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events in time leading up to the german unification
Created by kpeters
on Apr 13, 2011
Last updated: 04/14/11 at 08:08 AM
At Cersailles, King Wilhelm l was crowned kaiser, also known as emperor. german called their empire the second reich.
The Prussian army entered into northern France. Soon surrounding the main Fench force at Sedan. Parisians withstood a Herman siege until hunger made them surrender.
Bismarck made it seem like the French ambassador insulted the Prussian king. When the french reacted they declared war on Prussia.
After Prussia won the Seven Weeks War, the began to take control of northern Germany. This caused the remaining states of the north join the North German Confederation
Bismarck stirred up border conflics with Austria. This tension provoked Austria to declare war on Prussia. This is known as the Seven Weeks' War.
Otto von Bismarck took the first step to molding an empire
Wilhelm chose junker named Otto von Bismark to be his prime minister
Wilhelm l succeeded Federick William to the throne
berlin rioters forced a constitutional convention to write up a liberal constitution, leading up to unification
39 german formed the group named the german confederation