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    Prussian Military Reforms

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    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Evolution: Prussian Military Reforms of the 19th Century The concept of war as a static and unchanging occurrence is an outdated and dangerous miscalculation.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

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    The Franco-Prussian War

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    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

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    Perversity and Lawrence’s Prussian Officer

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    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

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    The Franco-Prussian War

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    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

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    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

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    Franco-Prussian War Essay

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    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

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    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

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    In 1866 the Austro-Prussian War broke out between the two German states of Prussia and Austria. There had been conflicts between the two in previous decades, but Prussia, under the command of Otto von Bismarck, had sought a more lasting split. Under Bismarck’s control, conditions had been orchestrated to make war possible between the two and to ensure Prussia’s victory. Thus, when the opportunity was presented by the Duchies question, Bismarck took his chance and provoked a war. The war itself

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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 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

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    1714 - HIST 3122 Research Proposal Preliminary Hypotheses: Due to Prussian’s advanced army recruitment, promptness of mobilization through railways, weapons, and economic factors, the outcome of the Austro-Prussian war was a given victory. 1) What were the causes of the Austro-Prussian War and how did Nationalism play a major role during this time period? During this time era, German Nationalism was exemplified partly from Napoleon I’s French Nationalism movement and the Romantic era. German

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