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    The Unifications of Germany and Italy are inherently linked together. Both of the unifications served to weaken the Habsburg Austrian Empire which operated as a buffer in both cases. While the Italian unification was initiated first it was the German unification and subsequent wars with France that helped finish the Italian unification. First by defeating Austria in the wars of German unification opening the door for the Italians to take control of Venetia in 1866. Next by capturing Napoleon in Sudan leading the French to remove their troops from Rome in 1870. However, both countries had troubles related to Catholicism in constructing their new nation states. In Italy, the annexation of Papal land and church land lead the Pope to be an antagonist towards the unified Italy calling on all Catholics to neither vote for run for office under the new regime. While sending a clear message, this tactic meant that no group emerged to defend the Pope or Catholic interests on the Italian stage leaving them with very little influence. In contrast, German Catholics organized a centre party fearful of an emerging secularism in Germany and sought to protect the church while supporting worker reform to spread the message. Bismarck embraced secularism however, and challenged this new party in series of reforms meant to weaken Catholics within Germany. For example Bismarck banned religious orders and made the process of registering…

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    The unification of a country requires a lot of diligent work from the people, and an overall great desire to achieve greatness. In order for a country to unify and work together from another, multiple components are required of the people and nations involved. They must be able to avert crisis, war, violence, and be capable of constantly working and sticking together. Not only are these necessary, but there are also times when a country MUST be unified in order to have some sort of…

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    In his 1806 address to the German nation he justified why Germans needed to resist French rule and prevent the degradation of their culture. Fitche’s solution was to educate the youth of Germany and establish a “powerful love” of the fatherland. He wanted Germans to be seen as an eternal people whose destiny was in their own hands, and not property of the French. What is interesting about Fitche was that he characterized the German spirit as universal and cosmopolitan, not narrow and exclusive.…

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    competition for a better life. This was the dismal reality for many Germans during the unification of Prussia. As a result of the Prussian unification of Germany, many Germans immigrated to America in search of religious freedom, economic opportunities, and freedom from political and social persecution. The unification of Prussia began when the leader Bismarck came into power. Bismarck became the prime minister because the Germans could not agree on how long one should have to serve in war. Otto…

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    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 skillful tactics helped Prussia to win the war. The breech-loading needle gun gave the Prussian army…

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    Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary between 1905 and 1916 has viewed a series of conflicts seen throughout the 19th and 20th centuries between European and World powers, as being inevitably caused by great armament. However, as Foreign Secretary only during early World War One, his opinion may not be applicable to other conflicts during this period. This includes the Austro-Prussian War, a war that led to a united Germany which arguably played a role in the origins of two World Wars, World…

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    What bismarck did was very Machiavellian. He worked in the same ways Machiavelli explained his book The Prince. In the The Prince it says “It is better to be stingy than generous”. Bismarck wanted every piece of land under his power. It shows how bismarck was very stingy and wanting all the germanic land with going through anything to get it. Bismarck was ingenious and manipulative. Bismarck's unification process was very machiavellian. The most Machiavellian thing that he did was when he…

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    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 that was…

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    of France and Otto von Bismarck of Germany were two significant leaders of change during the Age of Revolution. Although both Napoleon Bonaparte and Otto von Bismarck had similar militaristic policies of expansion and used nationalism to unite the people, they differed in the amount of political power they both vested. Whereas…

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    Emmanuel II. If Garibaldi attacked the French troops in Rome, France would surely step in and crush Sardinia. The only way to counter this was for the Sardinian army to invade the remaining Papal States and meet Garibaldi halfway. In doing so Sardinia gained even more of the states bringing Unification a step closer. On the 27th of October Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel II met in Teano where Garibaldi formally handed over all the land he had gained, this leaving Piedmont – Sardinia in control of…

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