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Prussian and German
economies
During the 1850s, the Prussian
and wider German economy
grew significantly.
Prussia gained m...
Improved railways
As part of this economic
growth, there was massive
increases in rail building.
In 1850 there was 5856 km...
Support for peasants
During this time, Prussia
introduced changes to
improve the working
conditions of factory peasants.
T...
Argument for influence
Due to the Zollverein, the
smaller German states’
economies were tied to Prussia.
As Prussia’s econ...
Arguments for influence
A stronger economy allowed
Prussia to build a bigger and
stronger army.
Also, the extensive train
...
Bismarck’s role
Bismarck’s role here is minimal;
the main strength of the economy
was based on the Zollverein, from
before...
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Reasons for german unification prussian economy

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Reasons for german unification prussian economy

  1. 1. Prussian and German economies During the 1850s, the Prussian and wider German economy grew significantly. Prussia gained more access to natural resources in areas such as the Rhine.
  2. 2. Improved railways As part of this economic growth, there was massive increases in rail building. In 1850 there was 5856 km of railways in Prussia, increased to 18,876 km in 1870.
  3. 3. Support for peasants During this time, Prussia introduced changes to improve the working conditions of factory peasants. This aimed to reduce support for revolutionary ideas.
  4. 4. Argument for influence Due to the Zollverein, the smaller German states’ economies were tied to Prussia. As Prussia’s economy grew, so did the others, and this increased their reliance on Prussia.
  5. 5. Arguments for influence A stronger economy allowed Prussia to build a bigger and stronger army. Also, the extensive train network was a significant reason for Prussian success in their war against Austria.
  6. 6. Bismarck’s role Bismarck’s role here is minimal; the main strength of the economy was based on the Zollverein, from before Bismarck’s time in office. Bismarck was able to use the outcome of a stronger economy to build a stronger army.

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