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Perversity and Lawrence’s Prussian Officer

- Perversity and Lawrence’s Prussian Officer        Ferdinand de Saussure developed his "theory of the sign" as part of a more general course on linguistics he taught in the nineteenth century.  The "sign" represents the arbitrary relationship between the signifier (a word, or even a sound), and the signified (the meaning we give to the word or sound in our minds).  For example, the word "can" signifies a cylindrical container to me, but could mean something entirely different to someone who does not understand English.  The relationship of the word "can" to a can is completely subjective.  It's nothing but a trigger for my pre-existing notion of a can....   [tags: Prussian]

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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 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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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Evolution: Prussian Military Reforms of the 19th Century The concept of war as a static and unchanging occurrence is an outdated and dangerous miscalculation.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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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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Bizmarck's Responsibility for Prussian Domination of Germany by 1866

- Bizmarck's Responsibility for Prussian Domination of Germany by 1866 In 1866 Prussia defeated Austria, which enabled Bizmarck to dissolve the German Confederation and exclude Austria from German affairs for good. However there is a great historical debate over how much of a role Bizmarck actually played in the eventual Prussian domination of a united Germany. There is no doubt that he played an important part but other factors must be considered for instance how important the years previous to 1862 when Bizmarck came to power were....   [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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Unmanageable Divisions: The Result of Bismarckian Politics in Turn of the Century Germany

- ... An obvious difference of opinion that arose early during this period was on the issue of the separation of church and state; Catholics as well as Protestants opposed this obvious and blatant attack on their interests, while German liberals firmly sided with Bismarck on the issue. This separation of church and state also consequentially caused an even greater schism between the large, predominantly Catholic, Polish minority residing in Eastern Prussia, whose nationality was already suppressed by the required use of the German language in public spheres....   [tags: prussian military, turbulence, laws]

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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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A History of the Factory Model of U.S. Education

- From Prussia with Love: A History of the Factory Model of U.S. Education Public education in the U.S. is modeled after the 18th century Prussian factory style system of education which hinders creativity and ultimate academic success. To understand the roots of modern mass education, one must begin in Prussia. In 1806, the nation- state suffered a huge military blow and Napoleon’s army conquered much of its territory. The Prussian government decided that the way to overcome their loss and create a stronger, unified state was through education, and whether or not as a result of this idea, Napoleon’s army was eradicated in the War of Liberation of 1813-1815 (Cubberly 456)....   [tags: creativity, prussian factory, mass education]

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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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Power Relationships in Hughes's "Father and Son" and Lawrence's "The Prussian Officer"

- Power Relationships in Hughes's "Father and Son" and Lawrence's "The Prussian Officer" There are many similarities in plot and theme in Langston Hughes’ "Father and Son" and D. H. Lawrence’s "The Prussian Officer." While each story is told in a very different style, the general tone is similar in each. The focal point in each story is a relationship between one man in power, and another man who is a subordinate. The dominant man has generally benevolent feelings towards his subordinate, information which is related to the reader through an omniscient narrator....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Comparing Rocking-Horse Winner, Prussian Officer, and Second Best

- Differences in Rocking-Horse Winner, Prussian Officer, and Second Best Works by the same author often show the repeated use of certain words, images, or plots. In five short stories by the author, D.H. Lawrence, differences between social classes are the basis for conflict and provide the foundation for taboo relationships. These five stories are "The Rocking-Horse Winner," "The Prussian Officer," "Second Best," "The White Stocking," and "The Daughters of the Vicar." The inclusion of the motif of class differences in these particular works often leads to acts of violence or tragedy as the outcome....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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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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The One Time A Certain Prussian Bested a Certain Russian

- Ludwig was so cute when he slept. There was no evidence of the regimented man that usually inhabited this body, but the light crease in his brow; And no matter how amusing the usual Germany is, he crossed into this country, clambered up the impossibly tall building unscathed, and pried open the window with his pipe, to see the boyish look on the blond’s sleeping face. Reaching out, he ran a long callused finger down the crease. Ludwig’s brows shifted in confusion, but with more gentle nudges from the Russian, became lax....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Frederick II, the Great of Prussia

