Chapter 25.2 The Unification of Germany: Carrie&Kaylee

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  • Bismark's Rise to Power

    Bismark's Rise to Power
    Bismark was a conservative who believed that the state should hold power and not the people. He was against democracy and the idea of parliament. Bismark collected taxes from the people without parliament's permission. He ignored the constitution and outraged liberals.
  • The Danish War

    The Danish War
    Prussia and Austria wanted to take back the new Danish constitution. Then they declared war on Denmark after they refused. Denmark was relying on France and Great Britain to help them, but neither of them did. After 3 months of fighting Denmark surrendered.
  • The Seven Weeks War

    The Seven Weeks War
    When Prussia expanded, Bismark was expecting conflicts with Austria. Bismark declared war with Prussia. Using technology Prussia had more advantage. Prussia had defeated the Austrians in seven weeks, in ending with the Treaty of Prague.
  • The Franco-Prussian War

    The Franco-Prussian War
    To finish the unification of Germany, Bismark persuaded southern Germany to join the North German Confederation. Bismark had recieved a telegram from the King and changed it, so it sounded like the king insulted the French ambassador. Which outraged the French, so they declared war on Prussia. A treaty followed in May 1871.
  • Formation of the German Empire

    Formation of the German Empire
    All German representatives had met in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles near Paris. They then declared the Formation of the German Empire which included all German states, except Austria. Prussia's Capital had become the capital of the empire, King William I was appointed German Emperor. Bismark was named Chancellor, and had accepted the constitution that united the German states.