Emergence of Prussia

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  • Created on: 12-05-13 11:50

8 points

  • Army
  • coal and iron ( and railways)
  • Economic success
  • Liberalism
  • Prussian monarchy
  • Reforms
  • Weakness of Austria
  • Zollverein
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Army

  • strengthening of army key to future greatness of Prussia
  • New minister of war - General Roon
  • bill to reform the army
  • double the size, increase military service
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Coal, iron and railways

  • strong industrial production
    Prussian economy boomed
    Railway building and foreign trade more than doubled
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Economic success

  • Prussian economy boomed
  • good education system
  • good system of communications
  • economically strong
  • increasing ability to finance a full scale war (against Austria)
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Liberalism

-,liberalism grew in strength

  • supported by self confident middle class
  • wanted national unity
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Prussian monarchy

  • absolute monarchy
  • strong geographic position
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Reforms

  • countryside: loans enabled to help peasants by their land, given financial help
  • towns: factory workers helped, standard minimum wage encouraged, financial help
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Weakness of Austria

  • economic and financial problems
  • not member of Zolleverein
  • military strength reduced
  • territorial gains outstretched resources and crippled economy
  • failure of revolutions
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Zollverein

  • Prussian customs union
  • free trade within Prussia and other states of the confederation
  • 25 states, 26 million people
  • Austria were not members
  • Prussia achieved a position of economic leadership with in the confederation
  • aim to isolate Austria
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