German Unification (pg. 572-573) (mid-1800s (1815 (1848 (1861 (1862 (1864,…
German Unification (pg. 572-573)
July 19, 1870
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Remaining states of the north joined the North German Confederation. Prussia dominated completely.
A few southern German states remained independent of Prussian control.
Tensions provoked Austria to declare war on Prussia. Prussia won.
(Bismarck) Prussia and Austria form an alliance and go to war against Denmark to win two border provinces. (Schleswig + Holstein)
Wilhelm chose a conservative Junker, Otto von Bismarck as his prime minister.
Wilhelm I succeeded Frederick William to the throne
Berlin rioters forced a constitutional convention to write up a liberal constitution for the kingdom, paving the way for unification.
39 German states formed a loose grouping called the German Confederation.
achieved national unity