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Department
History
Course
HIST 1031
Professor
Robert Savage
Semester
Spring

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The Unification of Germany and Race for Empire 2/17/14 • How Germany emerges as a unified nation in 1871 • Prussia unifies the German nation • King Fredrick William III o Limited liberties o Introduced reform o Censorship o Educational reforms o Rise in liberty • Cafés were placed of political exchange • Prussia built universities that were funded by the state • Renaissance in German culture • Universal Elementary education • The Grim Brothers o German folklore o Wanted German culture in universities • 1848 Rebellions spread wanting to push away the old order • Committed himself to unifying Germany • North (Prussia) vs. South (Austria) • Divided by religion • Most were Lutheran • Forced to call an election based on universal male suffrage • Liberal nationalists believed • Frankfurt assembly o New state should include Austria Vs. New state should be smaller o Settled when Austria withdrew o Fredrick William did not want to rule with an assembly o Frankfurt’s efforts failed • Custom union o Allowed economic expansion and growth • Austria was not a member of the Zollverein • Industrial economy challenged Great Britain • Zollverein o Foreshadowed unification of Germany • Heavy iron • Steamboats • 1861 King Fredrik William I died and was succeeded by his brother • Assembly in Berlin can only veto taxes • Conservato
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