserve peace in Europe. 4. But the demands of the victors,...
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  • Why Bismark More Successful Than Revolutionaries
    WHY WAS BISMARCK MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN THE REVOLUTIONARIES OF 1848-1849 IN UNIFY GERMANY? All the German states were able to unify faster than Italy because a very strong German nationalism existed between them. Bismarck was able to bring this nationalism together and unify all states into a strong Germany. On the other side, the revolutionaries had many obstacles to be able to unite the Germans into one whole country. Bismarck was more successful than the revolutionaries for various reasons;...
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  • Comparison of the Unifications of Italy and Germany
    TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introduction 1 Chapter 2: Similarities 1-4 Division of Each Country 1 The Leading States 1-2 iii. Involvement of Napoleon III 2-3 iv. Failed Revolutions 3 v. Nationalism 3-4 Chapter 3: Differences 4-6 i. Leaders 4 ii. Context of Unification 4-5 iii. Great Powers 5 iv. Unitary vs. Federal States 5 v. The Goal of Each Nation 5-6 Chapter 4: Conclusion 6 Chapter 1: Introduction Both Italy and Germany became unified in the mid to late 1800s after years of...
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  • Unification of Germany - 553 Words
    It can be argued that Bismarck was the key reason for the unification of Germany in 1871 especially due to his shrewd diplomatic methods. However, it can be argued that the weakness of the Prussia’s opponents notably Austria and France allowed for them to be defeated easily, while it can be justified that growing nationalist and liberal ideals played a role in the unification of Germany. Overall, all the factors played a role in the unification of Germany however, the key reason lies in the...
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  • To What Extent Did Bismarck's Successors Change His Policy in the Decade 1890-1900?
    To what extent did Bismarck’s successors change his policy in the decade 1890-1900? The Franco-Prussian war of 1870 acted as a watershed in European history with the formation of the German Empire. No power alone, (perhaps with the exception of Russia) could defeat the new German Empire, and all the European powers with the exception of France were willing to allow Bismarck to consolidate German gains provided there was no further expansion. Bismarck having successfully won the...
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  • KAISERS PERSONALITY 19001914 - 1834 Words
    To what extent was the course of Germany 1900-1914 dictated by the personality of the Kaiser? During the years 1900 and 1914 the position of the Kaiser as the head of the German state was clear. However his power and authority was challenged due to heavy influence from the Chancellor. In addition to a range of demands for social reform from the growth of socialist parties and pressure groups. Wilhelm’s believe that ‘There is only one man in charge of the Reich and I will not tolerate another’...
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  • Democracy in Germany - 2445 Words
    What is "The German Question"? What is "The German Question"? This is a question that has been posed by many analysts over the years, each having their own views on what fulfills this question. However, each agrees that it is a question of high complexity. According to Constantin Frantz, "The German Question is the most obscure, most involved and most comprehensive problem in the whole of modern history". What makes Germanys' question so difficult to pinpoint is the fact that for all of its...
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  • German Unification - 1412 Words
    “The Second Reich was proclaimed in 1871. It was war – nothing more and nothing less – that was responsible for its creation” 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...
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  • Italian Unification Movements - 2437 Words
    Italian unification l Background l After Napoleon, the Italian states were controlled by France. l Effect: l 1. They experienced the unity under the rule of an efficient government. l 2. They felt that they disliked being ruled by foreign countries, therefore nationalist feeling was aroused. l After the Congress of Vienna in 1815-16, they were divided into 8 states and the northern part of Italy was controlled by Austria-Hungary. l Again, they disliked the alien rule and...
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