German Empire Essays

  • Rise Of The German Empire (Kaiserreich)

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    The German Empire (German: Deutsches Kaiserreich), variously referred to as the German Reich or Realm,[5][6][7][8] or Imperial Germany,[9] was the historical German nation state[10] that existed from the unification of Germany in 1871 to the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II in November 1918, when Germany became a federal republic. The German Empire consisted of 27 constituent territories, with most of them being ruled by royal families. This included 4 kingdoms, 6 grand duchies, 6 duchies (5 after

  • Causes Of German Unification

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    A common question about German Unification is why did it take so long to accomplish? The other three major players, France, Great Britain, and Russia, had all developed under a single unified nation for hundreds of years by the time Germany came around. In short, the Holy Roman Empire served as a wall to the unification of a German state, considering the Holy Roman Empire was led by Austrian Habsburgs. Also, while the Holy Roman Empire was mostly German, it also included Czechs, Wends, Italians,

  • Summary: Challenges Against The Third Republic

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    in the eyes of her rivals both inside and outside. On the one hand, monarchist, which hold the majority in parliament expects the humiliation of the Republic and republicans in order to proclaim a new system and the third empire, on the other hand, Unification of the German Empire created a vital threat not just the French influence in Europe also French sovereignty itself. In addition to that, the Republic had challenges in the system itself between making reforms to implement a fully democratic order

  • How Did Bismarck Contribute To The Unification Of Germany

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    group known as the German confederation. However, the King of Prussia, Wilhelm I, wanted to unify all the German states in attempt for power and prosperity. At the time, Prussia enjoyed the advantages of having a mainly German population, and having the Prussian army act as one of the most powerful armies in central Europe. Wilhelm I went on to promote a conservative junker, Otto von Bismarck, as his prime minister as proceeded to group all states of Germany into one powerful empire. Although Germany

  • What Were The Causes Of Nationalism In World War 1

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    Slavism aspired to unite all Slavic people. The major focus was in the Balkans where the South Slavs had been ruled and oppressed for centuries by the three great empires, Austria - Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Venice ( The Pan-slavism was used as a political tool by the successor the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire. Soon

  • How Did Barbarossa's Attempts To Unite The Kingdoms Of Mongolia

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    greaty deminished Crownlands. During his rule, he faced the monumental task of restoring the German Empire to its former glory and restablishing the power and authority of the Crown once again. Bararossa would come into conflict over his measures and would face several problems during his attempts to unite the Kingdoms of Germany and Italy and create for himself what would become known as the Holy Roman Empire. In his attempts to rule over the two great kingdoms, we can see how he needed to use different

  • Bismarck And The German Unification

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    Bismarck and the German Unification How successful was Bismarck in creating a strong and united German nation by 1890? Bismarck, also known as, Otto Van Bismarck, was the Prussian Chancellor of the new German Empire. He installed himself as the leading statesman in European affairs. He was the man who did most to unite the German states. In the early 19th century, Prussia was the only German state that could be up to the standards of the power and influence of the Austrian Empire. Prussia and Austria

  • Germany In The Early 1860's

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    Germany has been a nation that had been divided for many centuries, the Germanic tribes had avoided being taken over by the Roman Empire, they had been the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, then after the Holy Roman Empire fall, it became a handful of individual kingdoms and states, with Persia and Austria being the biggest contenders to make a unified Germany. Germany in the early 1860’s was divided mostly because of failed politics and religious divides. One man was the most important driving force

  • Why Do Liberals And Radicals Join Together

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    believed in nationalism. Radicals and liberals argued and discussed the problems of government. A brand new idea called nationalism movement was created. Nationalism is the belief that people 's biggest loyalty should not be to a ruler like a king or empire. It should be a nation a people that share similar and common culture and history.when a independence government forms in a nation it is called nation-state. That nation-state has to defend the nations way of life and territory. And one of its biggest

  • How Did Nationalism Change The Revolutions Of 1848?

