Bismark put together new united north germany north german confederation - oppression systempolicy of king. Spanish sucession and prince leopold pressure on bismark. Napoleon ii negotiating triple alliance restrain prussia from taking the south/defeat. Prussia but didn"t go through - ems telegram napoleon got support bikmark careful opportunity of successor of throne of spain old spanish king was old and sick no immediate heir janurary 1871 imperial germany. Editing version made it appear that french ambassador had insulted the king to the french it looked that king william was rude to the ambassador. Saddan blackest day in french history napoleon and 1000 troops brought down naploneic empire end of napoleon the third. July fall napoleon the third janurary 1871 bizmark proclaimed new german empire southern states had come in hall of martyers at bersailles (palace of louis the 14th) King william i kaiser wilhelm i military and forgein policy appointed ministers. Bismarack prussia minister president imperial germany chancellor.