Week 3 German Military History Outline Notes

Week 3 German - Week 3 German History Notes The French Revolution and ensuing Napoleonic Wars brought many changes to the German states during the

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Week 3 German History Notes The French Revolution and ensuing Napoleonic Wars brought many changes to the German states during the period 1798-1815, not the least of which resulted in the dismembering of the Holy Roman Empire. The Revolution that swept France in 1789 could hardly be contained in France and it spread with mixed effects across Europe. Most of those within Germany agreed with some aspect of the Revolution and liberal and oppressed groups also began clamoring for similar changes in the German States. By and large none of these threats amounted to anything and when the Revolution turned bloody most of Germany turned away from it and condemned it. For the most part the attention of those in Germany was focused on the growing struggle between Austria and Prussia for domination within Germany, the religious differences between North and South, and to the East where expansionism led to partitions of Poland in both 1793 and 1795. Small scale riots in the German States were quickly met with force followed by repressive laws. There would be no reform from
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5012 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.

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Week 3 German - Week 3 German History Notes The French Revolution and ensuing Napoleonic Wars brought many changes to the German states during the

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