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  • Nationalism And Colonialism In The German Empire

    Nationalism and Colonialism in the German Empire Within these two novels, there lies a common theme which aims to further develop and explore the state of the German mindset within the late 18th to early 19th century. One of these themes is the German belief of their racial superiority over all other existing races. The people of the German Empire believed that their racial purity and specific traits made them of a higher standard than those of any other ethnicity. For example, Rash states that the German belief of purity originated from a work by Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau. Gobineau’s work detailed the idea of mankind being an originally perfect being that was facing continuous degeneration, mostly through the intermingling and mixture…

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  • Kulturkampf Symbolism

    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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  • The Consequences Of The League Of Three Emperors

    referring to the aftermath of the Serbo-Bulgarian war, which managed, in a series of resonating blows, to shatter the Ottoman Empire’s tenuous grasp 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…

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  • Otto Von Bismarck Iron Chancellor Analysis

    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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  • The Impact Of French Imperialism In Egypt

    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 very physical sense, French nationalism led…

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  • Similarities Between Imperialism And Imperial Germany

    Jessie Sisavat Professor Agocs 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…

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  • Causes Of Imperialism In 1914

    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 Franz Ferdinand in 1914 by the Serbian terrorist…

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  • Weltpolitik And Imperialism

    his most important decision in accordance with Weltpolitik was his decision not to renew the Reinsurance Treaty between Russia and Germany[2], however this was mainly due to Holstein- a senior official in the foreign ministry- who managed to use Caprivi’s lack of experience of foreign affairs to exert great influence over German…

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  • The Influence Of Nationalism

    to wars for independence. Although nationalism helped Italian and German unification it also led to the breakup of empires such as the Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman. Nationalism is the idea that people of the same history, belief ,language and culture should unify and become independent of foreign rule. Mainland Europe except Russia was under French control with the leader Napoleon Bonaparte, under french control these countries received better taxes, education,…

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  • The Influence Of Militarism

    Before the events of the events of 1914, Western nations were mass-producing weapons. This included chemical weapons such as tear gas, mustard gas and so forth. The western nations churned out large quantities at a rapid pace. However the descent into war was not driven by weapons and the arms race: it was fuelled by the pervasive nature and culture of militarism that took part in much of Europe. The culture of militarism was very strong in the German Empire in particular. This was mainly due…

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