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Otto Von Bismarck And The 19th Century

- 19th century European politics saw the creation of countries and the forging of alliances that are still relevant today. However, the latter part of the 19th century was dominated by one powerful force: nationalism. This force was especially present in Germany, and when the German people demanded to be unified under one flag, Otto von Bismarck answered the call. By single-handedly unifying the German states, Otto von Bismarck secured his place as one of the greatest contemporary European statesmen....   [tags: Otto von Bismarck, German Empire]

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Prince Klemens von Metternich and Prince Otto von Bismarck

- Prince Klemens von Metternich and Prince Otto von Bismarck can be compared to the dual sides of a Deutsche Mark, a Deutsche Mark that has sported different faces when repeatedly tossed over the years. After 1871, the Prussian-friendly German historians hailed Bismarck as the national hero who had united Germany while Metternich was deemed a failure. Then after the loss of the two world wars, the coin was again flipped, and Bismarck was seen as a bloodthirsty power monger while Metternich still carried the stigma of a failure....   [tags: Klemens von Metternich, Otto von Bismarck, Germany]

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The Foreign Policies Of Otto Von Bismarck

- 1. The foreign policies of Otto Von Bismarck, the leader of Germany prior to World War I, differed from Kaiser Wilhelm II. To start, Bismarck disregarded France and did not want to interact with them in a direct way. This was because France was “an enemy of Germany since 1870” (Kislenko). Bismarck stayed neutral in French matters by making conservative treaties with Russia and Austria-Hungary. A second foreign policy of Bismarck was that he made an agreement with Russia that they would not be on opposing sides of each other in war....   [tags: World War I, German Empire, Prussia]

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Otto von Bismarck's Influence on the Unification of Germany

- ... Bismarck despised democracy and was much in favor of the monarch, as well as firmly believing that power takes precedence over law. Once in power, Bismarck used his ideals of power in politics to establish Prussia as the leading German power in Europe via his diplomacy largely referred to as Realpolitik. Realpolitik referred to Bismarck’s style of diplomacy using internal conservatism tempered by pragmatism, based around the idea that function of thought is a tool for prediction, action, and problem solving, as well as glorifying the importance in backing the possible use of military might when deemed needed....   [tags: nationalism, territory, negotiations]

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Otto Von Bismarck

- Otto Von Bismarck Otto Von Bismarck was a great leader in the unification of Germany. His skill as a diplomat was unrivalled during his reign as chancellor of Prussia. The mastery he showed in foreign policy was such that he was able to outwit all other powers and make their leaders appear inadequate. Bismarck was an unrivalled diplomat during his reign. His German Reich constitution of April 1871 allowed him to dictate the government on his own terms. However, the parliament only “had the power to initiate debate upon any point of his (Bismarck’s) policy, but neither he nor any other minister was responsible to the assembly for his actions" (T....   [tags: History]

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Otto von Bismarck

- When Otto von Bismarck was recalled from Paris to become Minister-President of Prussia in 1862, German nationalism was already more than 40 years old. First apparent in the opposition to Napoleon´s occupation of the German states, national feeling grew into a movement after 1815. This feeling was encouraged by a growth of interest in German literature and music and by increased economic cooperation between the north German states. By 1848 it was strong enough to make the creation of a united Germany one of the main demands of the revolutionaries....   [tags: AP European History, The History of Europe]

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Otto Von Bismarck

-      Hamerow begins his introduction with a defense of the theory that history is determined by the great people of society or The Great Man Theory of history. He goes on to say that “They are the makers of the world in which we live. Otto Von Bismarck belongs in this Company.”      The controversies surrounding his life still go on between historians today. He is portrayed as a destroyer of liberty and also as a compromiser of liberalism. Some see Bismarck as trying to preserve the old order of Europe....   [tags: History People Historical Essays]

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The Effect Otto Von Bismarck's Leadership and Politics Had on Pre-World War I Tensions in Europe

- A. Plan of Investigation The focus of this study is the effect that Otto Von Bismarck's leadership and politics had on Pre-World War One tensions in Europe. This study investigates to what extent the actions of Otto Von Bismarck led to World War One. The focus of this study is the period between Bismarck's appointment to Minister President of Prussia on September 23, 1862 and the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Bismarck's earlier career is discussed briefly but only as a method to understand his political attitudes....   [tags: modern world history]

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The Process of the Unification and Founding of the German Empire in a European Context: Otto Von Bismarck

- There were a number of events that occurred before eventually resulting in the reunification of Germany in 1871. The first steps towards the unification of Germany began in 1814 after the downfall of Napoleon’s ‘Rheinbund’ this began the period of restoration, where princes and knights etc. reclaimed their political control over their territory that they had under the old ‘Reich’ before 1789 (Mark Allinson, 2002). Rulers of areas in Europe (including Germany) attended the ‘Wiener Kongress’ from October 1814 to June 1815 in order to adjust Europe post Napoleon....   [tags: history, german empire]

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Nationalism And The German Unification

- Nationalism is generally characterized as the feeling of loyalty shared by a gathering of individuals joined by race, dialect, and society. It is a more grounded conviction than patriotism, the feeling of loyalty towards our country, since it is a belief that shares qualities of an individual which are important, that need to be protected by the creation and support of a nation state. In regards to the German Unification which was created between 1864 and 1871, historians have regularly depicted the procedures as the results of nationalism....   [tags: Otto von Bismarck, Prussia, Germany]

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