- Frederick II, the Great, overcame the resource limitations within Prussia by mastering three aspects of the western way of war: the ability to finance war, possessing a highly disciplined military, and an aggressive mindset toward achieving quick decisive victory, which established Prussia as a major European power. Frederick II accomplished this feat while being surrounded by powerful neighbors that possessed larger populations, armies, and financial excess. His initial assessment on the state of his Prussian inheritance from his personal writings follows: …cast your eyes over the map, and you will see that the greatest part of my territories is dispersed…cannot mutually assist each other…...   [tags: notorious leaders of the past]

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Prussia Culture and People

- The culture of a nation is a reflection of the people. Culture is embodied in our music, food, and literature. Each culture is distinct in its own way. Prussian culture is no different. Prussia was created by a group of people that didn’t agree with the Holy Roman Empire and who ended up gathering followers and conquering lands. Prussian culture is distinctive because of its location near the Baltic Sea, its extensive militarism and, its “elective monarchy in the late1800’s” . Prussia was important because it existed for hundreds of years, affecting the people and places around it politically, economically, and religiously....   [tags: Music, Food, Literature, People, History]

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Austria And Prussia 1815 - 1850

- How did the relationship between Austria and Prussia develop after 1815 and before 1850. The relationship between Austria and Prussia developed a lot during the era of economic wealth, revolution and war. Many governments were restored in Europe (after the defeating Napoleon). Legitimate monarchy was set up meaning the hereditary ruling families would be restored to their old thrones. This was agreed partly because it was seen as a more stable and suitable system suited to peace. Also Metternich, the Austrian Chancellor, saw it as a useful way to prevent the Russians and Prussian from gaining extra territory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Enlightment for Fredrick the Great of Prussia and Joseph II of Austria

- ... Many of these Junkers also held important military ranks in the army. Frederick the Great could have chosen to abolish serfdom but did not for this would greatly anger the Junkers, the backbone of the Prussian state and military. It was said that Prussia was not a country with an army: it was an army with a country. In Frederick’s military, he did not abolish torture to help install discipline and honesty in his soldiers. Keeping this helped his army become the fourth strongest army in Europe....   [tags: religious, toleration, freedom, law, serfdom]

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The Historical Background of Prussia's Unique Military

- The Historical Background of Prussia's Unique Military Prussia was unique in that, more than in any other country, the army developed a life of its own, almost independent of the life of the state. The distinctive military history of Prussia was developed early on it its history from the origins of the Teutonic knights and brought to a level of perfection throughout the reigns of Frederick William the Great Elector, Frederick William I and Frederick II. These gifted strategists due to their individual history and the accomplishments of the previous generation achieved military innovations....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Prussia Needed Fredrick the Great

- Why Prussia Needed Fredrick the Great Before Frederick took charge Prussia was not a country. It was broken into separate territories. France and England had become very powerful in the 1600's and Prussia felt endangered. Frederick's father Frederick the I was the elector of Prussia. When Frederick came to power his goal was to make Prussia a country. He believed that good government was rational but also authoritarian. Frederick was the first modern organizer. He put most of the country's wealth intro the military....   [tags: History, Literature]

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The Reasons for the Growth of Prussia’s Influence in Germany by 1862

- The Reasons for the Growth of Prussia’s Influence in Germany by 1862 In 1815 there was no such thing as a German State or Nation. In the geographical area known as Germany the most powerful state was Austria which was the biggest factor in the increase of Prussia’s influence by 1862. Prussia was the second most powerful state but she was far behind Austria politically and economically. In 1815 the Austrian foreign minister Metternich made a big mistake by giving Prussia the area of Westphalia and the Rhineland....   [tags: Papers]

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The New Ideas Of The Enlightenment And Industrial Revolution

- In the late Eighteenth-Century to the early Twentieth-Century, Europe underwent a plethora of changes. These changes bolstered industrial development, economic growth, government reform, education reform, and military reform. Germany was one of the biggest beneficiaries of these changes and its economy increased drastically. Yet, with all the new social ideas and freedoms Germany’s national religion remained Protestant and Jews remained a small minority. Cases of anti-Semitism were demonstrated through political, social, and economic means....   [tags: Germany, Prussia, Jews, Kingdom of Prussia]

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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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The Reign of Frederick William I & Frederick the Great

