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i.The Danish king said that once they left he would do it all over againa.So Austria and Prussia could not leaveb.This was a problem for Austria b/c it was far from homeii.Austria and Prussia decided to split the countriesa.Austria picked Holstein which was b/t Prussian troops and Danish troopsb.Anytime they wanted to do something, they were stuck b/t Prussian troopsiii.Prussia had been rapidly industrializing and Austria had nota.Prussia had railroadsb.They realized countries who are industrialized win warsiv.1864, Danish WarZ.1866, Austro-Prussian Wari.Austria got fed up and went to war with Prussiaii.The war only took 6 weeks and Prussia wona.Prussia could move troops faster b/c of the railroads; Austrian troops had to marchb.Mass, railroads, and modern technology led Prussia to victory
iii.When time came to make a peace, Bismarck told Austria that he did not want their territory but instead they are excluded from Germany
2.Bismarck forced all German states north to make up the North German Confederation
iv.There are now 4 German statesv.Bismarck knew he could not take those states without a warXXI.Franco-Prussian War (1870-71)A. France is now in dangerB.Napoleon III watched the war closely b/c he knew if Prussia won it would create a great threat to FranceC.If Bismarck went after the southern German states, France would have to stop themD. 1870, Spain was having a problem with the monarchi.Isabella was doing a bad job so she was run outii.They wanted a new leader but it had to be Catholiciii.No one wanted to be king b/c Spain was unstableE.They found a family in southern Germany which was strongly Catholici. Hohenzollern-Sigmaringena.They split and one went to Prussia where they rule today and they are Protestantb.The ones who stayed south had not done anything but it was okay b/c they were related to royaltyF.They sought Leopold von Hohenzollern but he needed permission from William Ii.He didn’t want him to be king of Spain b/c Leopold was a screw up and he didn’t want him to ruin the family nameii.Bismarck convinced him to let him be king of Spain b/c France would be stuck in the middle of Prussia and SpainG. The announcement came in July of 1870 that Leo would be king of SpainH. Napoleon III was very ill and wanted to convince William to not permit Leopold to be king b/c he is a screw upI.France’s ambassador to Prussia, V. Beneditti, went to William to convince himi.They knew each other and got along fineJ.

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