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    in the 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 expansionist motives. Prussia 's determination to control Schleswig-Holstein, and Austria 's interference in the German Confederation, justify the imperialism as the most important factor in causing the Austro Prussian war. A contemporary news article emphasises this, claiming “there is a natural undercurrent tending to a national feeling and toward a union of the Germans into one great nation, ruled by one common head as a national unit.” This agrees with Fyffe by offering imperialism as a motive for Bismarck’s manipulation of events in bringing about conflict. The strong patriotic feelings in Prussia at the time, as well as Bismarck’s desire to achieve unification means despite Bismarck’s reluctance for war but a desire to create the most beneficial solutions, as described by Taylor, agrees with Fyffe’s view that imperialism was the main cause of the Austro-Prussian War. The argument for imperialism as a leading cause of the Austro-Prussian war is especially strengthened by…

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    goals were realized with the eventual formation of a German state. Meanwhile, Adolf Hitler, an Austrian, sought to rid the nation of any race that was not “pure,” creating a utopian society based upon his radical ideology. Like Bismarck, Hitler was close-minded and would always go with his instinct, regardless of what was truly in the best interest of the masses. However, these men differed particularly…

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    Bismarck Research Paper

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    In 1866, Bismarck made an offensive alliance with Italy . He was not only realized the war with Austria was inevitable for German unification but also confident that Austria was unable to defend herself. Rapid victory on the battlefield has long been a foregone conclusion to Bismarck. Prussia’s army had better training than the Austria’s army. Helmuth von Moltke, the chief of staff of the Prussian Army, used the railway efficiently led to Prussia’s military was able to move rapidly and his…

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    though Vienna is about 150 miles southeast of Prague. Even before the Cold War, Central Europe had gotten a bad rap, since historians touted the nation-state as the teleological endpoint of history. While the nation-states of the far west of Europe papered over their fractures early on with nominally unified central governments (pay no attention to lreland, the Basque Country and Belgium behind the curtain!), German historians had a hard time finding fig leaves, given Central Europe 's…

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    Some of the stereotypes of Turkish immigrants given by Germans are that they are generally low educated, dependent, and burdensome. Germany has had major difficulty with integrating many of its Turkish immigrants. This is primarily due to the generally low education levels of immigrant Turks and the large language barrier that comes with it. Statistics show that Turks who know how to speak German, fall below 60% of the total immigrant population (Blashke, 2011). Tensions between native Germans…

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    The processes in which the Germans were involved in to overcome the tragedies of World War II were vast and long. There were many complications present when the war ended; Germans found themselves questioned politically and mentally by their own compatriots, as well as outsiders. This essay will argue that the film The Murders Are Among Us depicts the complications involved in the German process of “overcoming the past,” post-World War II, through its characters. In particular, this essay will…

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    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…

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    Europe, particularly Syria, Turkey, Italy, and Greece. Members of various religions, such as Islam, are also being welcomed into the country. Although Germany, as a state, is allowing immigrants, the citizens are not accepting immigrants into society. German people do not believe these refugees belong in their beloved country. This sense of nationalism has lead to riots, violence, and public humiliation throughout the country. The heavy influx of immigrants is also starting to drastically change…

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    Prussia as he was a supporter of King William I. Since the German Confederation was made out of thirty eight states, there was no unity. In 1848, people of the German Confederation wanted a unification, and so the Frankfurt Assembly attempted to create a constitution for a future unified Germany ; although it was unsuccessful. Due to this, Bismarck became well known for his part in the unifying Germany. He was also known for his use of “realpolitik’’ (Spielvogel 274) and it showed his…

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    Analysis Of Das Boot

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    For many individuals there is a period when we must reconcile our past actions with our present reality. Though this can be accomplished through therapy, the challenge increases exponentially when an entire country is forced to confront its history. A notable example of this challenge is Germany after the events of World War II and the Holocaust. For German society, the current prevailing attitude is that a nation can only truly reckon with the past if they understand it. Das Boot is the perfect…

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