- The Kingdom of Prussia was formally established in 1701 by Elector Frederick III of the Hohenzollern dynasty. He dubbed himself Frederick I calling himself the “King in Prussia” rather than the ‘King of Prussia’ because as subjects of the Holy Roman Empire, only the emperor and his heir could have royal titles. Disjointedly stretching over 750 miles across the European continent from the Duchy of Prussia that was bordered by the Baltic Sea across to the Hohenzollern dynasties stronghold in Brandenburg....   [tags: Role Comparison, Development of Prussia]

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Factors Contributing to German Unification in 1871

- Prior to unification in 1871 the territory that would become Germany was comprised of thirty-nine independent states and city states joined together in a loose German Confederation. The most powerful among these states was Prussia, both geographically the largest state and that with the largest population. The influential politicians and policies that came out of Prussia were instrumental in the gradual formation of a united Germany. Beginning with the rise of Napoleon, the nineteenth century was a time of incredible change which dramatically altered the political balance of Europe....   [tags: Homogenous Identity, Prussia]

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Effects Of The 1848 Revolution And The Eventual Unification Of Germany

- Analyse the Effects of the 1848 Revolution in Prussia and the Eventual Unification of Germany. The German nation was born in January 1871 at the Palace of Versailles. Many factors have been noted by historians as to what led to the eventual unification of Germany such as; economic and industrial factors and the role of Otto Von Bismarck. A debate that has emerged over German Unification is whether it was united by ‘coal and iron’ or ‘blood and iron’; this looks at whether economic or political factors were the main driving force behind unification....   [tags: Otto von Bismarck, Prussia, German Empire]

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Age of Absolutism: Frederick II of Prussia

- During my reign, I’ve concentrated most on expanding my territories and I’ve succeeded in that now I have expanded my territories to new heights and to include that of Silesia, in Austria. It was my decision to expand the empire, but I’ve used the strength of my military to achieve this. I believe myself to be a just, wise, and a kind ruler. Therefore, my treatment of conquered people wouldn’t vary from my treatment of my own people; that is they are treated with hospitality and taken care of as they are my family....   [tags: military, economics, territory]

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The Second Reich Of Germany

- On November 11th, 1918, the Second Reich of Germany formally surrendered to the Allied powers and officially ended World War 1. In its wake, millions were dead and many of the European economies in ruin. Germany, a unified nation since only 1871, was at the center of this conflict and blamed by most for the destruction of much of Europe. But how did this young nation go from a couple dozen states and city-states, to a European power, to lying in ruins in such a short period of time. Several factors, such as increased nationalism, shifts in cultural and sociopolitical factors, and an increase in military power all led to the quick rise and fall of the Second Reich of Germany....   [tags: German Empire, Prussia, World War I]

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Conservatism Between 1815-1851 in Prussia, France and Austria

- Between 1815 and 1851, there was an increase in conservative demands and ideals across Europe. Three nations fit into this mold exceptionally well, one of them being Prussia. The other nation that best shows how conservative ideals achieved their goals is France and how it changed after the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. The third nation being, Austria and how the rulers handled the discontent of the different minority groups within it’s borders. Prussia had been a relatively conservative nation for a while with the monarch as the central point of power and Fredrick William did not want to change that at all, he spent years passing constitutions and electing representative bodies to k...   [tags: Government, Uprising, Monarchy]

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The Sword And The Conqueror Or The Conquered

- The sword or the anvil. The conqueror or the conquered. The sword shapes destiny one blow at a time while the anvil is beaten just as destiny is beaten taking one blow after the other. Or that is what is said. It’s not true, though. The anvil is beaten, but just as each blow to destiny hardens it, so does each blow to the anvil. The anvil is a solid steady rock that survives beating after beating never wavering, and never faltering. One day the hammer may break itself with the power that it uses to shape destiny....   [tags: Germany, World War II, World War I, Prussia]

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The Battle Of Valley Forge National Historical Park, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

- Task B) We will take a trip to Valley Forge National Historical Park, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. We will take this trip during week four of the unit. 1) We will be discussing the major battles of the war and although Valley Forge had no hand to hand combat, it was a major battle. It tested the men’s will power and they were able to prepare for the battles head. It aligns with the standard because it helped shape the rest of the war and how America did things. The standard talks about understanding how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance, and Valley Forge did exactly that....   [tags: Thought, Idea, Textbook, Psychology]

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The Political System Of Germany

