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    Prussia: A Forgotten Nation From the rise and fall of the Holy Roman Empire - 962 AD to 1806- ("Holy"), to the American Revolution -1765 and 1783-, there have been many different nations to exist, then split up, change their names, or completely disband. Sikkim -1642 to 1975-, Czechoslovakia - 1918 to 1993-, Yugoslavia -1918 to 1992- and Neutral Moresnet -1816 to 1920-(Hoeller), all of these are either nations that used to exist, or nations that have gone through some name changes. Much like these nations there was yet another, a German military state that started out as a Duchy and formed into the powerful nation known as Prussia. Even though Prussia was such a strong nation, in today’s society it seems almost completely forgotten by the…

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    Otto von Bismarck who was the Prime Minister of Prussia at this time helped succeed Germany to being one of the top five major powers of Europe. Bismarck wanted his country to be just for the German race and work together to fulfill that feeling of superiority against others. Throughout this paper I will dissect the details of the German unification and how it turned into a powerful nation. In the beginning, Germany started off as many German states and kingdoms in which Bismarck wanted…

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    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…

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    Prussian interest to gain an alliance with Austria to defeat Denmark and settle the issue of the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The alliance can be regarded as an aid to Prussian expansion, highlighting imperialism as a cause of conflict. The aim of this war has been considered by Charles A. Fyffe as ‘the annexation of the Danish duchies and some other coveted territory to the Prussian kingdom ', J. Droysen’s highlighting of the lack of care for "friend or foe" provides further evidence of…

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    and Prussian forces, and occupied the Netherlands. Additionally, Napoleon 's troops were able to dissolve the crumbling Holy Roman Empire. Napoleon reorganized the once Holy Roman Empire into a confederacy of German states. In 1804, he even went as far as to crown himself emperor of the massive empire of territories he had accumulated. Furthermore, Austria, Prussia, and Russia were forced to ally with Napoleon. Through his conquests, Napoleon was able to establish French hegemony in Europe.…

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    A willful manipulator of the throne or revolutionary thinker? The legacy of Johann Friedrich Struensee is left in history as a controversy. During the 1770's, Christian VII's reign in Denmark was underscored with the illness of the king, which gave way for a German doctor, Johann Friedrich Struensee, to rise to power and become a ruler. As the king’s doctor and confidant, Struensee essentially gained the persuasive power of a king and later accumulated all of the governmental power so he could…

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    Unification is usually done for the benefit of every entity involved. Whether it’s companies merging, a mob assembling, two people marrying, or a country unifying, it’s always done for a purpose. That purpose is progress and growth of all parties associated. Sometimes the process of unifying has its downfalls and negative aspects. The reunification of Germany experienced major problems as the Berlin Wall fell. The problems that new Germany faced were largely economic related, but cultural,…

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    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,…

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    Colonia Dignidad Did the establishment of Colonia Dignidad have positive or negative impacts on Chilean society? It will be argued that the objectives for the establishment of Colonia Dignidad led to long-term impacts that were not morally justifiable. Amidgst a beautiful scenic view of farmlands and forests in the foothills of the Andean Mountains, was the home to almost 230 German immigrants. They were part of the congregation, who in 1961, followed an Evangelical preacher called Paul…

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    Karl Marx's Analysis

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    Introduction – Karl Marx Karl Marx (1818-1883) was born in Trier, a German city that is located in the famous Moselle wine region and close to the border of Luxemburg. He is one of the most renowned and important economist figures and thinkers of the 19th century. I favour Marx over other theorists such as Max Weber and Emile Durkheim because I think that Marx believed in a more noble cause where he had “sympathy for the ideas of the Enlightenment” (Punch et al 2013, p.52). Marx was introduced…

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