This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

How Successful Was Bismarck In Bringing About The Full Unification Of Germany In The Years 1871 78?

577 words - 3 pages

How successful was Bismarck in bringing about the full unification of Germany in the years 1871-78?
To unify a number of things or people, you join or bring them together, they become a whole or they agree to work together for a particular purpose. I think that Bismarck was successful in bringing about the full unification of Germany, although some of his goals were not achieved until after 1878. For example, when Bismarck and von Bennigsen began the process of standardising law based on Prussian law codes, a national penal code was introduced in 1872, but the full codification of civil law was not completed until 1900.
Although Bismarck’s reasons for wanting to bring about the full unification of Germany are often debated, he did in many ways manage it, there were many new laws passed that unified Germany, for example, ...view middle of the document...

Although it appears that Bismarck successfully managed to unify most of the areas who had never wanted to be part of Germany, it seems he never succeeded in truly integrating the people of provinces such as Alsace-Lorraine with the rest of Germany as Alsace repeatedly elected deputies committed to the separation of the area from Germany.
The Kulturkampf is one event that did not appear to go as planned for Bismarck but ended up helping him to achieve full unification of Germany, as his subsequent relations with Papacy were good and in 1885 he even proposed the Pope as a mediator in Germany’s colonial dispute with Spain, this, along with the support of the Centre party facilitated an alliance with Austrian, signed in 1879.
The economic concerns were important in Bismarck’s goal for the full unification of Germany, the introduction of tariffs in 1878 gave Bismarck the opportunity to unite Germany with a newly strengthened economy, as well as encouraging German self-sufficiency, which Bismarck favoured, as he did not want Germany to become dependent on foreign imports and felt it essential that the country should be able to feed itself, in case of war.
In conclusion, Bismarck was largely successful in bringing about the full unification of Germany in the years 1871-78, this is shown through the political, economic and cultural changes that Bismarck successfully established in many areas of Germany. Even the events, such as the Kulturkampf, that seemed as if they would stop unification brought the German people together and improved relations with other countries and authorities. Apart from some aspects of unification which were not achieved, for example the Germanisation of Alsace-Lorraine, the overall goal seemed to be achieved in unifying and strengthening Germany. Bismarck himself obviously thought he had achieved full unification of Germany as he said, ‘In 1871, I had an empire, but by 1879, I had a nation.’

Other Papers Like How Successful Was Bismarck in Bringing About the Full Unification of Germany in the Years 1871-78?

How Successful Was Martin Luther King’s Campaign for Civil Rights in the Years 1955-1968?

3459 words - 14 pages How successful was Martin Luther King’s campaign for civil rights in the years 1955-1968? During this time period, Martin Luther King had many successes and failures in his campaign for civil rights. King played an iconic role in all the work he did for African Americans, his achievements for the Black people were outstanding. On the other hand there are ideas that contradict his greatness on making such an impact to civil rights. We are

How Successful Was Wolsey’s Foreign Policy in the Years 1515-1525?

780 words - 4 pages How Successful was Wolsey’s Foreign Policy in the Years 1515-1525? (30 marks) Wolsey became Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor in 1515, he was extremely able and determined; his foreign policy was mainly directed at preserving peace and trying to make England a negotiator between other countries. During the years 1515-1525 Wolsey’s power was undisputed, this was due to the fact that Henry VIII delegated more and more state business to Wolsey

Identify The Goal Of The Company And Describe The Strategy That Was Adopted To Achieve It. Explain With Full Reference To Available Information And Data How Successful, Or Otherwise, This Strategy...

1408 words - 6 pages Identify the goal of the company and describe the strategy that was adopted to achieve it. Explain with full reference to available information and data how successful, or otherwise, this strategy turned out to be in practice. Company overview Bunge Company was found in 1818 by a German merchant, Johann Peter Bunge in Amsterdam, Holland. It was to merchandise grains and imports from the Dutch colonies. The company has since grown to become one

How Significant Were the Divisions Among the Latin Leaders in Bringing About the Fall of Jerusalem?

803 words - 4 pages How significant were the divisions among the Latin leaders in bringing about the fall of Jerusalem? Although divisions between the devotees of Raymond of Tripoli and Guy of Lusignan caused much conflict and suspicion, there is a considerable amount of evidence to suggest that there were a series of other factors; for example Saladin’s personal qualities which proved extremely significant in the failure of Latin’s at the Battle of Hattin in

How Successful Were the Five-Year Plans in Transforming Russian Industry in the Years to 1941?

