PPT_Germany10BB-1.2.23.11

PPT_Germany10BB-1.2.23.11 - Argument: The Unification of...

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German Unification Nationalism and Nation Building II: Unification of Germany The Unification of Germany under Otto von Bismarck represented a radical new use of nationalism. A conservative aristocrat used nationalism as a way of preserving the power of the autocratic Kaiser, the Prussian aristocracy (Junkers), and the Prussian military. Argument:
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Pillars of Prussia Kingdom Absolutist/Autocratic Monarch Military Junkers (Prussian aristocracy)
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Post-1848 Modernization Constitution Universal Suffrage: top 5% = 1/3 seats next 10% = 1/3 seats bottom 85% = 1/3 seats Education / Research Liberal Economics
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Paradox: ancien regime coexisting w/ modern industrial society
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Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Kaiser Wilhelm I (r.1858-1888)
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Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) Junker Bourgeois formation Pietism Johanna von Puttkammer
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(1815-1898) Junker Bourgeois formation Pietism Realpolitik Military reform (1860-62)
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