Otto Von Bismarck Research Paper

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Who was Otto von Bismarck, and what was his method of unification? What effect did the unification of Germany have on the rest of Europe?

Germany is the one major foreign power that has experienced many problems itself throughout recent history. Its unification was the most important political development in Europe between 1848 and 1914. In 1848, the revolution happened in Germany with many violent revolts by different political groups of people who oppose toward conservative government and the Frankfurt Parliament, first elected parliament for all of Germany was established to make constitution based on liberalism, but, eventually, these failed.
However the failure brought another enormous change in German; it stimulated Otto von Bismarck to begin actions for unifying Germany. He and his fellows who are Prussian conservatives wanted to defeat the revolution and restore the monarchical government that had existed in Prussia before 1848. He attempted diverse actions; he led violent bloody wars and changed policies for people. An article defines, “Bismarck achieved his feats because his powerful personality …show more content…

He was a Prussian conservative aristocrat and was, as such, opposed to this policy of the King of Prussia and his ministers. Supporting nationalism and opposing liberalism, he had a goal for making a strong unified German state under Prussian dominance. Although his close people stood against German unity, he kept the idea that unity must come. Through being as Prussian minister and an ambassador to St. Petersburg, he widely experienced politics to partially determined governmental policy. Knowing the Bismarck’s capability, King William appointed Bismarck as a premier in 1862. According to an article, Bismarck’s appointment is regarded as, “arguably one of the great turning points in history”

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