- Cumulative Essay Final In German history there has been many different eras where the political system in Germany has set them on very different courses. In 1990 when the possibility of Germany reunifying after splitting into a Democratic and Communist side was thought possible, there was the question of the past and what had previously happened that led to Germany’s failings after Bismarck and the Nazi German Reich. There are 3 main eras that I believe allow us to look at this Bismarck (1860s-1870s), the world war/Nazi era of 1910 to 1945, and the post war era....   [tags: Germany, Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, Prussia]

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The Seven Year's War

- The Seven Year's War began when Austria shifted away from Britain and France. Britain soon aligned with Prussia. The Seven Year’s War was also known as the French and Indian War. The Seven Year’s War was a turning point in British-colonial relations. The Seven Year’s War was a conflict between the American Colonists and the French. This conflict was started by the control of the Ohio Valley and the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. These two rivers were known as modern-day Pittsburg. The war was named the French and Indian War (Seven Year’s War) because Britain and their American colonies were fighting against French and their Indian allies....   [tags: Austria, Britain, France, Prussia, World History]

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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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Struggle For Control of North America

- In the 1740's, Great Britain and France both realized that a struggle for control of North America was unavoidable. The French involvement in the fur trade and England's concern with their cash crops caused the desire for more land to grow, which ultimately led to clashes between the two empires. France pushed westward in pursuit of its one valuable resource, the beaver. European fashion setters valued beaver fur hats for their warmth and luxurious appearance. Demands for the fur grew. French voyageurs even recruited Indians into the fur business in order to help with the hunt....   [tags: France England American History]

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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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The Unification of Germany Between 1863 and 1871

- The Unification of Germany Between 1863 and 1871 On the 18th January 1871, Wilhelm 1 was proclaimed Emperor of a united Germany. The unification of Germany was, like all historical events, multi- causal, the most influential reasons being the Bismark's cynical and unscrupulous diplomacy, military superiority of Prussia and economic power, and lastly, popular nationalist sentiment. Bismark seems to be the most important factor of these. He was a successful diplomat with strong anti liberal views....   [tags: Papers]

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Bismarck's Influences on German Policy

- Bismarck loved Prussia because of its one unique culture. Although Bismarck hated Germany at first because of its separate and diverse culture, he soon had a change of heart. He lived in Frankfurt for eight years, where he experienced a commercial and cultural environment quite different from that of a Prussian estate. In 1849, Bismarck became the Prussian Chamber of Deputies (the lower chamber of the Prussian Diet) and moved his family to Berlin. At this stage he was far from a German nationalist....   [tags: economy, religion, domestic]

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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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A Pattern of Political Development in Germany

- The question of why liberal democracy failed in Germany, often referred to as the Germany Question, is an unfair one. Bearing a negative connotation, this question implies that Germany’s path of political development, towards absolutism and not democracy, was the wrong one. Yet, as it entered the 20th century, compared to other European powers Germany had the second largest economy, the largest population (excluding Russia) and the largest army. Some might argue that despite its lack of liberal freedoms, Germany was better off than most democracies at the time....   [tags: International Government ]

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Analysis Of Horace Mann 's ' Vast Reform Policies Of The Massachusetts State Board Of Education

- Orestes Brownson engaged in open opposition of Horace Mann’s vast reform policies of the Massachusetts State Board of Education. He directly opposed Mann’s work in Massachusetts on the formation of a centralized, state run school board on the grounds that state power over the educational process would result in biased and undemocratic instruction lending favor to one political interest group or another. In addition, Brownson held the belief that the state normal schools produced relatively uninformed teachers, which were in effect more akin to technicians....   [tags: Education, School, History of education, Teacher]

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Unification of Germany

- The growth of the European super powers during the 19th century consisted of the great powers vying for territorial attainments, developing their international influence, and ensuring positive domestic attitudes of their diplomatic actions. Attempting to cement their hegemony of international politics, the Prussian Empire sought to create an ethnically and politically unified German state to rebuff the prominence granted to Austria at the Congress of Vienna. Through the machinations of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck and his determination to unite the German lands through “blood and iron”, Germany quickly rose to become the epicenter of European politics and forever changed the geopolitical lan...   [tags: european superpowers, diplomatic actions]

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The Carriage Contained Many People From Various Sects Of The French Social Structure

- The carriage contained many people from various sects of the French social structure. With such a variety of denominations, it depicts a microcosm of the French social order. This included a prostitute, shop owners, factory owners, and nuns. Within the confines of the carriage, the class barrier is still readily apparent. Within the carriage, the actions of the characters often correspond to the stereotypes of their respective classes. This depicts a connection of all their actions with those of their class and is used to portray all of the upper class dismayingly....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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Camilo Di Cavour and The Italian Unification

