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  • Prussia Was One Of The Greatest Commanders In History

    Through the Partition of Poland, Frederick the Great annexes part of Poland. Poland is divided up between Prussia, Austria and Russia in 1772. Austria and Russia realize that if they work with Prussia, they can gain land and that is what they do. By winning northwestern Poland, Prussia obtained most of Poland’s trade which they used to their benefit. Prussia taxed the trade, making revenue and hurting Poland. In 1748, Prussia wins the war of Austrian Succession. Major powers in Europe questioned Maria Theresa’s right to succession to the realms of the House of Habsburg. Frederick has a great track record when it comes to winning wars that the author James Edward McGoldrick said “He was one of the greatest commanders in history” (14). Frederick…

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  • To What Extent Is Prussia A Forgotten Nation

    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…

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  • How Did Prussia Survive A Victory In World War I?

    Frederick II, King of Prussia wrote on October 26, 1756, “The enemy apparently made more mistakes than my officers, to the point where, this year, we have succeeded. However, this whole campaign is but the arrangement of the chessboard. This coming year, the game will begin and it is a difficult task that I have proposed to myself to be wise still.” Frederick had now to await the forthcoming of the next campaign, when France, Austria, Sweden and Russia would be ready to “enter the game”. Thus,…

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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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  • World War 1 Nationalism Research Paper

    Many German states were independent and were hesitant that a Prussian state that seems very obedient. The Danish War took place in 1864. Bismarck teamed up with Austria, but secretly Austria was his enemy. Bismarck and Austria combined, defeated Denmark and took Schleswig as a price, which resulted in Holstein going to Austria. Germany targeted Denmark because Denmark controlled the northern properties and they wanted Schelwig. The unification of Germany forced the states to pull together and…

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  • Otto Von Bismarck Realpolitik

    From 1862-1890, German Chancellor and Prussian Statesman Otto Von Bismarck utilized a foreign policy known as Realpolitik. Realpolitik is politics/diplomacy based on practical and logical political possibilities that completely excludes morals and ethics from decisions. Bismarck utilized this foreign policy in order to expand Prussia’s rule over Germany while minimizing any casualties or war from Prussia itself by manipulating other countries and people in order to achieve certain goals. For…

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  • Kissinger's Argumentative Analysis

    Essentially; Russia, Prussia, Britain and Austria attempt to settle all their negotiations on their own. Through many memoranda and attempted alliances the negotiations end up driven into a stalemate. In this stagnation one of Kissingers biggest points can be seen. There is an equilibrium that must be reached in order for the Congress to be a success. What he points out is that the Big Four do not start off with the same equilibrium. The Congress is almost like an equation in which both sides of…

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  • Dbq Unification Of Germany Analysis

    Prussia’s political desire’s were also a huge contributor to the desire of creating a unified Germany, since with a unified Germany under the control of Prussia, both countries would be greatly strengthened and gain a lot of political influence, power, and control against their rival’s. There was a great struggle and journey for the unification of Germany that was shaped by the nationalistic German views and Prussian desires for power. The need for the unification of Germany all began with the…

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  • Otto Von Bismarck: The Iron Chancellor

    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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  • Otto Von Bismarck Research Paper

    As Chancellor of Prussia and Germany (from 1862 to 1890), Otto Von Bismarck effectively controlled Germany and its states along with having influence over the rest of Europe. Though having a shoot first ask questions later mentality, he brought prosperity and nationalism to the German confederation. Bismarck reformed and unified Germany along with pushing worldwide innovation by building up a military. Otto von bismarck was very much of a progressivist and that is what made him so impactful. He…

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