Strategy: Make your people happy & create common culture
United we stand!
Prussia => Germany
United we stand!
Ways Germany is Strengthened
Strategy: Build up your economy
Tariffs & Work benefits
Strategy: Loyalty in your Country (Above All Else)
You can't get married here!
Bismarck's victory led to the support he needed from his people to create a united Germany. By uniting the independent states, he continued to give back to his people and solidify the newly united nation. First he gives up the name "Prussia" and adopts "Germany". Secondly, he gives up the title king and becomes the "kaiser". And finally, he becomes chancellor, and writes a constitution for all of Germany. On top of this he wished to redesign German society on its ideals of nationalism and efficiency.
After Germany becomes a country, it solidified its achievement and further established its prominence in three main ways. Firstly, they created a more powerful military, using drafts, rigorous training and education, and new innovations to secure their rule. Secondly, they prioritized industrial development utilizing Germany's natural resources like coal and iron, driving more economic expansion. Lastly, to further advance the economy, he imposed tariffs, built railroads, and created a common currency to tie everything together. To keep his people happy he even instated health benefits to keep his workers efficient
Bismarck, who was a staunch Protestant, never fully trusted the loyalty of the Catholics within his newly created German Empire. In attempt to remove influence from the Catholic church, he instated the Kulturkampf. This policy consisted of supervised appointments of priests and forced couples to be married in a civil instead of religious ceremonies. However, this policy did not have the impact he had wished, as it suggested that their loyalty to the country was greater than the religion of the people. The response from Roman Catholics was so unpopular he had to revoke it.