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Describe the role of Otto von Bismarck in the making of Germany.

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.

Related Theory

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

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