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German Unification

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    Economic Development

    Before the 1800's Germany was heavily rural with some trade centers. Though during the 19th century it went through rapid economic growth led by heavy industry.
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    House of Krupp

    This is a metal based company where Friedrich Krupp built a factory in Essen on 1810. It would eventually aid the nazi's with weaponry.
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    Napoleon invades German lands

    To fight off Napoleon Prussia got the aid of Germany, Russia, Sweden, and Austria, although Great Britain could not help due to the Peninsular war. The highpoint of the German campaign was the Battle of Leipzig which Napoleon lost. The exact date of the German campaigns end occured during the early months of 1814.
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    Congress of Vienna

    This was a conference of ambassadors of the European states that was held in Vienna. The leaders of this conference wanted long-term peace for Europe.
  • Otto von Bismarck birth

    Otto von Bismarck birth
    He was born in Schonhausen, to a wealthy family that owned an estate west of Berlin. Bismarck was well educated and became fluent in English, French, Italian, Polish, and Russian.
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    This was made to tariffs and economic policies within it's territories. Though all states of the German empire were not part of the zollverein until 1888.
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    Frankfurt Assembly

    This was the first freely elected parliament for all of Germany. Its first session was held in Paulskirche at Frankfurt am Main.
  • Frederick William IV is offered the throne

    Frederick William IV is offered the throne
    Frederick was king of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. Along with being the oldest son of and successor to his father Frederick William III.
  • Blood and Iron Speech

    Blood and Iron Speech
    King Wilhelm I made Bismarck minister president and foreign minister to encourage the Prussian landtug to approve an increase in military spending. Part of Bismarcks closing statement on the matter was that Prussia should save its strength for a favorable moment.
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    Bismarck declares war on Denmark

    This was fought by Prussia and its allies against Austria and its allies. Prussia was the victor in this conflict due to a quick shift in power away from Austria.
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    Constitution drafted by Bismarck

    This was a parliament elected by the first Reichstag. It was finally accepted on April 16th.
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    Bismarck declares war on Austria

    An alliance between France, Italy, and Austria never had their business concluded for Napoleon III did not consent of the idea of Rome in occupation with Italy.
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    Franco-Prussian War

    In France this is often reffered to as the war of 1870. This conflict emerged from tensions regarding the German unification.
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    Population Growth

    This started during the second reich. Though it ended the year of World War 1.
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    Is translated to English as a Campaign against the Church. This was enacted by Bismarck to limit the power of the Roman Catholic Church.
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    William I becomes emperor

    Under his and Bismarck's leadership Germany achieved unification. Which led to the creation of the German empire which he was its first emperor.
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    Second Reich

    The three rulers during the second reich were William I, Frederick III, and William II. It lasted the start of William I's beginnig to Willliam II's ending.
  • Bismarck becomes Chancellor

    Bismarck becomes Chancellor
    He would emain a chancellor until 1890 when Kaiser Wilhelm II removed him from office. Due to his diplomacy using Realpolitik he was known as the Iron Chancellor.
  • Bismarck becomes prime minister

    Bismarck becomes prime minister
    King William I made Bismarck prime minister two years after William was crowned. He did this to help deal with the Diet refused to finance the army.
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    Campaign against socialists

    This was commisioned by the German Reichstag as acts to stop socialist actions. The socialist radicals were just that when one of them fired two shots at William I.
  • William II becomes Kaiser

    William II becomes Kaiser
    One of his first major mistakes was removing Bismarck from office in 1890. Being the emperor in power during the time he was the person who started World War 1 in 1914.
  • Bismarck resigns

    Bismarck resigns
    Bismarck was 75 years old when he resigned at the insistence of William 2. He was succeeded as chancellor of Germany by Leo von Caprivi.