Week 4 Outline Notes for German Military History

Week 4 Outline Notes for German Military History - Week 4...

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Week 4 Outline Notes for German Military History The period of German history between 1815 and 1830 is referred to as the Restoration Period although historians debate exactly what was being restored, and the Vörmarz Period defines Germany from 1815 to 1848. The changes brought about by the Napoleonic Wars would affect the growth of Germany for at least the next several decades, if not much longer. The role of German arms in that final victory is often overlooked. Gebhard von Blucher led about 48,000 Prussians at Waterloo, but Wellington clearly overshadows this German general. The Russians began marching through Europe after the failed French 1812 invasion of Russia, and did not stop until their troops conquered France. This feat of Russian arms would mark the next years and also began a decline of Russian might clearly visible in the Crimean War. The role of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, whose fortunes had seemed to fare poorly during the war and in the face of rising Prussian power, came to the fore again. This period is better known as the “Metternichian Period” for the role the Austrian foreign minister played as the “coach master of Europe” in restoring conservative order and absolute monarchy. Metternich created several alliance systems including the Holy
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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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