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Cooper German Unification
Updated: 3/19/2020
Cooper German Unification
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Storyboard Text

  • WE WANT UNIFICATION!!
  • WHO IS THAT?
  • I AM Otto von Bismarck AND I WILL UNITE GERMANY THROUGH BLOOD AND IRON
  • WOO HOO!
  • I KNOW I KNOW SETTLE DOWN
  • Before 1871 Germany was a collection of states with one shared language. Middle class intellectuals wanted to unite the states into one nation.
  • Otto von Bismarck wanted the powerful state Prussia to unify and rule over the german states.
  • Otto von Bismarck strengthened the Prussian army to prepare for war against Austria. Austria had been opposed to german states having too much power. Prussia won the war against Austria.
  • Prussia later went to war with Francein 1870. The Franco-Prussian war was devastating for. Now Germany was stronger than ever.
  • Bismark went on to gather the German generals princes and kings at Versailles and proclaimed the new and powerful country of Germany, changing Europe forever.
  • Industries in the now unified Germany were now booming because they had lots of coal and iron. Also the large population provided a highly skilled workforce.
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