- The Italian unification was brought by Camilo Di Cavour who was named the prime minister by Sardinia’s king Victor Emmanuel. Cavour was a man who worked hard and tirelessly to help expand Sardinia’s power. Cavour’s skillful diplomacy and excellent chose of alliance and set about gaining northern Italy for Sardinia. Cavour realized after a while that the road block was Austria. So in 1858 napoleon 3 agreed to help drive out Austria from Northern Italy. Cavour provoked a war against the Austrians and french and Italy went to war and won two consecutive wars in row....   [tags: italian unification, politics]

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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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Post World War I Germany

- Following World War I, Germany found itself a crippled state with a nation of unsatisfied people, due largely to pre-war political conflict, domestic negligence during the War, and consequences of the Treaty of Versailles. For the next decade, Germany was burdened with many economic, social, and political woes. The nation had lost much of its land, including crucial mining regions, and its military was drastically reduced, marked by the demilitarization of the Rhineland. In addition to the crumbling of German pride after the War, the country was plagued by hyperinflation and unemployment....   [tags: German History]

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The Rise of European Nationalism in the 19th Century

- The rise of European nationalism in the 19th Century brought with it an overabundance amount of change that would definitively modify the course of history. The rise of nationalism in one country would rouse greater nationalism in another, which would in turn, motivate even greater nationalism in the first, progressively intensifying the cycle that eventually concluded in a World War. Nationalism as an ideology produced international competition which inspired absolute allegiance to an individual’s nation state....   [tags: loyalty, empowerment, unified]

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Coal and Iron and the Unification of Germany in 1871

- Coal and Iron and the Unification of Germany in 1871 In 1862, Bismarck said that ‘the great questions of the day will be settled by blood and iron.’ Although there is undoubtedly some degree of accuracy in this statement, the most important reason for the unification of Germany, which ended ‘the great questions of the day,’ was ‘coal and iron.’ This is a quote from British economist John Maynard Keynes, who argued that the industrial and economic preparation before the wars, which united Germany, were more important....   [tags: Blood and Iron ]

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Is Education A Better Life?

- How to get a better life in the future. Literally to get a better life one has to get through education. This process takes about sixteen years to complete, but when someone joins this process they have to follow the U.S. education system. Education in the United States has been following one idea that comes from a foreign region “The Prussians”. It has been evolving over the years and it has remained adjoining new ideas. Some of these new ideas involve many circumstances which have changed the concept of education....   [tags: Learning, Education, Critical thinking, Student]

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Nationalism and Unification

- Nationalism and unification affected the United States, Italy, and Germany drastically throughout the 1800`s. Nationalism is known as an ideology, a sentiment, a form of culture, or a social movement that focuses on a nation, according to Blank and Schmidt. (2003) There are two forms of nationalism, such as desire for a certain group of peoples independence, and the desire of independent dominations for dominance and prestige. In the United States unification played a role in the American Civil war which occurred 1861-1865, 625 000 soldiers died in this war....   [tags: 1800's History]

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Germany: At Fault for WWII

- “A thousand years will pass and the guilt of Germany will not be erased” (Hans Frank quotes 1). This quote by Hans Frank, a high-ranking official in Nazi Germany, accurately captured the world-view of Germany at the conclusion of the Second World War. Frank was later convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Nuremberg trials and executed; however, his meaningful statement will live on. Germany tore the world apart during the Second World War, but their aggression can be traced back to the early 1870’s....   [tags: World History ]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Horace Mann 's ' Great Reform Policies Of The Massachusetts State Board Of Education

- Orestes Brownson engaged in open opposition of Horace Mann’s vast reform policies of the Massachusetts State Board of Education. He directly opposed Mann’s work in Massachusetts on the formation of a centralized, state run school board on the grounds that state power over the educational process would result in biased and undemocratic instruction lending favor to one political interest group or another. In addition Brownson held the belief that the state normal schools which were conceived and vehemently supported by Mann would produce teachers well informed in pedagogic methodology, while nearly uninformed in the area of academic concepts beyond the scope of elementary education....   [tags: Education, Teacher, History of education, School]

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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 Success Of The Concert System

