Obstacles to german unification german princes

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Obstacles to german unification german princes

  1. 1. 39 states There were 39 states in the German Bund – each of them had their own leader. A united Germany would only have one leader, which could cost the different leaders their power and influence.
  2. 2. Main obstacle? Yes Each state’s leader controlled its army – which made opposition to them difficult. Jealousy of other leaders’ power was also a strong force, again opposing unification.
  3. 3. Main obstacle? No Many small states relied on Austria and Prussia for military protection, so found it hard to oppose their wishes. Also, the Zollverein gave Prussia an influence over member states.

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