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German Unification

  • Frederick William IV is offered the Throne.

    Frederick William IV is offered the Throne.
    He remained dedicated to unification. He didnt however accept "A crown from the gutter".
  • Napoleon Invades German Lands.

    Napoleon Invades German Lands.
    The invasion lasted til about 18th June 1815.
  • Congress Of Vienna

    Congress Of Vienna
    The Congress of Vienna ended in 1815. The goal was not simply to restore old boundaries, but to resize the main powers so they could balance each other off and remain at peace. The leaders were conservatives with little use for republicanism or revolution. France lost all its recent conquests, while Prussia, Austria and Russia made major territorial gains. Prussia added smaller.
  • Otto Von Bismarck Birth

    Otto Von Bismarck Birth
    BORN 1 April 1815
    Schönhausen, Prussia
    (in modern Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
    DIED 30 July 1898 (aged 83)
    Friedrichsruh, Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire
  • Zollverein

    The Zollverein or German Customs Union was a coalition of German states formed to manage tariffs and economic policies within their territories. Organised by the 1833 Zollverein treaties, the Zollverein formally came into existence on 1 January 1834. However, its foundations had been in development from 1818 with the creation of a variety of custom unions among the German states. By 1866, the Zollverein included most of the German states.
  • Frankfurt Assembly Demands Unity

    Frankfurt Assembly Demands Unity
    The session was held from 18 May 1848 to 31 May 1849, in the Paulskirche at Frankfurt am Main. Its existence was both part of and the result of the "March Revolution" in the states of the German Confederation. It ended in 1849.
  • Frederick William IV Is Oferred The Throne

    Frederick William IV Is Oferred The Throne
    Frederick William became King of Prussia on the death of his father in 1840. Through a personal union, he also became the sovereign prince of the Principality of Neuchâtel (1840–1857), today part of Switzerland.
  • William II Becomes Kaiser

    William II Becomes Kaiser
    Lasted til about 1941. Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen; Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was the eldest grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe.
  • Blood And Iron Speech

    Blood And Iron Speech
    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 is also a transposed phrase that Bismarck uttered near the end of the speech that has become one of his most widely known quotations.
  • Constitution Drafted By Bismarck

    Constitution Drafted By Bismarck
    This went til about 1871.
  • Franco Prussian War

    Franco Prussian War
    The war ended on 10 May 1871. North German Confederation were led by the Kingdom of Prussia.
  • Second Reich Is Created

    Second Reich Is Created
    This went to some time in 1918.
  • Population Growth 1871-1914

    Population Growth 1871-1914
    This growth was til about 1914. There was about 41 million people in 1871 and 67 million people in 1914.
  • Campaign Against The Church (Kutlurekampf)

    Campaign Against The Church (Kutlurekampf)
    Lasted to about 1878. Bismarck accelerated the Kulturkampf, which did not extend to the other German states such as Bavaria. As one scholar put it, "the attack on the church included a series of Prussian, discriminatory laws that made Catholics feel understandably persecuted within a predominantly Protestant nation." Jesuits, Franciscans, Dominicans and other orders were expelled in the culmination of twenty years of anti-Jesuit and antimonastic hysteria.
  • William I Of Prussia Becomes Emperor

    William I Of Prussia Becomes Emperor
    He was no longer the emperor by 9 March 1888.
  • Bismarck Becomes Chancellor

    Bismarck Becomes Chancellor
    Otto was a chancellor until 20 March 1890.
  • Bismarck Becomes Prime Minister

    Bismarck Becomes Prime Minister
    Bismarck became prime minister of Prussia. He was in office for minister until 20 March 1890.
  • Campaign Against The Socialists

    Campaign Against The Socialists
    "Law against the public danger of Social Democratic endeavours") were a series of acts, the first of which was passed on October 19, 1878 by the German Reichstag lasting till March 31, 1881, and extended 4 times (May 1880, May 1884, April 1886 and February 1888).
  • Bismarck Resigns

    Bismarck Resigns
  • House Of Krupp

    House Of Krupp
    Up until about 1967. The Krupp family , a prominent 400-year-old German dynasty from Essen, have become famous for their steel production and for their manufacture of ammunition and armaments, and infamous for their brutal use of slave labor during World War II.
  • Economic Development

    Economic Development
    Economic development originated in the post war period of reconstruction initiated by the US. In 1949, during his inaugural speech, President Harry Truman identified the development of undeveloped areas as a priority for the west.