Bismarck consolidating german empire

Komo Ministro-Presidente han Prusya tikang han 1862–90, hiya an nagplano han pagkausa han Alemanya.

Tikang han 1867 ngan sunod, hiya an Kansilyer han Konfederasyon nga Amihanan Aleman.

His father was a sometime Prussian army officer who was a member of the landowning nobleman (Junker) class who provided the Prussian state with most of its army officers and administrators and his mother was a notably intelligent and well educated upper middle class commoner whose family, the Menckens, had included notable scholars and high state officials.

This unusual background combining an aristocratic rural tradition with an accomplished urbanity invested Otto with a blend of intellectual subtlety and Junker parochialism.

At the time, the constitution was received by the German masses extremely well and most were happy to let Bismarck dominate over both foreign and domestic rulings for the next 19 years.

Erich Eyck considers Bismarck’s position at the time “comparable only to that of Napoleon I during the Congress of Erfurt in 1808, when the Czar of Russia and all the German princes gathered round to do him homage”.


Otto von Bismarck’s key role in the unification of Germany and subsequent creation of the constitution of the newly formed country ensured that his position as first Chancellor of the German Reich was completely secured."The Period of Consolidation, 1871-1880, Volume II" opens at a time when Bismarck had become the dominant figure in German and European politics and the new German Reich the most formidable power on the continent. What new goals would the man of blood and iron" now pursue?


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