The Unification of Germany

  • Germany under Napoleon

    Germany under Napoleon
    Napoleon defeats Germany's last state, Prussia. This resulted in many uprisings from the people who were under his rule in Germany. This brought Germany closer together as a result of putting their differences behind and working together to have their own government and country back,
  • Bismark unites Germany

    Bismark unites Germany
    Bismark had the initial plan to expand the North German Confederation because it would gain him more publicity and gain more power to Germany. His collection of the Realpolitik (a system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideoligcal considerations) was to reorganize the political, military, and economic standards in Europe and Germany. The fear of a nationalism in Germany, ended in the result of Germany being united without Austria.
  • German Confederation Created

    German Confederation Created
    The Congress of Vienna created the German Confederation in order to organize the different economies of European countries. It was composed of 39 German states to replace the Holy Roman Empire. It was formed for every joining country to compromise and work together.
  • Zollverein

    Zollverein was created in order to manage the German states in their customs and economic policies. It became more popular during the 1820's and so on. Zollverein also excluded Austria because of its thorough protection, which made Austria and Purssia conflicted with each other.
  • Schleswig War

    Schleswig War
    In the first of the three wars, Denmark fought Austria and the Prussians for Dutch territoty. This ethnic-related war was based on the Dutch trying to make the Duchy of Schlesqig into Danish proptery and law. In the end, the Dutch surrendered and lost.
  • Austrian-Prussian War

    Austrian-Prussian War
    This war included the German Confederation under Austiran rule against the Kingdom of Prussia and its allies. This war resulted in the power shifting from Austria towards the Prussian dominance. the Prussians invaded Holstein in order to dominate more territory over the Austrians.
  • Bismark's Rise to Power

    Bismark's Rise to Power
    Otto von Bismark has been trying to take control over Germany by changing the ways of the current national sentiment to the cabinet of diplomacy and war. The new constitution gave him to power including the position of chancellor, and eventually he becomes prince.
  • After war of 1866

    After war of 1866
    The end of all the wars resulted in the German States combining with Prussia, creating the German Empire. It now consits of 27 German States with the Prussian land containing most of the population. Bismark became Chancellor, and his army became strongest.
  • Franco-German War

    Franco-German War
    This war was the second series of the three wars between Germany and the other opposing forces. As a result, the Germans captured Paris, thanks to the help of the Prussians.The two opposing forces between the Prussiands and French were focused on power, which is why the war broke out.
  • Economic Independence

    Economic Independence
    After the Industrial Revolution, Germany started to take gradual steps to more of a unified economy. This stimulated prosperity and growth between the connections of the German states. All the German states, esxcept Austria, were more useful to themselves, and didn't need all the economic support from the main governments of the German states.