- Imperialism was the driving force behind European diplomacy in the Nineteenth Century. Peace, a major stated goal of the Concert of Europe, was pursued by the main players as a means of consolidating and securing their imperial gains and preventing further gains by rival states. The long stretches of peace celebrated as successes of the Concert system occurred simply because peace between the Great Powers was what the Great Powers desired. Later in the century, in the stretches leading up to the First World War, this celebrated peace was, as Pim den Boer put it, an “armed peace,” with many “consciously aiming at a great European war.” Under the Concert system, the First World War was not in...   [tags: British Empire, Colonialism, Napoleonic Wars]

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Romaticism and Religion in German Nationalism

- Growing out of the romantic movement of the 19th century, there were many factors and various groups that contributed to the rise of German nationalism. With the nation fragmented, and Europe in social turmoil, the German people were lusting for spiritual and emotional unity that Enlightenment thinking could not provide. The population turned to existing religious groups, romantic thinkers, and secular political religions to fill the emotional gap that existed in a modernizing Europe. In the article, “Romanticism and the Rise of German Nationalism,” Hans Kohn attempts to show how romanticism developed from a completely artistic movement, into a crucial component in the rise of German nation...   [tags: Analysis, Hans Kohn]

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German Unification

- German Unification It would be impossible to tell the story of German Unification without giving Bismarck's role due prominence. Between 1862 and 1871 the map of Germany was altered radically, and Bismarck played a key role in the events, which led to the foundation of the new Reich, but his success was due to a combination of factors, not simply his own skill and genius as a politician....   [tags: Papers]

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The Battle of Waterloo

- ... At approximately eleven in the morning, the first phase of attacks occurred at Hougoumont in an attempt to be a diversion and draw forces from the Duke of Wellington's center near Papelotte. This attack was unsuccessful and turn into a “territorial struggle” for the remainder of the day.3 The second phase consisted of French Commander d'Erlon's infantry attacking an unweakened center. D'Erlon's was initially successful, but eventually driven off by British General Picton's cavalry. The third phase began at approximately four in the afternoon, and was led by French Commander Ney....   [tags: napoleon, france, military history]

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Compare and Contrast the Unification of Germany, Italy, and the United States

- Compare and Contrast the Unification of Germany, Italy, and the United States From the 1790s to 1814 French troops successively conquered and occupied the area that later constituted the German Empire. French domination helped to modernize and consolidate Germany and -- toward the end -- sparked the first upsurge of German nationalism. In different ways the French emperor Napoleon I helped German unification. It was important that he encouraged many of the middle-sized German states to absorb huge numbers of small independent territories, mostly bishoprics, church lands, and local principalities....   [tags: Papers]

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Well Known Practitioners of Realpolitik

- ... One of the first surprising initiatives taken by Bismarck to achieve stability, and ensure the interest of his country was to integrate the nationalism of the liberals with the views of the Junkers, this very clearly implies that a concession of ideals was made. In that a middle ground was established between the two, uniting them, and that the common goal (unifying Germany) can now be achieved without hindrance on the domestic level. On a foreign level Bismarck didn’t take into consideration the ethicality of his methods to expel all Austrian involvement from Germany’s unification....   [tags: politics, leaders, power]

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Long Range Casues Of World War II

- World War I was a very complicated war. It goes back as far back as 1870. Of course the was didn’t last for that many years, but it had many casues. Not just one spark that started it off. The Franco-Prussian War was one of these casues. There were sevral Franco-Prussian Wars. The last Franco-Prussian War started in 1870. Prussia was in a confederation. A confederation is a group of states that are loosly joined together and have more power than the government of the whole country. Prussia was the biggest state....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Two Sides of the Same Mark: Bismarck and Metternich

- Prince Otto von Bismarck and Prince Klemens von Metternich can be compared to the dual sides of a German Mark. A German 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 sides were flipped and Bismarck was seen as a bloodthirsty power monger while Metternich was hailed as the national hero....   [tags: German History]

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The Great War And World War I

- When interpreting history, it is much easier to point a finger and blame, rather than gather information and understand what really happened. The Great War, or World War I as it became known, is a great example of misinformation and many nations blaming each other for its outbreak. Common knowledge would argue that Germany, the new European superpower was the direct cause of the devastating war. However, recent evidence points that each nation engaged in the war had an ulterior motive for joining it....   [tags: World War I, Bosnia and Herzegovina, German Empire]

