Otto Von Bismarck Iron Chancellor Analysis

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Otto von Bismarck— “The Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck, one of the most influential characters in European history brought together the birth of the German empire. Bismarck became the first chancellor of the German empire under the “leadership” of William II during the late nineteenth century (History.com, Otto Von Bismarck). He developed Germany into an economic powerhouse to even rival that of Great Britain. Through the usage of the Realpolitik and cunning intellect, he managed to unite the German kingdoms to establish his empire. Only he believed that he could establish leadership and lead Prussia to international success (Barkin, Otto Von Bismarck).
Born as prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck in Schönhausen April 1, 1815, Bismarck would embark as the first chancellor of the most profound empire of the late nineteenth-century era. He was born into a Prussian Junker nobility household and was primarily educated in law (History.com, Otto Von Bismarck). Bismarck was then opened towards a conservative religious political view in 1847 after marrying Johanna von Puttkamer, who brought Bismarck significant change and stability. Moreover, he was often dubbed as an “ultra-conservative royalist” (BBC News, Otto Von Bismarck). In 1851, his loyalty towards the monarchy even brought him a political position when Frederick William IV appointed Bismarck as the Prussian representative to the federal Diet in Frankfurt (Barkin, Otto Von Bismarck). In Austria, he
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However, he compensated by improving the working condition life and gave accident insurances to improve the ordinary norm (Bloy, European History). Although Bismarck had social failures within Germany, Bismarck became known for his brilliant diplomacy of Realpolitik (though not the first pioneer of its concept) and the alliance system. History may remember him for his greatest accomplishment of uniting the german kingdoms, but he evidently did have his moments of unknowing

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