Rise of Germany

  • Napolean's Decine

    Napolean's Decine
    After Napolean lost to the British in the battle of Waterloo, he had previously gone through the German territory. He had been welcomed to most Germans. As his empire fell apart, some Germans revolted and wanted a unified state.
  • Congress of Vienna

    Congress of Vienna
    At the Congress of Vienna, the allies working against Napolean forced France to give back Germanic lands. The new lands obtained had to have government dismantled. Instead, the German confederation was formed by a weak alliance with Austria.
  • Otto rises to power

    Otto rises to power
    Otto von Bizmarch was Prime Minister. He later then became Chancellor under King William of Prussia. His success was based off of basic needs of the state. Also, he strengthened the army, and would later go to war with multiple countries as he tried to unify Germany.
  • First war of unification: Denmark

    First war of unification: Denmark
    Prussia had made a temporary alliance with Austria. The alliance was formed to be able to conquer Denmark. They won and annexed Denmark .
  • Second war: Austria

    Second war: Austria
    Alliance between Prussia and Austria was broken by Prussia to take more German provinces. Bizmarck removed the Austrian-German confederation. They wanted to take control of more German states, but at the time the military was to weak to fight Austria.
  • Final War of Unification: Franko-Prussian War

    Final War of Unification: Franko-Prussian War
    Prussian French rivalries led to tension and eventually part of the invasion of East France. Bizmarck deliberately wanted France to declare war in the weakened state. A prussian benefited peace treaty cost France much of its eastern frontier.
  • Beginning of the German Empire

    Beginning of the German Empire
    William I of Prussia became kaiser. Bizmarck created a two house legislature with rulers appointed by the German states. Germany made huge economic progress with the new lands and topics of science, math, and business. They wanted to get Catholics under loyalty to Germany, and also put down socialism.
  • Steps to Unification

    Steps to Unification
    Bizmarck knew he needed to focus primarilly on rebuilding the economy of Germany/Prussia. He beleived in strengthening the army which led to the conquering of the three surrounding powers. He also focused on the needs of the state more than other leaders have previously.