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    state that represented their group and culture. As a result, both Germany and Italy would experience unification movements within several decades. By 1871, the Italian states would be unified under the Italian tricolour flag; and in the same year, the German states would become integrated into Germany under Wilhelm I of Prussia. Nationalism is both a political and social system in which the nation-state is of utmost importance -- in which nation-states act in their own self-interest and are of full sovereignty

  • Why Did Germany Lose His Military Power

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    feared the rise of Athens, so did Germany fear the slow strangulation by its European neighbors. British actions amplified German fears. From the time Admiral Nelson’s forces destroyed the Franco-Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar, Britain flourished as the unquestioned ruler of the seas. Leveraging its naval power it amassed and sustained an unrivaled colonial empire and vast commercial wealth. Britain also benefitted considerably from a fractured Europe. As long as continental sovereigns

  • Inter-Ethnic Relations In The Interwar Era

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    The borders of central Europe were torn asunder in the aftermath of the First World War, as a multitude of new political entities arose from the corpses of the Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and German Empires. These emergent countries represented the first establishment in central Europe of the nation-state: a state built, governed, and ruled by a nominally homogenous nation, in opposition to the multi-ethnic, dynastic conglomerates that preceded the war. Yet the “siren-call of national awakening,”

  • The Herero Rebellion

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    This rebellion was caused by the oppression of the Herero people, who reacted to this by starting a revolt against the German leaders. They began by killing people and setting buildings on fire causing Germans to flee to other cities for protection. The violence lasted for about a week but was shut down when the government violently cut down the resistant. In fleeing, “the Herero people were scattered and many of

  • The Causes And Impacts Of The First World War

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    The First World War was fought between the Central Powers (Germany, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria) and the Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy). The aim of the war was to set the world back in order and to prevent war in future It was a standout amongst the most dangerous wars in present day history. About ten million soldiers died of the conflict as a result of hostilities. The huge losses on all sides of the contention brought about to part from

  • Was Germany Responsible For World War I

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    goal, especially countries during a war. Alliances were designed to keep the peace, but not when rival alliances are formed (Causes of World War 1 Handout, pg 3 & 4). The Schlieffen Plan, created in 1905 by General count Alfred von Schlieffen, was a German war plan. The plan stated that Germany was to attack France then Russia to avoid war on two fronts. This of course got the French and the Russians mad so they teamed up and became apart of the alliance, the Triple Entente. Germany ended up invading

  • Christopher Clark Research Paper

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    controversial theory and uncommon, as he blames his own Country for the cause of not a European, but a world war, as he says, the first war, was a great war for civilisation. It was Britain’s deadliest war. Britain not only destroyed their countries of their Empire. Violence was bad for centuries, but from the 17th-18th centuries violence began decreasing. Britain had not fought a European war for a century since the Crimean war. People had too much to lose going to war. But Peace hit an iceberg in 1914. Dissolution

  • World War 1 Imperialism Essay

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    BBC, which explains that “commercial greed, territorial ambition, and political rivalry all fuelled the European race to take over Africa”. Another example of the rivalry created by imperialism is shown by the collapse of the Ottoman empire. This once strong empire suffered multiple losses, as one sees when considering the

  • How Did Ww2 Contribute To The Structure Of Modern Society

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    A classic example of such conflict was the Franco-German rivalry over Morocco at the turn of the 20th century. When France was given priority over Morocco, in terms of land and resources, Germany decided to intervene by executing a strategic power play. Kaiser Wilhelm II held a speech in Tangier, greeting the Sultan of Morocco as an independent sovereign and promising him German protection in case France attempted to colonize his state. This passive aggression led

  • Wilhelm And Luigi Cadorna Field Marshal Of The Royal Italian Army During World War I?

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    On October 24 year 1917 combined army of Germans and Austro-Hungarians descended across the Isonzo River at the town of Kobaird. The combined Army made it all the way to the Piave River . Cadorna’s troops were mostly dispersed too far advanced for there to be an adequate defense. This greatly contributed

  • WW1: The Main Causes Of World War I

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    The results of imperialism is the complete domination and subordination of economics, culture, and territories. To give examples, Germany was an ambitious and young nation. The German states had become a united country only in 1871 as a result of victorious wars against Austria and France. Soon enough. the German empire, had emerged as one of the most powerful nations on Europe. Quickly rising in power, Germany was competing with powerful neighbors for trade, influence, and colonies overseas. Great