The Franco-Prussian War and the Rise of Germany: Continental European Politics of the 19th Century


This was the moment Bismarck had been so carefully arranging since before the Franco-Prussian war. Victory in France could mean only one thing; the ascendency of a new unified Germany. No one had witnessed such military audacity in Continental Europe since the Napoleonic Wars. Paris lay in ruin, and all of France had been turned upside-down. The situation would only be resolved in two world wars, which destroyed the 19th century European structure and formed the modern world. Read more on Landmarks of Liberty

E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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