1741 words - 7 pages how the Five-Year Plans helped to successfully transform Russian industry during the years up to 1941, as without the Plans, the Soviet Union would not have made as much money (due to factories not producing enough goods), and therefore would not have had as much to spend, or to spare, on the production of weaponry and machinery in preparation for War. Russian industry was successfully transformed by the Five-Year Plans, especially as the

In the Context of the Years of 1847- 1947, How Far Was the Partition of India in 1947 Inevitable?

3913 words - 16 pages Unit 4 Historical Enquiry “In the context of the years of 1847- 1947, how far was the Partition of India in 1947 inevitable? “ Pawanpreet Dhaliwal Candidate Number-3049 In the context of the years of 1847- 1947, to what extent was the Partition of India in 1947 inevitable? ------------------------------------------------- The countries India, Pakistan and Bangladesh were once united as a whole Sub-Continent mixed with Muslims, Hindus

The Performing Arts In The Interwar Years In Germany

944 words - 4 pages During the 1920s the problems in Germany are starting to fade away. The communists were crushed by the right-wing Freikorps units. During about the same time, Friedrich Ebert, the first president, persuaded the workers of Berlin, who were left-wing, to go on strike, which caused the Kapp Putsch to collapse. The inflation got controlled in November 1923, because the German money has been changed from marks to reichmarks. All the marks was

Why Canada Was Successful In The War Of 1812

2294 words - 10 pages Lopardo6Umberto LopardoMr. FitzpatrickCanadian History (CHI 4U)7 February 2014Why Canada was Successful in the War of 1812North America as a continent has seen very diverse groups of inhabitants living on her for thousands of years such as: the Aboriginal peoples, the French, the English, the Americans, and finally, the Canadians. The one thing that all these groups had in common was their ambition for land. In some cases this meant decimating

How Important Was the Contribution of Martin Luther King to the Civil Rights Movement in the Years 1955-68?

678 words - 3 pages How important was the contribution of Martin Luther King to the civil rights movement in the years 1955-68? The civil rights movement was aimed to give African Americans Social, Political and Economic equality after President Abraham Lincoln declared the freedom of all American slaves in 1862 Emancipation Proclamation and the thirteenth amendment was passed to the American constitution which announced slavery illegal. Despite the fourteenth

How Successful Was The Regime In Overcoming The Opposition To The Regime

762 words - 4 pages How successful was the regime in overcoming the opposition to the regime? Opposition was slowly growing within the Tsars Empire and Alexander II felt threatened and took action that in fact reversed some of his reforms. He was very disgruntled that people were actually going against him, as he considered himself to have done so much for them, the biggest being emancipation. What he did not realise was this made people greedy and gave them a

Germany in 100 Years

2851 words - 12 pages Republic can be seen in its inability to create a successful democracy and how its own constitution allowed for Hitler to rise to power. Additionally, nationalism was still very extreme in Germany and rejected democracy looking to extreme right wing parties for an outlet. In turn, this and the economy are key reasons why democracy failed. In Post 45, this nationalistic pride was now aimed at the re-unification of Germany under a particular

Related Essays

How Successful Was Bismarck As Chancellor Of A United Germany?

2629 words - 11 pages How successful was Bismarck as Chancellor of a united Germany? The question of how successful Bismarck was as Chancellor between 1870 and 1890 is a question that has several different levels that each need to be analysed in order to get a well rounded and accurate answer. I will call upon Bismarck’s domestic and foreign policies, using them to illustrate the leaders triumphs and failures in his Chancellorship. I will also use Bismarck’s

How Successful Was Disraeli’s Handling Of The New Eastern Crisis 1875 78?

1143 words - 5 pages the Ottoman Empire might be taken wrong in long term speaking. The Eastern question continued as a problem in 1875-78 for Britain. Disraeli, the Prime Minister of Britain at the time, was fully involved with Europe because of the crisis. He wanted to preserve the traditional British policy to bolster Turkey in the Balkans in order to prevent the expansion of Russia. Secondly, Russia might became a threat to the route to India if the Ottoman

In What Ways Was The Appointment Of Bismarck As Chancellor Of Prussia In 1862 A Turning Point In The History Of German Unification

1235 words - 5 pages was a turning point in the |You should talk about how | |history of German Unification because Bismarck could use the skillful diplomacy for the German Unification in |Frederick William IV rejected | |diplomatic aspect. |the offer of the Frankfurt

How Significant Was National Resentment Of Foreign Interference In Bringing About The Collapse Of The Qing Dynasty In 1911 1912?

534 words - 3 pages How significant was national resentment of foreign interference in bringing about the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911-1912? The national resentment of foreign interference was significant in bringing about the collapse of the Qing dynasty. Despite this, however, there were many other factors both internal and external responsible such as… The question is focused on the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911-12 and the role played by