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France And Germanys Relationships From 1815-1917

- Throughout the time period of 1815 – 1917 there was a vast number of changes. There were good and bad ones. The main principle of this time period was that people were starting to realize that peace should be prevalent throughout Europe. This paper will discuss the relationships between France and Germany during the time period of 1815 – 1917. The paper will primarily focus on the Franco Prussian War, The Revolutions of 1848, the Dreyfus affair, the Austro Prussian War, imperialism and the beginning of World War One and everything that is closely related to those topics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lessons To Be Learned From the Study of Warfare

- New and innovative ideas have proven to be instrumental in lifelong learning but there is a great deal to be learned from the study of military history. Today’s military encourages and requires a new way of doing business. Commanders at all levels offer civilian employees incentives for creative ideas to solving problems and encourage service members to “think outside of the box”; business as usual is not the ‘group think’ anymore. But as spoken in the words of General Douglas MacArthur, “…But research does bring to light those fundamental principles and their combinations and applications, which in the past, have been productive of success....   [tags: Military History]

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Factors Leading To World War I

- Modern nationalism began as a liberal reaction to the autocracy of the dynastic states of Europe. Before the nineteenth century, nationality was based upon personal allegiance to a monarch. So a Frenchman living in 1785 would rightfully consider himself a subject of the bourbon king Louis xvi rather than a citizen of France. Moreover, the Frenchman need not even have been French by language and tradition as most of the dynastic states were made up of a mixture of culturally diverse peoples....   [tags: Modern Nationalism, Europe]

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Napoleon at Waterloo

- On March 20, 1815 Napoleon returned to Paris from his exile on the island of Elba. This day marked the beginning of “Napoleon’s 100 Days”, as many historians have dubbed the brief episode , which ended July 8, 1815 when Louis XVIII was reinstated as the King of France. Within a period of two months Napoleon, capitalizing on France’s enormous population, conscripted an army roughly 280,000 strong . Napoleon Bonaparte’s forces exceeded those of the Anglo-Allied forces, led by the Duke of Wellington, Field Marshall Blucher, and the Prince of Orange, by 50,000 men....   [tags: World 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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Nationalism and War

- Nationalism and War Does nationalism have a relationship with the causes of the wars between 1792 and 1914. This can be disputed through the events of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the unification struggles of Germany and Italy in the late 1800’s, the Alliance systems of the late 1800’s and the assassination of the Austrian archduke before the outbreak of World War 1. During the French Revolution in 1792, an effort was made to remove Austrian presence from French lands. This came about in part because King Louis XVI wanted to seek help from the Austrians to remove the reformers, persuading France to declare war on Austria....   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Bismarck to German Unification

- The Importance of Bismarck to German Unification When Bismarck became chancellor of Prussia in 1862 nationalism had already started 47 years ago in 1815. Although Bismarck greatly helped the move towards unification there were also many other factors involved. These factors included things such as the economic power of the Zollverein and the fact that having a strong country would make them safer, and they all shared the same enemy: France. It is necessary to compare these factor with each other in order to asses the importance of Bismarck to German unification....   [tags: Papers]

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The Seven Weeks War and its Effects

- The Seven Weeks War and its Effects Germany, a country hundreds of years in the making, was unified in 1871. After years of being separate states and loose confederations, Germany became a whole, unified nation through Prussian strength in the economy and more importantly strength in the military. The might of the Prussia's military was in its army, which it used in wars to bring together the separate German states into a unified Germany. The Seven Weeks War against Austria was the first example of this....   [tags: Papers]

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Economic Factors in Unification of German People in the 19th Century

- Economic Factors in Unification of German People in the 19th Century There is little debate about the factors concerned in nineteenth century German unification, the argument commences when the most important is put to question. To find the most important we must surely look to the primary factors, the instigating forces, or seeds if you will, that are required for the formation of a Nation State. The great Bismarck was a leader that undoubtedly showed much initiative and many would attribute the unification of the German speakers to his efforts, but the economic necessaries came long before the man who used them....   [tags: Papers]

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The Problems Facing Bismarck in Germany in 1871-1890

