Failed Revolutions (1848-1850)Failed revolutions within the German states, common aim: Unify Germany
Austria and Prussia restore the German ConfederationAustria and Prussia restore the German Confederation
Failure of the Frankfurt AssemblyThe first freely elected parliament for all Germany fails.
P.S: Not exact date, but in 1850
Otto von Bismarck becomes the Minister President of PrussiaOtto von Bismarck becomes the Minister President of Prussia
Austria & Prussia vs. DenmarkWin for Austria and Prussia, they are given Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, whcih has been contested for a while
PS. Not exact date: lasted from 1 Feb - 30 Oct
"Seven Weeks War"Prussia vs. Austria and the German States. (14. Jun - 23 Aug)
Called the "Seven Weeks War", quick win for Prussia.
- Formation of the North German Confederation
- Dissolution of the German Confederation
Franco-Prussian War (1870-71)P.S: Not exact date, lasts from 19 July 1870 - 10th May 1871.
The German Empire was formed during the war, see other timeline point.
Treaty of Frankfurt at the end in May 1871:
- Germany annexes Alsace-Lorraine
- France has to pay war reparations to Germany (Germany later complains abotu war reparations forced upon them by France after WW1)
Unification of GermanyThe Empire of Germany unified under Otto Von Bismarck.
As a result: Germany on the rise economically and industrially.