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Who was known in Germany as the "Iron Chancellor"?

a) Adolph Hitler
b) William II
c) Otto von Bismarck
d) William I
c) Otto von Bismarck
What was the name of Bismarck's aggressive brand of politics?

a) nationalism
b) realpolitik
c) dual monarchy
d) unification
b) realpolitik
What does "Kulturkampf" mean?

a) battle for civilization
b) realistic politics
c) blood and iron
d) unification
a) battle for civilization
How did Bismarck keep control over the govt after he established the legislature?

a) he kept power of veto
b) he named himself king
c) he still practiced Realpolitik
d) he appointed the members of the Bundesrat, who had veto power
d) he appointed the members of the Bundesrat, who had veto power
How did Bismarck try to quash the socialist movements in Germany?

a) he banned socialism
b) he shut down socialist newspapers
c) he made social reforms to woo workers away from socialism
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
What did William II do first in office?

a) got new business cards
b) made sweeping social reforms
c) asked Bismarck to resign
d) invented the Kaiser roll
c) asked Bismarck to resign
How was Bismarck able to defeat Austria so easily in the Austro-Prussian War?

a) they had their guard down beacuse he had formed an alliance with them
b) he convinced Napoleon III to come over to the Prussian side
c) he spent govt money to bribe Austria into letting him win
d) he insulted Napoleon III with the "Ems dispatch" so much that Napoleon III couldn't fight
a) they had their guard down beacuse he had formed an alliance with them
What was the name of the economic union that got rid of tariffs between German states?

a) realpolitik
b) zollverein
c) kulturkampf
d) zemstvo
b) zollverein
How did Germany become an industrial giant in the late 1800s?

a) tons of natural resources
b) population explosion
c) scientific discoveries
d) all of the above
d) all of the above
Whom did Bismarck launch the Kulturkampf against?

a) socialists
b) Hapsburgs
c) serfs
d) Catholics
d) Catholics
Identify three examples of Bismarck's use of Realpolitik.
1. He strengthened his army with funds collected for other purposes because the legislature wouldn't give him the money he needed. 2. He allied with Austria to take over two Danish provinces, then turned on them to seize Austrian lands. 3. He doctored the "Ems dispatch" so it looked like William I had insulted the French, enticing Napoleon III to declare war.
How did Bismarck's nationalism differ from that embraced by liberals in the early 1800s?
Earlier people thought of nationalism more locally, considering only their immediate regional states. Bismarck's nationalism covered all German-speaking peoples.
What was the house of Krupp?

a) an enormous industrial complex
b) the upper house in the new legislature
c) a socialist newspaper
d) a 24-hour restaurant in Berlin
a) an enormous industrial complex
What is the name for state programs used to help certain groups of people?

a) Kulturkampf
b) pogrom
c) social welfare
d) Zollverein
c) social welfare
Why did Bismarck try to crush the Catholic Church and socialists?
If they were loyal to the Church and to the socialists, they wouldn't be as loyal to him.
Describe the situation surrounding the famous "Ems dispatch."
Bismarck released a message to the press which he had changed to make it sound like William I had insulted the French ambassador. It resulted in Napoleon III declaring war on Prussia and getting his ass kicked.
Were Bismarck's attempts to crush the Catholic Church and socialists successful? Why or why not?
They weren't very successful, because he mostly used violent force to crush them, and made the people behind those organizations even angrier with him and more supportive of their organizations.