German Unification

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    William 1 of Prussia becomes Emperor

    He was the King in Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg from 1713 until his death.
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    Economic development

    The net domestic product per capita went up at fast pace from 1780 to 1914. After 1850 economic growth was rapid. It changed agriculture and manufacturing.
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    napoleon invades german lands

    . Saxony quit Prussia and together with small states from north Germany allied with France. In Germany and Poland new Napoleonic client states, like the Kingdom of Westphalia, Duchy of Warsaw and Republic of Danzig were established. Two principal Austrian armies took the field, adding an additional 300,000 men to the Coalition armies in Germany.
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    Congress of vienna

    they were ambassadors of European. Chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, and held in Vienna .They were there to settle problems rising from things like French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the resoluting stateof the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Otto von bismark birth

    Otto von bismark birth
    Real name is Otto Eduard Leopold. He was a Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs with his conservative policies from the 1860s to his dismissal in 1890 by Emperor Wilhelm II.
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    It came into existence in Jan 1 1834. They are the German Customs Union. It was a coalition of German states formed to manage tariffs and economic policies within their territories
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    Frederick William IV is offered throne

    He alleviated press censorship and affirmed religious freedom for the independent Protestant sects and Rhineland Catholics. He was devoted more to the ideals of the Holy Roman Empire and divine right of kings than to liberal constitutionalism, and he disillusioned liberals by delaying the promulgation of a constitution, which had been promised by his father. He lost his nerves in in March 1843 in Berlin.
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    Frankfurt Assembly demands unity

    French July Revolution led to a temporary reversal of that trend, but after the demonstration for civic rights. National unity at the 1832 Hambach Festival. The abortive attempt at an armed rising in the 1833 Frankfurter Wachensturm, the pressure on representatives of constitutional or democratic ideas was raised through measures such as censorship and bans on public assemblies.
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    William II becomes Kaiser

    The German kaiser which is an emperor and king of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. He was one of the most recognizable public figures of World War I. He gained reputation through speechs and ill-advised newspaper interviews.
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    William I of Prussia becomes Emperor

    His his Minister President was Otto von Bismarck. Prussia achieved the unification of Germany and the establishment of the German Empire. He was the first German emperorer.
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    Bismark becomes prime minister

    He began almost immediately changing the reactionary dictionary of the Prussian government. Bismarck made a conservative nationalism a possibility. Bismarck left office soon after William II became emperor.
  • Blood and Iron

    Blood and Iron
    Blood and iron is the title of a speech by German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck given in 1862 about the unification of the German territories. It was also the phrase that Bismarck uttered near the end of the speech that has become one of his most widely known quotations.
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    Bismarck declares war on Austria

    Austria was defeated.They surrendered the province of Venetia to France, but then Napoleon III handed it to Italy as agreed in a secret treaty with Prussia. They lost influences
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    Bismarck declares war on Denmarck

    Bismarck's orchestration of the Austrian alliance during the Second Schleswig War against Denmark. Also know as his diplomatic "masterstroke." He tried to get many alliances to be successful
  • Constitutuon draft by Bismarck

    Constitutuon draft by Bismarck
    He defends his draft constitution for the North German Confederation. Bismarck also states many issues of immediate interest to Germany’s other federal states, including the fate of both their own parliaments and the German Customs Union.
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    Franco Prussian War

    Known as War of 1870. It was conflict between the Second French Empire against the Kingdom of Prussia and its allies in the North German Confederation, and the South German states of Baden, Württemberg, Bavaria and Hesse-Darmstadt.The was suppose to be important to unite the North German Confederation and the independent southern German states.
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    Bismark becomes chancellor

    He was became chancellor of Germany and was also Prime Minister of Prussia. His title was defined in the Constitution of 1871. Bismarck had created a united German national state, although it is debatable whether German nationalism or Prussian power was more important in his campaign.
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    Population growth 1871- 1914

    The rate of population growth averaged 1.34 percent compared to .47 percent annual growth in 1871. Germany’s population was 41 million in 1871. The annual rate of population growth in 1914 was 1.21
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    Campaign against kulturkampf

    The Kulturkampf launched by Bismarck in 1872 affected Prussia. Bismarck's program backfired. It energized the Catholics to become a political force in the Centre party.
  • Second Reich is created

    Second Reich is created
    Wilhelm I was declared Emperor of Germany at the military headquarters in Versailles. The Holy Roman empire ended so it was the start of the Second Reich.
  • Campaign against the Socialists

    Campaign against the Socialists
    Bismark set anti-socialist laws. He feared the outbreak of a socialist revolution.
  • Bismarck resigns

    Bismarck resigns
    Bismarck resigned with a sense of having failed. He opposed the Catholic Centre in the 1870s.
  • House of Krupp

    House of Krupp
    The House of Krupp is a book that talks about how World War 2 got started 10 years while it was still happening. The book exposes the wealthy German Krupp family life and its important steal company.