Germany Unification: Bismarck and His Blood and Iron Policy

The Otto von Bismarck was born in the year of waterloo. He served for many years as a diplomatic envoy in various Courts. In 1862¬†Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia appointed him as the Prime Minister of the Prussia. Bismarck began to make his influence in Prussia. Within a week of his becoming Prime Minister […]

The Unification of German States

We will now discuss the making of another great modern nation- Germany. Situation of German States The German States have a common bond of unity on the basis of language, race and culture. They were also rich in resources like coal and iron. In spite of this cultural and linguistic unity German States were exploited […]

Italian Unification: Role of Mazzini, Garibaldi and Cavour

We have discussed the revolts that shocked the European countries in the 1850s. So, now we will discuss the unification of Italian states and role of Mazzini, Garibaldi and Cavour in this. The Italian States After Napoleon After coming into power Napoleon unified smaller states of Italy. But after the defeat of Napoleon in Battle […]

Congress of Vienna: Principal of Legitimacy and Compensation

Napoleon passed away from the world’s stage. The old order again came into the scene and wanted to establish their hegemony once again over the world. The old monarchs and leaders from different European countries came on one stage and organised a “Panchayat”. This Panchayat was Congress of Vienna of 1814-1815. Objective of Vienna Congress […]