The role of Otto von Bismarck in the making
of Germany is as follows:
Nationalist feelings were widespread among
middle-class Germans, who, in 1848, tried
to unite the different regions of Germany
into a nation state governed by an elected
The initiative of German unification was
ultimately taken on by the Prussian Chief
Minister, Otto von Bismarck, who was also
the architect of this process. He planned and
executed the entire process with help from
the Prussian Army and bureaucracy.
Otto Von Bismarck led various wars between
Prussia and armies of Austria, Spanish
Bourbon kings, etc.
The process of unification under the
leadership of Otto Von Bismarck ended in
Prussian victory after these wars over a
period of seven years.
In January 1871, the Prussian king, William I, was
proclaimed the German Emperor in a ceremony held
at Versailles. The new state placed a strong emphasis
on modernising the currency, banking, legal and
judicial systems in Germany