German Unification 1850-87

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German Unification - 1849-87

1849
            April
            King Frederick William IV of Prussia rejects the Constitution that called for a united Germany under Prussian Kaiser with a bicameral Parliament
            -It was too associated with the Revolutionaries 
            -It was not put forward by powerful people –will not accept “crown from a gutter”        
   
            June
            The Frankfurt Parliament is forcefully dispersed

1852              Treaty of London
            -Schleswig-Holstein are under Denmark's authority, but not a part of Denmark. Denmark is not allowed to absorb the twin Duchies.

1854
            Prussia declares neutrality in the Crimean War (vaguely supports the Anti-Russian Austria)

1862
            Bismarck states that he resents the Metternich System because it purposely makes Prussia inferior to Austria
  
1864
            Christian IX of Denmark claims Schleswig-Holstein
            Prussia declares war on Denmark
                        -Austria joins in to 'look good' to the German population

1865
            August
            Prussian-Danish War ends
                        -Prussia gets Schleswig and Austria gets Holstein
  
1866
            May
            Bismarck declares the reorganization of the German Confederation without Austria

            July
            von Moltke wants to invade Austria, but Bismarck does not as he wants a quick peace with them so he can win their support in fighting France
  
            Military alliance with Piedmont
            -If Piedmont joins Prussia in war against Austria and win, they will get Venetia

            Military alliance with France
            -France will get Venetia if they stay neutral in the war with Austria
            -Vague hints about maybe giving France land in the Rhineland or possibly supporting the Doctrine of Nationalities whereas it concerns Belgium -known as the "Belgium Document"
                                                  
             3 May
            Thiers (French Prime minister under Louis-Philippe (Reigned 1830-48). Thiers never took office under Napoléon III, but as of 1863 was a very prominent conservative

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