German Unification Events

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  • Napoleon's Affects

    Napoleon during his time as emperor took land along the rhine river for France, dissolved the Holy Roman Empire, and established the Rhine Confederation of German States. This all affected the unification of Germany.
  • The Zollvervein

    Prussia created an economic union called the Zollverein. This eliminated tariffs between the German States allowing for free trade to occur.
  • Frankfurt Assembly

    Friedrich Wilhem IV refused the crown of emperor due to the German states offering the crown without consent of the German states. He also refused because of the constitution that abridged the rights of the German states.
  • The "Blood and Iron" Speech

    Otto von Bismarck gives his speech stating that he is willing to fight to keep Germany united. He also describes Realpolitik.
  • Otto von Bismarck

    Otto von Bismarck a.k.a. the "Iron Chancellor," was a military leader and chancellor. He played an important role in the unification of Germany. He fought to keep Germany united. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War, the Austro-Prussian war, and the Denmark war.
  • The Unification of Germany

    The German states became united with the exclusion of Austria.