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    German Unification The French Revolution of 1789 had a huge impact on Germany because it showed the oppressed people of the German States that they could rise up to their monarchs and change the way their country was run. Once Napoleon reduced the number of German States from 360 to 16, the German people started feeling nationalistic and people were proud of their country. So people now had a feeling of how their life’s could be and how they wanted them to be. Soon after Napoleons downfall

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    as such. Within this area lies some of the fiercest and most ruthless tribes to have existed, the Germanic tribes. While the Germanic people have always been considered to be tribal and separate by their neighbors, this consideration is wrong. The German tribes have always been in a sense united, but it was not until the external threat of others, the need to survive and political pressures did the tribes unite to become the nation of Germany. The Prussian area has always been in danger of invasion

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    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. Bismarck

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    failure. Those in control of these cities and states knew that a unified German empire would have no need of all these princes and kings and so many obstacles blocked the path to unification. Another issue facing unification was the split “ownership” of Germany between Prussia and Austria, two nations that had helped join the cities and states into a loose

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    the process of the unification of Germany shaped by war? Introduction: Previously to 1815 in central Europe, Germany consisted of 39 independent states, belonging to the Holy Roman Empire, which shared the same culture and language. In 1806 there was a shift in power as Napoleon I destroyed the Holy Roman Empire and 17 states were placed under direct French control in the Confederation of the Rhine. However, Prussia was determined to regain its position as the leading German state and in an alliance

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    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

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    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

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    Bismarck Claims The Credit For German Unification In the early 19th Century, the growth of nationalism and the growing economic strength of the German states was very great. The German's shared a common identity in the form of language race and heritage such as music, literature and poetry. The growing improvements in communications and transport also brought the states one step closer together. The reduction of the number of German states from 365 to 39 states made each state more economically

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    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

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    Nationalism as the Most Important Cause of German Unification Nationalism is generally defined as the feeling of loyalty shared by a group of people united by race, language, and culture. It is a stronger belief than patriotism, the sentiment of loyalty towards one’s nation, as it is the belief that shared characteristics of a common people are valuable and need to be preserved by the creation and maintenance of a nation state. In respect to German Unification which was carried out between 1864

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