Bismarck and the Unification of Germany

What were The Three Wars?
Stage 1 - Schleswig Holstein and War with Denmark (1863-64). Stage 2 - Austro-Prussian Wars (1866). Stage 3 - the Franco Prussiam War (1870).
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What was Bismarck's Role?
1) Clear vision of the Unification of Germany. 2) Was flexible. 3) Able to read moves of his opponents. 4) Was patient.
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What did Stiles state and what did Carr argue?
(Economic Factors) Stiles: "Coal and iron" would be better description of the reason for Unification of Germany than "blood and iron". Carr: "Zollverein was the mighty lever of German Unification"
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What did British historians state about Bismarck and the Diplomatic Factors?
1) "Bismarck's admirers often exaggerate the extent of obstacles in his path." 2) "Bismarck's task of unifying Germany was made easier by circumstances... it was a good hand in the first place."
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Outline Bismarck's conclusions on how to unify Germany.
1) Dominated by Prussia. 2) Austria needs to be excluded/defeated in war. 3) France may oppose/go to war to stop unification. 4) Important that Prussia avoid fighting France/Austria at same time. 5) Britain/Russia may not oppose unification.
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What did Bismarck comment about himself?
"Man cannot create the current of events. He can only float with it and steer."
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What was Bismarck's Role?

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1) Clear vision of the Unification of Germany. 2) Was flexible. 3) Able to read moves of his opponents. 4) Was patient.

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What did Stiles state and what did Carr argue?

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What did British historians state about Bismarck and the Diplomatic Factors?

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Outline Bismarck's conclusions on how to unify Germany.

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