Otto Von Bismarck Impact On Europe History

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Throughout time, many great leaders and and people have left their mark on European history. Many wars, revolutions, and other events have left a mark on history, but it is best done by the people who cause these effects. One of these famous European figures is Otto von Bismarck. Bismarck is the most important figure in European history due to his Unification of Germany, His Alliances and their affect on World War I, and his Military Strategies which influenced nationalism. Otto von Bismarck was born on April 1, 1815 in Prussia to a family of the Junker nobility, but only lived a middle class life, as his father was not a very good farmer. His mother came from a wealthy family that was very academically sound. She wanted her son to enjoy …show more content…
Germany was broken up into many different kingdoms and small parts and had many surrounding countries that shared common customs and such with Germany, but weren 't actually a part of Germany themselves. Bismarck knew that Germany could never be at its strongest if it was not unified as one. Being to a high standard in Prussia, he kept his international relations with other countries and used his diplomatic style to his advantage. Bismarck got William I to do exactly what he wanted and also partially caused the Franco-Prussian War, due to changing up messages that were sent to France by Prussia. The Franco-Prussian War achieved its goal set by Bismarck and and made the German people mad at France. All of the German sub-parts were now angered at France and had an enemy to unite against. Germany and all its sub-parts came together for the War and strengthened the country wholly.Bismarck himself said, "I fear that the international revolutionary and social struggles which will have to be fought out will be all the more dangerous, and take such a form that the victory on the part of the monarchical order will be more difficult. Since 1871 I have sought for the certain assurance against those struggles in the alliance of the three emperors, and also in the effort to impart the monarchical principle in Italy a firm support in that alliance." In this quote, he describes his …show more content…
After the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, World War I began and the two sides were formed. Bismarck 's alliance showed through as he the Triple Alliance was made up of Germany, Austria and Italy. This goes to show that Bismarck 's influence extends past his rule and his time in Germany. His alliance still had an impact on World War I, even while he no longer had power. Bismarck is regarded as one of the most militarily and politically sound leaders in German history. Bismarck led by making other countries think that Germany was supporting them, but in reality, he most likely had an alliance against them. He also studied other countries ' political and military ideas so that he could better Germany and could understand his opponents and allies better. Part of Bismarck 's military strategy was part of his unification: Nationalism. By bringing together the people of Prussia, the people felt a strong sense of love and belief in their country. The peoples ' love for their country grew as Bismarck used a tactic of quick and destructive warfare to fight Denmark, Austria, and France, respectively. His idea behind this plan was to influence the smaller German states to join Prussia and become united. Bismarck

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