The Second Reich
- The architect of both German unification and the constitution of the Second Reich was Otto von Bismarck.
- Of Prussian origin, Bismarck sought to protect the power of Prussia and the Prussian ruling elite in his cosntitution, while allowing an element of popular democracy.
- The Kaiser was always to be the Prussian king, this reinforced Prussia's dominant positition in the Second Reich.
- He had full control over foreign and diplomatic…
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