1848: Revolution in Germany

By Dr Anna Ross

This podcast by Dr Anna Ross of the University of Warwick focusses on the Frankfurt National Assembly and its contribution to debate surrounding German nationalism. In its discussion of the rights of German people and its creation of the Imperial Constitution, Ross argues that the Frankfurt National Assembly ultimately set the scene for a powerful German state in the years to come and contributed to the formation of political parties.

1. The Frankfurt Debates and their origins.
2. The emergence of political parties.
3. What kind of nation state was being advocated for?
4. What influence did the debates of 1848 have on the course of national unification?

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