German Unification - Melissa, Sophia, and Nora

By bowdenm
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    House of Krupp

    German industrial complex that provided steel and weapons for the world market. It was started in Friedrich in 1811. The House of Krupp was a distinct 400-year-old German dynasty from Essen.
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    Napoleon invades Russia

    Napoleon Bonaparte lead an invasion into Russia that lasted about six months. He wanted to be victorious but in a quick manner. After his invasion, Napoleon was forced into exile in April 1814.
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    Congress of Vienna

    The Congress of Vienna never met for consistent meetings. They had two goals, the first being to establish a balance of power in Europe. Their second goal was to prevent political revolutions.
  • Otto von Bismarck Birth

    Otto von Bismarck Birth
    Otto von Bismarck, also known as the Iron Chancellor, unified German and was the great leader of Prussia. He was born in Berlin.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    This battle marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, a French military leader. In the end, the French surrendered and retreated.
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    Zollverein included most German states by 1866. "Establishment of the German Confederation leaves the question of economic and customs authority to future negotiation" (N.A.). Many people decided to transfer into the Zollverein.
  • Fredrick William IV is offered the throne

    Fredrick William IV is offered the throne
    Fredrick William IV became king of Prussia after his fathers death. He wan't only the king of Prussia but the prince of Principality of Neuchatel.
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    Frankfrurt Assembly

    The first freely elected parliment in Germany was the Frankfurt Assembly. The Frankfurt Constitution was created by the assembly after many time consuming and contovversial debates. The Frankfurt Assembly wsa formally called the German National Assembly.
  • "Blood and Iron" speech

    "Blood and Iron" speech
    Otto von Bismarck gave the famous "Blood and Iron" speech in 1862. The speech talked about the German Unification. His famous speech gave him the nick name the Iron Chancellor.
  • Bismarck declares war on Austria

    Bismarck declares war on Austria
    In 1864, Bismarck began wars to gain more German land. He went against Denmarck and in 1866 he started the Austro-Prussian war which caused them to defeat Austria.
  • The Ems Dispatch

    The Ems Dispatch
    The Ems Dispatch also known as the Ems Telegram, talks about what the King wrote to Bismarck. Small quote from text "Count Benedetti intercepted me on the promenade and ended by demanding of me, in a very importunate manner, that I should authorize him to telegraph at once that I bound myself in perpetuity never again to give my consent if the Hohenzollerns renewed their candidature.
    I rejected this demand somewhat sternly, as it is neither right nor possible...."
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    Franco-Prussian War

    Ofton referred to as the "War of 1870", the Franco-Prussian war lasted 9 months and 3 weeks and ended in German victory. There are a couple causes for this war, including the disagreeing on the unificiation of Germany. In fact, some Prussian officials said a war against Germany was unavoidable and necessary.
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    The Franco- Prussian War

    The Franco- Prussian War ws about efforts to gain control of the southern German states. It was located in France • Prussia and it caused the French Empire to collapse. In the end Germany declares victory.
  • Germany is created

    Germany is created
    The unification and creation of Germany occurred officially at the Versailles Palace's Hall of Mirrors in France. Although religious, linguistic, social, and cultural differences made unification harder, Germany eventually got "created."
  • Bismarck becomes chancellor

    Bismarck becomes chancellor
    Bismarck ruled from early 1871 to early 1890. He was removed from chancellor by Kaiser Wilhelm II after controlling domestic and foreign affairs with Wilhelm I.
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    Population Growth

    Europe's population growth rose from a measly 193 million in 1800 to 423 million in 1900. The population growth was due to a high level of falling death rates and improved agricultural production. Europeans used to take up 24% of the world's population in 1900, now only 12%.
  • German constitution drafted by Bismarck

    German constitution drafted by Bismarck
    This constitution was originally an amended version of the North German Constitution. This document was even signed by the German Emperor.
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    Economic Growth

    After the unification of Germany and Otto von Bismarck became the Iron Chancellor, the economic growth came to be. Bismarck was the one who led them into this state of huge economic growth. In 50 years Germany grew from a small and simple country to a great, wealthy, well-known one all because of this growth in economy.
  • Campaign against Church (Kulturekampf)

    Campaign against Church (Kulturekampf)
    Rudolf Vircrow declared a batlle with the Roman Catholics. Bismarck never trusted the church and their ways.
  • Campaign against Socialists

    Campaign against Socialists
    Otto von Bismarcks Anti-Socialist Law of 1878 was his most important repressive law as the Chancellor. "The newly elected house was more conservative than the last and passed the law reproduced below on October 21. It banned all Social Democratic associations, meetings, and newspapers."(N.A)
  • Wilhelm II becomes Kaiser

    Wilhelm II becomes Kaiser
    Wilhelm II was the last German emperor, or kaiser, and king of Prussia. Being one of the most recognizable public figures of World War I, Wilhelm II got a reputation for being a cool and collected militarist through his speeches and bad newspaper reviews.
  • Bismarck resigns

    Bismarck resigns
    Otto von Bismarck resigned on March 20th, 1890 after 19 years in his position. Him and Wilhelm I were removed by Kaiser Wilhelm II in early 1890.