Impossible is a word that can be found in the dictionary of fools. -Napoleon. War with Europe Napoleon went for the superficial reforms as we have seen in the last post. Though these reforms gave relief to the people of France for a period of time but then trouble once again started in France. In …

Victory belongs to the most persevering.-Napoleon Napoleon was a man of extraordinary capabilities. He wanted to fulfil the aspirations of French people and himself at the same time. Two contradictories aspirations eventually led to the blunders of Napoleon. We are going to discuss battles fought by Napoleon like Battle of Leipzig, Battle of Waterloo etc. and his demise. …

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 …

The 1830s and 1848 are called as the year of revolutions in Europe. There were rising in many countries, some partly successful, but mostly ending in failure. Greek War of Independence An event that mobilised nationalist feelings among the educated elite across Europe was the Greek war of independence. Greece had been part of the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

We know that the nineteenth century saw the many changes in the old order. There was an infant new order which was thriving in the lap of many new emerging ideologies. These new ideologies made the ground for the rise of nationalist ideas among masses. Rise of Capitalism One extraordinary book came out in Britain …

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