- The Problems Facing Bismarck in Germany in 1871-1890 W.M Simon suggests that “…what Bismarck prided himself on was his ability to overcome tensions as they arose, not a capacity to stop them appearing”[1] The problems facing Bismarck in Germany during this period can be seen as three fold. First we can identify that there were significant political problems which developed in Bismarck’s Germany. Secondly there were religious and cultural aspects which arose causing further problem to Bismarck....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Mother Savage '

- Although not stated directly, Guy de Maupassant suggests that his main character, the protagonist, is also the antagonist. The title alone leads the audience to believe this is true. Though it is in third person and one cannot read the thoughts of the characters, the narrator accurately shows the reader the change of heart. Traditionally, the protagonist and antagonist are separate individuals, but Mother Savage should not be viewed as such. Victoire Simon (Mother Savage) experiences a change in herself that forces her to share the role of the protagonist and the antagonist.  In order to be a protagonist, any certain character must be the principal person with whom the story is concerned (C...   [tags: Antagonist, Protagonist, Guy de Maupassant]

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The Unification of Germany

- The Unification of Germany           In 1871 the thirty-eight states of what was once the Holy Roman Empire, re-united to become what was known in the early twentieth century as simply, The German Empire, united under the rule of the German Emperor, or Kaiser. There are many factors which led to the unification of the German states; liberalism, nationalism, Otto Von Bismarck, fear of ‘another Napoleon’, the Prussian King William I, and the three wars Prussia fought.           One of the key factors which led to the Unification was nationalism....   [tags: History Historical German Essays]

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Life's Work of Jacob Abramham Camille Pissanco

- Something as simple as a painting unlocks an entire world. Jacob-Abraham-Camille Pissarro demonstrates this by his many paintings of common life during his time period. With passion and dedication, Pissarro paints throughout his entire life. He tries out many styles of art, but the most influential type became Impressionism. Impressionism started the foundation for Pissarro’s peeks into the past. Pissarro’s experiences, experiments with artistic styles, and the time period helps shape his art; specifically one dealing with peasants in a common setting....   [tags: painting, styles, impressionlism, time, period]

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The First World War ( Ww1 )

- This essay will examine how much different was the first world war (WW1) in comparison to previous wars that had taken place for example the Napoleonic empire which led to numerous wars especially the tragic end of destruction for the Napoleonic army with many casualties in the attempt to take-over Russia, another example is the bloody American Civil War which at its time was considered the first of the modern wars as the Southern and Northern armies voluntarily accepted the use of new technology in warfare equipment such as new guns and deadlier and more penetrative bullets....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare]

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Identifying an Unknown Microbial Organism

- Identifying an Unknown Microbial Organism Introduction The purpose of identifying an unknown microbial agent is so that the five “I’s” of Microbiology, which are, Inoculation, Incubation, Isolation, Inspection and Identification can be practiced. Providing an unknown microbial agent tests the ability of ones skill of the above techniques and to accurately obtain the correct results and compare these results to biochemical test results that are already established. (Forrest & Elliott, 2012, p.111) Test used include the Gram Stain, the Streak Plate and Biochemical test such as the MR-VP, SIM, Phenylalanine Deaminase, Simmon’s Citrate along with the Carbohydrate Fermentation and Urease t...   [tags: microbiology, laboratory analysis]

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A Comparison of 'At Sea' and 'Capture of Walter Schnaffs' by Guy De Maupassant

- A Comparison of 'At Sea' and 'Capture of Walter Schnaffs' by Guy De Maupassant I have studied several stories written by Guy De Maupassant. In my essay I shall examine, in detail, two stories initially, and then later I shall expand, to other stories. The first story I have chosen is ‘At Sea’. In this story there are two loyal brothers, who work as fisherman. In this harsh life, you must choose the most beneficial outcome; otherwise you are foolish, detrimental and may starve....   [tags: Papers]

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Bismarck's Speech on the Issue of the Poles and His Understanding of the German Nation

- What does Bismarck's speech on the issue of the Poles reveal about his understanding of the German nation. Bismarck's treatment of the Polish population of Prussia, and his consequent defence of that treatment, like his handling of Prussian Catholics and socialists, is of interest both as a problem in itself but also for the insights it gives us into his understanding of the German nation. Bismarck's "Polish Problem" speech delivered to the Lower House of the Prussian parliament is a result of the brutal expulsion from Prussian territory of some 30,000 Poles carried out the year before (1885) and serves as a response to the opponents of that expulsion, the Polish Party and the Central party...   [tags: European History]

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