Prussia, c. 1860, Chambers
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Prussia, c. 1860, Chambers

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Prussia, c. 1860, Chambers

1862 was the beginning of a new era in Prussia when Otto von Bismarck took the title and position of Prime Minister. The future chancellor was instrumental in the rise of Prussia. He won the favor of King Wilhelm I, who trusted him deeply. Despite a strong liberal atmosphere in Prussian politics, his connection to the king allowed Bismarck to increase his influence. He was hugely unpopular with the majority of the royal family, as well as the Diet. Even so, he was a persuasive orator and politician. After being appointed to Prime Minister, his nationalist policies would transform the kingdom. Bismarck crushed the Austrian Empire in a brief war in 1866. This success resulted in the dissolution of the German Confederation, and new favor and greater power for Otto von Bismarck. Only five years later in 1871, the once despised conservative politician would become most powerful man in all of Germany: the Imperial Chancellor of the German Empire.

- Onastasia Youssef

Sheet size: 10" x 12.5"

Condition: In excellent condition