Unification of Germany
Terms in this set (6)
Otto von Bismarck
became chief minister of Prussia in 1862; he was a reactionary who hated democracy and planned to unite Germany by "blood and iron"
William (Wilhelm) I
King of Prussia who supported Bismarck's policies
Bismark deliberately quarreled with this country to provoke a war
Austro-Prussian War 1866
Austria was defeated so quickly that the war is called the Seven Weeks war
Franco-Prussian War (1870 -1871)
Bismark began war with France so that the south German states would merge into a unified Germany
"Blood and Iron"
A speech given by Otto von Bismarck that explained a plan to use war and industry to unify and expand Germany.