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  • Antisemitism In The 19th Century

    In 1871, the Second German Empire was proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. In this historical act the emperor, William I, was crowned emperor in front of, to name just a few, his soldiers, Moltke, Bismarck, the Chancellor of the new empire, and the Crown Prince Frederick. Others present included important personalities such as Anton von Werner, according to whom the proclamation was perceived as monumental and was met with deafening cheers from the audience. This proclamation marked the German unification from above, which was significantly facilitated by the Wars of Unification—the German-Danish War, the Austro-Prussian War and the Franco-Prussian War. These wars, especially the Franco-Prussian War, made the german states united…

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  • Essay On French Imperialism

    compared to that of the Egyptians. As a result, this had the unintended consequences of stirring French nationalism and a desire for empire, especially when the economic conditions created by the Suez Canal were added to this state of affairs. However, the images that the French observed often did not match the realities of their experiences when they encountered Egypt itself. As a consequence, the French sought to mold Egypt into the World’s Fair model experienced in Paris. Therefore, in a…

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  • Otto Von Bismarck Analysis

    different than them. This was the case in the newly unified German nation during the late nineteenth century. Under German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the infant German state began to develop a growing sense of nationalistic pride, as the National Liberals became a dominant political force for political and social activism. When Bismarck and the Prussian-controlled German government tried to unify their people under the new regime, they were faced with a struggle between differing cultures of…

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  • Otto Von Bismarck Unified Germany

    Otto von Bismarck unified Germany which consisted of 27 territories. During this time period, Germany rapidly started to become industrialized mainly in obtaining coal and iron. The population at the time was about 60 million. Germany caught up with great powers like Britain and France by having a growing rail network, and one of the strongest armies. Their navy also was the second best Navy. Otto Von Bismarck's foreign policy was to maintain a balance of power in Europe because he feared France…

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  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Peacetime Alliances

    on the Balkans and splinter the League of Three Empires. Over the next forty years, the ever-fluid situation in the Balkans ebbed and flowed, but never strayed far from a point of complete catastrophe. The decaying behemoth of the Porte disintegrated, replaced with a proliferation of nascent Southern Slav states, intent on empowering their particular clade with no regard to the tensions pervading Europe. Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s…

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  • Otto Von Bismarck: The Iron Chancellor

    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…

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  • Hitler Myth Image In Germany

    victory solidified the German speaking nation, with the exception of Austria, into a coherent state that would rival the European powers of the late 19th century. Having said that, the creation of the German Empire in 1871 was largely caused by the failure of the bourgeois uprisings in 1848. In this fashion, the establishment of the German Empire can be thought of as a counterrevolution caused by class struggle. In 1985, Hans Ulrich Wehler produced a book titled The German Empire 1871-1918,…

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  • Essay On Nationalism In Italy And Germany

    achieve this. This nationalism has affected Italy and Germany as well as Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. In these countries, nationalism was either a unifying or a dividing factor that affected these countries in positive or negative ways. Both Italy and Germany were originally divided into separate states. In Italy, the men who worked to unify all the states together were…

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  • Similarities Between Weimar Republic And Modern Germany

    03/16/15 Monday Imperial Germany and Weimar Republic Modern Germany has raised to an era that many European countries never foreseen. The Imperialism of the German Empire started with a constitutional ruling of a monarch. It consists with the elected members of the parliaments that creates and endorses laws for the German Empire. After the German Empire defeat during World War 1, the Weimar Republic was ascended to the German administration. The Weimar Republic also struggles to bring peace…

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  • Dbq World War 1 Analysis

    and Austria-Hungary in 1882 under the leadership of chancellor Otto von Bismarck. In 1894, William II dropped the Reinsurance Treaty with Russia, prompting a Franco-Russian alliance. British-German relations also turned bitter because of William’s rash foreign policy. In 1907, Britain joined France and Russia, forming the alliance known as the Triple Entente. The continent was prepared for a conflict with all the major powers divided into two hostile camps. While the assassination of Archduke…

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