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Otto Von Bismarck And The Unification Of Germany

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Otto von Bismarck and The Unification of Germany
Joshua Busekrus
Senior division, Historical paper

German Unification is the Single most important political development in Europe between 1848 and 1914. This sets the stage for the world wars and particularly for Germany unifies and becomes a great power in Europe. This alters the power in Europe. Two German states Austria and Prussia and 37 other German states which were smaller. This created a problem for Prussia because they could never actually take control. During 1806 one of Napoleons accomplishments was to abolish political entity that was the Roman Empire. By this happening gives Germany the chance to rise. With Napoleons rise he made 300 states of Germany to 39 states of Germany. This created the idea of creating just one German state instead of multiple. During the beginning of the 1800’s, nationalism was a major deal in Europe. This thought of have superiority over other countries was important to the countries of Europe. Johann Gottlieb Fitche wrote about German Nationalism and he says “ The first, original, and truly natural boundaries of states are beyond doubt their internal boundaries. Those who speak the same language are joined to each other by a multitude of invisible bonds by nature herself, long before any human heart begins; they understand each other... they belong together and are by nature one and an inseparable whole.” This shows throughout Germany unifying because this
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