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The Franco-Prussian War

- The Franco-Prussian war was waged between France and Prussia with a coalition of German States from July 15, 1870 to February 1, 1871. Prussian leadership of the German states had been confirmed after Prussia’s defeat of Austria in the Seven Weeks’ War in 1866. This threatened France’s position as the dominant power in Europe. The candidacy of Prince Leopold, for the Spanish throne, was one of the immediate causes of the Franco-Prussian war. It was Otto von Bismarck, the Prussian chancellor, and Spain’s de facto leader, Juan Prim who persuaded a very reluctant Leopold to accept the Spanish throne in June 1870....   [tags: Otto Van Bismarck, international tensions]

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Franco Prussian War C & E ( 1870-1871 )

- Franco-Prussian War C&E (1870-1871) “Napoleon I had smashed through the German states with ease during the Napoleonic wars. Now a generation later, the roles would be reversed. Even though the war was a short duration, it dramatically changed European history.” The year of 1870 marked as the start of a war that changed the outlook of history as we know it today. This time period from 1870-1871 was known as the Franco-Prussian War, and there were many leading causes and events that took place for a bizarre and wild finish to what would be the beginning of an era for World War I....   [tags: Prussia, German Empire, Otto von Bismarck]

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The Franco-Prussian War

- The Franco-Prussian War During the first half of the nineteenth century, Germany was made up of more than 30 small states, the largest and most dominant of which was Prussia. Prussia had decided that all of the states should all be united to create a bigger and better country, Germany. By the end of 1870 it had forced all of the German states to accept its authority and create the German Empire with the King of Prussia at its head (the Hohenzollen's). Everything was going to plan as Chancellor Prince Otto Von Bismarck (person who was behind the unification of Germany) had anticipated apart from the four large states in southern Germany who remained independent...   [tags: Papers]

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Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War

- Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War The unification of Germany threw all of Europe off its axis. With the formation of this new power there were now five major powers instead of four. This would work to unsettle age-old alliances and confuse the entire European continent for more than twenty years. Not least among the nations swept of their proverbial feet was France. France was a rival with the German alliance long before it merged into one state, but the new stability of a unified Germany made it a much more powerful entity....   [tags: Papers]

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The Terminal Stage of the Unification of Germany

- ... The terminal stage of the unification of Germany was forced through the Franco-Prussian War, a war in which a coalition of German states led by Prussia defeated France. The war marked the end of French Hegemony in continental Europe and resulted in the establishment of a unified Germany. The rise of another powerful nation disturbed the established balance of power, which sparked the Great War. With the technological advancements form the previous centuries, the nations began to enhance their army and military power in order to glorify their nations; hence creating the Von Schlieffen Plan, German naval law, and Trans-Siberian Express....   [tags: franco-prussian war, unification]

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The People’s Empire: The German Empire

- The People’s Empire In an era riddled with unrest, massive expansion, technological advances and widespread migration of people, the German Empire remains the quintessence of it. An empire of unparalleled impact, even today we are discovering more and more information about this empire. The German Empire was officially created in 1871 after the defeat of the French in the Franco-Prussian War. The unification of the German people created an environment that allowed for the rapid development and rise on the global stage of the German Empire....   [tags: franco-prussian war, migration trends]

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Analysis of Guy de Maupassant's Two Friends

- We all have a place that we like to go to relax. For some, it is a quiet place and a good book to read. Others may enjoy spending quality time with friends and family. Guy de Maupassant enjoyed being near water. Maupassant “was a passionate lover of the sea and of rivers” (“Guy de Maupassant”). In his short story “Two Friends”, distant friends run into each other and decide to relive a peaceful activity they once shared: fishing. Maupassant’s love of the water influenced the content of this story....   [tags: franco-prussian, franco-german war]

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Prussian Military Reforms

- Innovation and Evolution: Prussian Military Reforms of the 19th Century The concept of war as a static and unchanging occurrence is an outdated and dangerous miscalculation. More accurately, war is a fluidic, evolving and shifting phenomenon constantly reinventing itself, rendering stagnant, inflexible principles potentially disastrous. Consequently, as students of war and future players in this transforming theatre, the study of eras of significant development is an extremely relevant pursuit....   [tags: European History]

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Causes of the Franco-Russian Alliance

- Causes of the Franco-Russian Alliance During the late 19th century many countries sought an alliance with other countries to guarantee their own safety, preserve peace and sometimes to help their economic position. this is highlighted by alliances and treaties such as the "Dual Alliance" of 1879, the "Dreikaiserbund" of 1881 and the "Reinsurance Treaty" This was also the case for both France and Russia, with them agreeing the "Franco-Russian Military Convention" on August 18th 1892 and later agreeing the "Franco-Russian Alliance" in 1893....   [tags: European Europe History]

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The Pain and Suffering of War

- Twenty nine million casualties and eight and a half million deaths was the final tally for the four year conflict known as the Great War. Dubbed the First World War, the clash between the Allies and the Central Powers encompassed almost all regions of the globe. The war was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. Because the perpetrators, a terrorist group called the Black Hand, were situated in the nearby country of Serbia, the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy sent the Serbs a list of uncompromising demands....   [tags: War]

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