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  • Created on: 04-12-13 19:30

War with Denmark, 1864:

  • the ruler of Holstein and Schleswig - King VII of Denmark died leaving no heir to the throne
  • he died November 1863
  • in Holstein, there were quite a lot of Germans whereas in Schleswig, the population was mostly Danes
  • a dispute arose regarding who should rule the states: German Prince of Augustenburg or Danish Christian of Glucksburg
  • Prussia announced they would support the German Prince and fight for him - this made him look appealing to the Germans since Bismarck would be fighting for them
  • Austria latched onto this idea and didn't like Prussia taking the full lead as it could gain them more…


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