German UNification

German UNification - Andrew Ciampaglio Dr. Shaohua Hu...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Andrew Ciampaglio Dr. Shaohua Hu Reflective Tutorial 11/29/07 Why German Unification and why was it so successful? The Unificationof the Germen States occurred on January 18, 1871. Since the Germen Empire went on to cause so much violence and so much trouble after it was created I think understanding how it was created and why is was successful after creation is something worth studying. Germen Unification did not happen overnight, but was something that happened overtime. Starting by looking at two main events that took places years before unification that helped lead to it and set a basis for which it was built upon. The Revolution of 1848 set back an attempt to build a foundation of Germen unification by the Confederation which was backed by strong Germen nationalism as a result of the duel powers of Prussia and Austria, even though it was built aroundliberalism at the time. Also Napoleon’s attempt to recreate what had beenthe Holy Roman Empire became known as the Confederation of the Rhine. While doing so he helped laid a foundation for the Germen Confederation which became the Germen Empire, excluding Austria. Then we look into the man who was most influential in the creating of the Germen Empire, Otto Van Bismarck. Then finally and arguable most important we have the wars which brought about the unification of Germen and the creation of the powerful Germen Empire. But why was the New Born Germen Empire so powerful after creation? This question is actually pretty simple to answer when all the facts and number are laid out to look at.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Beginning with the growing feeling of Germen Nationalism which was a result of the duel powers of Prussia and Austria, even though Austria never became part of the Empire itself the Austrian-Hungarian Empire helped spread a feeling of Germen Nationalism around the country. (Dawson 55-58)It would be this feeling of Nationalism that Otto Van Bismarck road to unite all of Germany through the power of the growing of Prussia at the time. The feeling of Germen Nationalism was also
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

German UNification - Andrew Ciampaglio Dr. Shaohua Hu...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online