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  • Otto Von Bismarck Or Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince Von Bismarck, - 1,758 words
    Otto von Bismarck or Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince von Bismarck, Count von Bismarck-Schnhausen, Duke von Lauenburg--was a Prussian statesman who in 1871 founded the German Empire and served as its first chancellor for 19 years. Once the empire was established, he actively and skillfully pursued pacific policies in foreign affairs, succeeding in preserving the peace in Europe for about two decades. But in domestic policies his patrimony was less benign, for he failed to rise above the authoritarian proclivities of the landed squirearchy to which he was born (Britannica, 1997). Foreign policy Until his resignation in 1890, Bismarck had a relatively free hand in conduct of foreign policy. After t ...
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  • Adolf Hitler - 1,279 words
    ADOLF HITLER Adolf Hitler changed the course of history. His childhood strongly shaped his personality. There were many deciding factors that determined the kind of person Hitler finally became. Adolf's father was Alois, an illegitimate child, his mother was Marie Schickulgruber. Alois took his fathers name Hitler before Adolf was born. Alois was already a successful border guard when he was 18, and later became an Austrian customs official. He retired in 1849 after 40 years of service. He was 58 and retired early because of bad health. After he retired he bought a nine acre farm near the small town of Hafeld. His dream was to live a country life, but the farm took much more work than he exp ...
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  • Causes Of World War I - 1,300 words
    Causes Of World War I On June 28, a Serbian student, Gavrilo Princip, spurred Europe into the most catastrophic event of modern history, assassinating Austrian Archduke, Francis Ferdinand. Yet, somewhere behind this simple act lies a much deeper and complex origin to a war unlike any had ever seen or even imagined. Profound improvements in war technology, growing tensions between neighboring European ethnic groups, and a comprehensive system of alliances and treaties, which all defined The First World War, resulted in the essential annihilation of an entire generation of European men and led to an equally devastating War twenty-five years later. The causes of such, and the appointment of bla ...
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  • Germany - 1,372 words
    Germany The essays which this paper is based on, Liberalism and society: The Feminist Movement and Social Change, The Politics of Demagogy in Imperial Germany, The Mythology of the Sonderweg, and A Bonapartist Dictatorship were enlightening, but tended to repeat a central theme, the unwillingness of the Junkers of Germany to give up even the smallest bit of their power over the lower classes. I suppose there will always be many opinions on what influenced the formation of Germany, but it really can be laid at the feet of Otto von Bismarck. He ran Germany from Prussia in the way he saw fit, through the eyes of a Junker. Junkers and heavy industry are what controlled Germany during its formati ...
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  • The Meiji Restoration - 1,006 words
    THE MEIJI RESTORATION THE MEIJI RESTORATION The Meiji restoration refers to the re-emergence of an emperor in Japan. This change in power came after the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which was caused by the uprising of a group of Samurai who were pro-modernization in Japan. This group, known as the oligarchy, had seen the modern black ships of Commander Perry, who came from America seeking trade relations with Japan. The oligarchy became convinced that they would have to let the West infiltrate their society in order to avoid the fate China had seen under the hands of imperialism. The oligarchy saw the need for Japan to learn from the West and gain enough knowledge to be able to remain ind ...
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  • The Social And Political Influences Leading Up To The First World War - 1,218 words
    The Social And Political Influences Leading Up To The First World War. Romanticism began in the closing decades of the Eighteenth Century. Influencing all spheres of life, pervading the populace of Europe and the first half of the Nineteenth Century with idealistic, yet unreal sentiment. Contradicting any romantic or idealistic belief were the uniform followers of rationalism and conservatism, descendents of Puritanism that arose in the Church of England during the early 17th Century. The German writer E. T. A. Hoffmann quoted in retrospect "infinite longing" was the essence of romanticism, if this definition is accepted, it may be said that it created in Europe, an illicit hunt for a "utopi ...
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  • Triple Alliance - 368 words
    Triple Alliance In the late eighteen hundreds a new alliance was being born in Europe. Many countries started an alliance but three major countries joined together. Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy we the three major countries that wanted a better life for there people. Those three countries were called the triple alliance. You will be reading about why they formed the triple alliance, who where there enemies, and what happened to them after the war. The German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck formed the triple alliance in 1882. He hoped that the triple alliance would make other countries like Russia or France hesitate to attack one of the members of the triple alliance. This was a good idea ...
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  • World War I - 1,539 words
    World War I The Causes of the War OK, in a nutshell, World War Is cause went as far back as the early 1800s. People controlled by other nations began to evolve peoples feelings of nationalism. The French Revolution of 1789 brought a new feeling to the word Nationalism. People who spoke French, German, Italian, ext. felt that they should have a separate government in a country where everyone spoke the same language. Unfortunately, we cant please everyone and this demand they had was something impossible that could be done. As time passed people began to establish war cults or military alliances. The members from these groups would discriminate and verbally abuse the people, which didnt speak ...
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