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  • House of Krupp

    House of Krupp
    Friedrich Krupp was the founder of the house of Krupps' steel foundry in 1810. The company was created in Essen and the family would invest in new technologies.
  • Napoleon Invades Russia

    Napoleon Invades Russia
    Napoleon tried to invade Russia due to a disagreement between the coutnries. Napoleon ended up finding Moscow already burnt to the ground.
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    The Congress of Vienna was a group of European leaders. These leaders were trying to maintain peace in Europe.
  • Otto Von Bismarck Birth

    Otto Von Bismarck Birth
    Otto Von Leopold Bismarck was born on April 1, 1815. Later in life this man would lead Germany to its unification after the Franco-Prussian war.
  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo
    The Battle of Waterloo was an astonishing event where an army lead by Napoleon was defeated. Napoleon was defeated by an army of the Seventh Coalition comprised of anglo-allies and Prussians.
  • Zollverein

    Zollverein
    Zollverein was the German Customs Union. It was made to manage tariffs and economic policies inside of their country.
  • Frankfurt Assembly

    Frankfurt Assembly
    The Frankfurt Assembly was the first freely elected parliament in German history. It was held in the Paulskirche at Frankfurt am Main.
  • Frederick William IV is offered the throne

    Frederick William IV is offered the throne
    The German parliament offered Frederick William IV on April 3, 1849. However, William denied to offer saying he would not accept an offer from the gutter.
  • Blood and Iron Speech

    Blood and Iron Speech
    The famous Blood and Iron speech was given by Otto von Bismarck. The speech was to press the military ro be prepared
  • Bismarck declares war on Denmarck

    Bismarck declares war on Denmarck
    Prussia and Austria both attacked Denmarck in 1864. The countries attacked due to the king of Denmarck claiming Prussian territories as Danish territory.
  • Bismarck declares war on Austria

    Bismarck declares war on Austria
    In the year 1866 the Seven Weeks' War began. The war was over the argument of administration of two Prussian providences.
  • Ems Dispatch

    Ems Dispatch
    The Ems telegram was a report of a meeting between William I and the French ambassador. The dispatch was what caused France to declare the Franco-Prussian war.
  • Franco-Prussian War

    Franco-Prussian War
    The Franco-Prussian war was sparked by the Ems dispatch. It was part of Otto Von Bismarck's plan to unite Germany through war.
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    German population growth.

    In 1871 the German population was 41,000,000 people. After Germany became mostly an urban country the population rose exponentially. By 1914 the German Empire's population was almost 70,000,000 people.
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    Economic Growth

    The main cause of the economic growth was banks. The type of bank that helped the most was investment banks. The banks helped with the respects to exports and in the making, helped expand the economy.
  • Germany is created

    Germany is created
    After the Franco-Prussian war was won by Prussia, the southern German states unified with the North German Confederation. This unifaication created the country of Germany.
  • Bismarck becomes chancellor

    Bismarck becomes chancellor
    Otto Von Bismarck, after unifying Germany became the imperial chancellor of the new country. He was also given the title of fürst, or prince.
  • German Constitution drafted by Bismarck

    German Constitution drafted by Bismarck
    The North German Constitution was used through the years of 1867 to 1871. But, after Germany was unified the German Constitution was written, based greatly off of the North German Constitution.
  • Campaign against the Church (Kulturkampf)

    Campaign against the Church (Kulturkampf)
    The Kulturkampf was a set of German policies that referred to the reduction of power of the chruch. The Kulturkampf was actually set in motion by the famous Otto Von Bismarck.
  • Campaign against Socialists

    Campaign against Socialists
    Bismarck's campaign against Socialists is one of, if not the most important discriminitory law Bismarck ever made. Otto Von Bismarck attempted to stop Socialism through restriction through the press.
  • WIlliam II becomes Kaiser

    WIlliam II becomes Kaiser
    On June 15, 1888 William II was appointed the Kaiser, or emperor, of Germany. The reign of Kaiser William II lasted until November 9, 1918. He was the oldest grandson of Queen Victoria of Britain.
  • Bismarck resigns

    Bismarck resigns
    In the March of 1890 Wilhelm II made a horrible mistake. The Kaiser Wilhelm II was young and did not realize the importance of Otto Von Bismarck. Wilhelm II's misconception caused him to force Bismarck out of office on March 20, 1890.