Build up to the Franco-Prussian 1870

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  • Created on: 21-12-13 18:44

Franco-Prussian relations:

  • things were generally looking up for Prussia and Bismarck;
    - Britian welcomes the new dominant Prussia as it counter-balanced with France and Russia
    - Russia seemed happy at their new friend against Austria
  • but the only problem was France and its strength
  • following the Austro-Prussian war in 1866 and the Treaty of Prague, Prussia gained more territory and France became jealous at how Prussia were quickly becoming an influential country within Europe

Luxemburg Crisis: 1867

  • Napoleon became interested in acquiring Luxemburg to assert France's influence in Europe again
  • Bismarck initially supported Napoleon and his want to annex the place
  • he even persuaded the King of Netherlands (also Duke of Luxemburg), who was short on…


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