» Prior to this time period, Germany was a collection
of 39 independent states that helped each other
out.
˃They shared cu...
» Most Prussians were Germans.
» It had a big army.
» It had a liberal (based on Enlightenment
principles) constitution.
» Wilhelm was in charge of Prussia. He was
supported by a conservative (supported old
ideals) group called the Junkers.
» ...
» Bismark vowed to govern Germany using blood
and iron, not speeches. In other words, talk is
cheap but he was going to be...
» Bismark convinced
Austria to help
Prussia take German
lands from Denmark.
» He then manipulated
Austria into a fight
wit...
» Bismark’s final move to
unify Germany was to
provide an external
enemy.
» He lured France, led by
Napoleon III, to decla...
» After the defeat of
Napoleon III in the
Franco-Prussian
War, German
unification was
complete.
» Austria was left on
the ...
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Nationalism in germany

  1. 1. » Prior to this time period, Germany was a collection of 39 independent states that helped each other out. ˃They shared cultural and language ˃Two most important: Austria and Prussia
  2. 2. » Most Prussians were Germans. » It had a big army. » It had a liberal (based on Enlightenment principles) constitution.
  3. 3. » Wilhelm was in charge of Prussia. He was supported by a conservative (supported old ideals) group called the Junkers. » Wilhelm appointed Otto Von Bismark the prime minister. (position similar to the president) » Bismark believed in realpolitik (real life politics). This means he wasn’t a supporter of idealistic, enlightened politics.
  4. 4. » Bismark vowed to govern Germany using blood and iron, not speeches. In other words, talk is cheap but he was going to be a man of action. » He embarked on a path of German unification. (What does unification mean?)
  5. 5. » Bismark convinced Austria to help Prussia take German lands from Denmark. » He then manipulated Austria into a fight with Prussia and its allies, weakening Austria.
  6. 6. » Bismark’s final move to unify Germany was to provide an external enemy. » He lured France, led by Napoleon III, to declare war on the German states. This convinced them it was time to become one country.
  7. 7. » After the defeat of Napoleon III in the Franco-Prussian War, German unification was complete. » Austria was left on the cold.

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