Bismarck, German Unification & the Rise of the German Empire.

By Dr Colin Storer, published 13th November 2019

In this podcast Dr Colin Storer of the University of Warwick looks at the life of Otto von Birsmarck (1815-1898), his role in German unification, the rise of the German Empire, his downfall and his legacy. 

1. Bismarck’s background.
2. Career progression.
3. How important was Bismarck to the cause of German unification?
4. The Franco-Prussian War & the rise of an Empire.
5. How does Bismarck consolidate German unification?
6. What are the causes for Bismarck’s downfall?
7. How have historian’s opinions about Bismarck changed over time?


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