Historian Allan Mitchell writes that Bonapartism was “a model for Bismarckian politics”. There is evidence that shows that Bismarck was indeed influenced by the way Napoleon III ruled in a fast changing society racked by tension between bourgeoisie and proletariat. Historian classify Bismarckism as Bonapartist as he never founded his own political movement and avoided becoming dependant on retaining confidence of the monarchy. Furthermore, there were some smaller German states that agreed with “Bonapartism” as they saw it as a desire to revise in a reactionary sense the constitution given in 1848. This is significant as Bismarck would have needed to appeal to all German states any by incorporating Bonapartist views into his policy he would be appealing to the smaller states, which in turn would support
The French of Alsace-Lorraine were shown just as well staying true to their heritage as they were giving in to German command. One example of this is the Declaration of French National Assembly, presented by Alsatian deputies on February 17, 1871. Since 1871 was the year of the Treaty of Frankfurt, this evidence is important because it shows the opinions of the people of Alsace-Lorraine just as the cession took place. The document stated that Alsace-Lorraine did not consent to separation and that it was not right for the French to agree to the cession of Lorraine and Alsace (Doc 2). It also claimed that through all circumstances, the people of Alsace-Lorraine were to remain loyal to France.
The saying “blood and iron” or “blut und eisen” comes from a speech encouraging German unity given by Otto Von Bismark in 1862. Bismark was summoned to speak to the Prussian Landtag, to convince them that an increase in military spending was necessary. Bismark and King Whilhelm worked together, Bismark became the Prime Minister of Prussia and they increased the military budget reforming the army despite the Landtag. The speech to the Landtag was basically saying that military force would be much more effective than diplomacy.
In order to achieve his goals, Bismarck also made some reforms: universal male suffrage and a welfare state. Overall, Bismarck 's use of strategic wars and foreign affairs led him to united 39 independent German states, under Prussian rule, that would eventually
In the political and social satire A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain demonstrates his excessive pride and glory for political, economic, and technology advances of his time by developing an interesting plot in which an 19th century mechanic travels back into the time of a cruel feudalistic Camelot and attempts to modernize and improve it. He compares the basic 19th America he knew to the medieval ages of Great Britain. The novel denounces the medieval period exemplified strict rule by the monarch, unity between the church, and showed that many of the common
Under the French rule, the small states of what would soon have been Germany wanted to be free from Napoléon’s influence and rule. After the fall of Napoléon, these states were united and called Germany based on the balance of power. The Napoleonic Code As the Enlightenment ideas spread across Europe, Napoléon established the civil code (which was discussed earlier) which became known as the Napoleonic Code. It was used in Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and their former colonies. This civil code abolished many old feudal laws for equality.
once eugenics became established in the United States, the campaign migrated to Germany. While Hitler 's anti-Semitism “sprung from his own mind”, the basis of the eugenics Hitler adopted, originated in America. He tried to legitimize his hatred by “wrapping it in the more palatable pseudoscientific facade of eugenics” (Black). By claiming that science was on his side, Hitler enlisted more followers among reasonable Germans. Eugenicists claimed that the ideal human was the blond, blue-eyed Nordic types.
Frederick the Great grew up enjoying almost everything opposite of his dad, but he had a good amount of military training which made him capable of leading large invasions such as the one on Silesia. Silesia was a very valuable area, and Maria Theresa had followed the somewhat newly implemented Pragmatic Sanction, while Frederick II captured Silesia by invading Austria and therefore broke the guidelines set by the Pragmatic Sanction, the indivisible but divisible set of rules. Through the Peace Aix- la- Chapelle, Prussia gained Silesia and also became a dominating European power, while Austria was able to confirm the Pragmatic Sanction. However, Europe was not finished with warfare and would begin the Seven Years War shortly after the War of Austrian
In other words, it was a war that was utilized as a way to gain Germany under Prussian leadership and control. Prussia managed to expand it 's territory over