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    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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    Gentlemen of Prussia, I thank you all in attendance for being here and I thank those watching at home listening to this important update concerning the current state of Prussia and our future as united people under one flag. Now, to begin, I would like to shed light on the current race relations within the State of Prussia. Recently, there have been incidents involving racism and racist actions/hate crimes directed towards refugees and people of colored skin. Perhaps the reasons for such is due…

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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…

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    Enlightened Absolutists were interested in true reform to the extent of of applying the principles of enlightenment to their kingdoms. The absolutists believed that going from the top to the bottom was the way to rule and the society didn’t need to rule with bureaucracy. These absolutists included Catherine II of Russia, Frederick II of Prussia, and Joseph ll of Austria. They followed the acronym of TRAP where, “T” stands for religious views, “R” for reform of institutions, “A” for absolutism,…

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    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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    Prussia role in European politics in the seventeenth-and eighteenth-century were based upon the three Estates, King Williams tax plan, strong military structure, and their bureaucracy. The first image of Prussia making an impact on Europe is when Frederick Williams came to power. King Williams main goal was to have three unified providences, and try to boost them by diplomacy and war. The three provinces was called Brandenburg. Prussia and King Williams was able to scatter holdings along the…

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    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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    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 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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    Franco-Prussian war took place in 1870 between France and Prussia. With France’s defeat, this war led to the creation of a unified Germany. The primary cause of this war was Otto von Bismarck’s leadership of Prussia. This can be illustrated through Wilhelm I’s dependency on Bismarck, Bismarck outflanking the Prussian liberals, and Bismarck’s use of distinctive strategies to manipulate others to generate war. Otto von Bismarck’s leadership of Prussia can be seen through Wilhelm I’s dependency on…

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