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German Unification

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Department
History
Course
HIS241H1
Professor
Dana Philpott
Semester
Fall

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Nov.509 -Napoleon III managed to shut-up the French nationalists -just as he enlarged France, there was an economic depression and the liberals who would have accepted Napoleon turned against him and became supporters of the left The German Unification -Wilhelm, liberal monarch; agreed to support parliament -constitutional crisis in Prussia; Wilhelm not able to solve Crisis, appointed a minister: Bismarck, who turned out to be one of the best chancellors -he set a precedent and a symbol for international relations and affairs -Bismarck did not only want to settle the score, but sought a German unification, outmanoeuvre Austria -Napoleon III came to the aid of Bismarck -Bismarck more intellectual than Napoleon and outplayed him -1859, Bismarck and Napoleon crossed paths, Napoleon said the tall German is insignificant -following that Bismarck said Napoleon is a sphinx without a riddle (a beast that no-one ever knows what is thinking) -Bismarck completely ignored parliament in constitutional crisis Denmark -1863: new Danish king decided to score some no
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