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When the United States announced its independence from Great Britain in , Central Europe was a fragmented area of roughly sovereign, independent states kingdoms, duchies, principalities, free cities, etc. The German states were bound together in a loose political entity known as the Holy Roman Empire, which dated to the era of Charlemagne in the s. Traditionally Austria was the dominant German state, and as such the Habsburg king was elected as the Holy Roman Emperor. Consul at Trieste , a city then under the jurisdiction of the Habsburg Empire. In the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved, and when the Congress of Vienna met in , a major question was what to do with Central Europe. The solution was to consolidate the German states and to create the German Confederation, a conglomeration of 39 states, including Austria and Prussia. The members of the German Confederation pledged to come to the aid of any member who was attacked by a foreign power; however, the confederation fell short of any economic or national unity.
With Austria weakened, Bismarck now turned his attention to the other great stumbling block to unification - the French. France had watched Prussia's growing power with alarm. Bismarck tried to weaken France as much as possible before war started:. In France, his popularity was in decline. Military victory could restore opinion. French generals felt their army was better organised and better equipped than Prussia.
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Mastering Modern European History pp Cite as. The events of —9 in Italy see Section 9 at least made the direction towards unification somewhat clearer. Success would require outside help to dislodge Austria from northern Italy.
The German Confederation was the loose association of 39 states created in to coordinate the economies of separate German-speaking countries, which most historians have judged to be weak and ineffective as well as an obstacle to German nationalist aspirations. The German Confederation German: Deutscher Bund was an association of 39 German states in Central Europe, created by the Congress of Vienna in to coordinate the economies of separate German-speaking countries and to replace the former Holy Roman Empire. It acted as a buffer between the powerful states of Austria and Prussia. Britain approved of the confederation because London felt there was need for a stable, peaceful power in central Europe that could discourage aggressive moves by France or Russia. Most historians have judged the Confederation as weak and ineffective, as well as an obstacle to the creation of a German nation-state. It collapsed because of the rivalry between Prussia and Austria known as German dualism , warfare, the revolution, and the inability of members to compromise.
rulers of Italian states drove. Mazzini and other nationalist leaders into exile. Page ITALY: LEADERS OF. UNIFICATION. • Cavour.
Whereas Camillo di Cavour directed Italian unification, a Junker the Prussian name for an aristocratic landowner from old Prussia in the east named Otto von Bismarck pushed German unification through "blood and iron" and skillful understanding of realpolitik. As the map of central Europe stood in , Prussia competed with Austria for dominance over a series of small principalities fiercely keen on maintaining their independence and distinctive characteristics. Prussia proper stretched from modern-day Lithuania to central Germany. Prussia also controlled the German lands around the Rhine River in the west. In between, from Denmark to Switzerland, lay small provinces that Bismarck needed to incorporate under the Prussian crown to create a viable German Empire. In , Bismarck reorganized the Prussian army and improved training in preparation for war.
Italian reactions to German reuni There is, as the Italian philosopher explains further, not only a perfect coincidence, but a veritable identity. As regards the temptation of mechanically deducing the peculiar traits of a nation from the analysis of this or that particular historical event, Croce cautions, however, against the twofold risk coinciding, on one hand, with the tendency towards excessive generalizations and, on the other, with that of conceiving the future as the absurd repetition of the past. The second main aim will be to measure the extent to which this event engendered a substantial transformation of the relationship between Italy and Germany compared to the configuration it had acquired in the aftermath of And it is equally true that the sum of their collectively shared experiences is a sediment which deeply influences their reciprocal perception 4. Compared to the classic relationship between France and Germany, for a long time the relationship between Italy and Germany has been characterized in terms of pure antagonism but also in terms of an active cooperation.
Inspired by the rebellions in the s and s against the outcome of the Congress of Vienna , the unification process was precipitated by the revolutions of , and reached completion in , when Rome was officially designated the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Some of the states that had been targeted for unification terre irredente did not join the Kingdom of Italy until , after Italy defeated Austria-Hungary in World War I.
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