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Title: Unification of Germany


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Unification of Germany
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Prussian Leadership
  • The Congress of Vienna had created the German
    Confederation which consisted of 38 independent
    states.
  • Prussia would lead the unification movement.

3
Otto Von Bismarck1815-1898
  • The Iron Chancellor
  • Bismarck was determined to unify Germany under
    the leadership of Prussia.
  • To unify Germany Bismarck would follow a policy
    of blood and iron.

4
The Prussian Army
  • Bismarck forced the Reichstag to approve his army
    budget.
  • Bismarck created and used a powerful army to
    remove all obstacles to unification

5
Count Helmuth Von Moltke
  • Was named chief of the Prussian General Staff in
    1858.
  • Von Moltke engineered the military successes
    Bismarck would need to unify Germany.

6
German Unity
  • This is a French political cartoonist view of the
    ruthless means employed by Bismarck to obtain
    German unity.

7
Austro - Prussian War 1866
  • The Seven Weeks War
  • Austrian domination of the German States ended.
  • The northern German States combined into a
    confederation.

8
The Franco Prussian War1870-1871
  • Bismarck provoked France into declaring war
    against Prussia.
  • EMS dispatch
  • The four remaining German States fueled by
    nationalism join the Prussia in its war against
    France.

9
Bismarck Dictates Peace Terms
  • Franco - Prussian War resulted in a humiliating
    defeat for France.
  • France was forced to
  • Pay an indemnity of 5 billion gold Francs.
  • Support a German army of occupation.

10
Alsace and Lorraine
  • France would also surrender the territories of
    Alsace and Lorraine.
  • The humiliating defeat and surrender terms would
    lead to the French people wanting revenge
    against Germany.

11
The Unification Of Germany1871
  • On January 18, 1871 at the Palace of Versailles
    King William I of Prussia was crowned Emperor of
    a united Germany.
  • Bismarcks plans to unify Germany were now
    complete.

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Germany Under Bismarck
  • Bismarck pursued policies of
  • nationalism
  • industrialization
  • social reform
  • the isolation of France through forming alliances
    with Britian and Russia.

14
Social Policies
  • Bismarck knew that the loyalty of industrial
    workers was the key to keeping Germany strong.
  • Bismarck provided workers with health
    insurance,accident benefits, money at retirement.

15
Kaiser Wilhelm II1859-1941
  • Was unwilling to share power and forced Bismarck
    to resign.
  • Wilhelms policies allowed France to form
    alliances with England and France .
  • Set the stage for WWI
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