Hohenzollern crisis and Ems telegram

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  • Created on: 27-03-14 20:30
  • in 1868, the Queen of Spain abdicated her throne due to revoltionaries
  • the government she left behind made proposals to Leopold Hohenzollern February 1870 who was cousin to Prussia's William I to be king
  • the decision went to William I who though it was best for everyone if the proposal was rejected because it would cause tension with France
  • Bismark found this out and persuaded William I to change his mind (thinking himself this would be great to cause tension with France),
  • Leopold's candidatcy was leaked 3rd July 1870 and Napoleon announced that this was disgraceful
  • and angry telegram was sent to Prussia to…


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