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  • The Bismarck

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    The Bismarck During World War One the navy's of the world confirmed the belief that who ever has the biggest guns still decides the battle and wins control of the sea. Following World War One everybody was looking for the ultimate weapon, a battleship that was bigger, faster, more powerful, and more survivable than his opponent. By the time the stage was set for the next war battleships had reached a new level of destructive capability. This is the story of one of the most feared, hated

  • The Bismarck

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    The Bismarck The history of the Bismarck starts in the spring of 1941. It set sail on Operation Rheinübung after two ships, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau returned from Operation Berlin. It was considered to send out the Bismarck with its sister ship Tirpitz, but it was decided against shortening training operations. They were also going to send it out with Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, but they were not operational due to British air attacks. So they sent it out with heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen

  • Germany under Bismarck

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    Germany under Bismarck The Historical Debate The view of Bismarck over the years has changed and it is the historical debate surrounding our perception of him and his intentions that often shapes our interpretation of the German unification. No 19th century figure has attracted the attention and controversy that surround the achievement of Otto von Bismarck, with the exception perhaps of Napoleon Bonaparte. The success of Bismarck’s work in unifying Germany has shifted from a determinist to a dialectic

  • Otto Von Bismarck

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    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. Bismarck worked against liberal plans for unification of Germany but stood proudly in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles as the German Empire he helped to create was proclaimed. Bismarck as man and as statesman

  • The Sinking of the Bismarck

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    the resources to challenge the British Royal Navy directly. German leadership adopted a naval strategy of interrupting British supply channels while avoiding direct engagements with the Royal Navy. This case study will explore the sinking of the Bismarck, Germany’s most powerful battleship. History Britain had to preserve its lines of commerce and supply in the Atlantic Ocean in order to survive the war. Germany recognized that disrupting Britain’s lifeline of ship convoys would provide an immediate

  • Otto von Bismarck

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    A biography called “Otto Von Bismarck: Iron Chancellor of Germany” was written by Kimberley Heuston. She was born in 1960 in Utah, Provo. She got her Bachelor Degree in history and science, at Harvard University, and an MFA in children’s literature at Vermont Collage. Later she worked as an English and history teacher. Also, Kimberley Heuston was awarded by Association for Mormon letter and for young-adult literature. The book describes Otto Von Bismarck’s life in different age stages, which are

  • Bismarck and Germany

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    Bismarck, that was the founder of Germany, is known for his cleverness as a politician. He had conservative values, however in politics he sometimes made sacrifices (opportunist). He didn’t believe in democracy but preferred oligarchy, he wasn’t a dictator though. His life goal was to unify Germany and make of it, a great power. The unification took place in 1871, but in order to achieve it, many years had to pass. Prussia, a country with a strong army and a large number of population was ready

  • The last battle of the Bismarck

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    of the Bismarck changed the tides during World War II. The Bismarck was Germany’s most famous battleship during World War Two, and was sunk on May 27, 1941. The Bismarck had already sunk the battleship HMS Hood before being sunk herself. For many, the end of the Hood and Bismarck symbolized the end of the time when battleships were the dominant force in naval warfare, to be replaced by submarines and aircraft carriers and the advantages these ships gave to naval commanders. The Bismarck weighed

  • Otto von Bismarck

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    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

  • Essay On Otto Von Bismarck

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    From the early 1860s to 1890s Otto von Bismarck had set himself in the history books. In September 1862 William I turned to the help of this man who, more than any other single individual, “shaped the next thirty years of European history” (Kagan, Ozment, Turner 550-551). Bismarck was a realist, who’s belief that actions spoke louder than words, committing more trust in power and action rather than in ideas. Bismarck’s upbringing, lifestyle, education and parents shaped how he became an autocratic