Bell Ringer. What is nationalism? Who led a revolt in Haiti? Who led revolutions in Latin America and what country is named after him?. What two major countries of modern Europe were not on the map in the mid-1800s?. Germany and Italy. Today in class …. We will….
Describe how the German/Prussian states and the Italian states were unified into single nations.
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NEXT TIME/SOON: Quiz on Napoleon, Revolutions & Unifications
Realpolitik = Policy of doing what works, instead of what is “right”
Unification = to become one; to unite
Germany was divided!
(The same is true of Italy.)
By 1871 , PRUSSIA was dominant because they had:
1. A united population
2. Factories (industrialized)
3. A strong leader = Otto von Bismarck (OVB)
“The position of Prussia in Germany will not be determined by its liberalism but by its power ... Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided - that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849 - but by iron and blood.”
“A government must not waiver once it has chosen its course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward”
“The main thing is to make history, not to write it”