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Shows the Unification of Germany.
Created by JLucey
on Apr 13, 2011
Last updated: 04/14/11 at 08:17 AM
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At the French palace of Versailles, King Wilhelm of Prussia crowns hiimself: Kaiser, or Emperor.
The Prussian army surrounds the main French force at Sedan taking 83,000 prisoners including Napoleon III himself.
France in return declares war on Prussia.
Waged war against France to win the support of the Germanic states.
Austria declares war on Prussia.
Prussia and Austria form an alliance and went to war with Denmark to gain two border provinces; Schleswig and Holstein.
Wilhelm choses Otto von Bismarck to be his Prime Minister.
Wilhelm I succeeds Frederick William to the throne.
Berlin rioters forced a constututional convention to write up a liberal consitiution for the kingdom.
39 German states joined to form the German Confederation