In What Ways, and H Success, with Whicdid Bismarck Use 1) Diplomacy, 2) Economic Measures and 3) War to Achieve German Unification?

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Otto von Bismarck was indeed a leading figure of the unification of Germany. In fact, as a Prussian prime minister, a patriot and a monarchist, his primer goal was to unite Germany under the Prussian leadership. Bismarck managed to implement his plan using diplomacy, economic measures and wars. To begin with, Bismarck was a supporter of Realpolitik, or the politics of reality , and he applied it to diplomacy. He was a tough-mined person who valued the outcome over the principles. As a monarchist, once in power, he was ready to fight against the parliament in order to preserve monarchical power and aristocratic order and accomplice his aim. In order to achieve his goal he was also convinced that it was vital to have a strong and powerful army. ( E.H Gombrich) When the liberal parliament objected the collection of taxes for the army, (1862) he persuaded the King to dismiss the chamber, impose strict censorship and arrest outspoken liberals from civil service. (Marvin Perry). His authoritarian manners led the liberals against him. Although liberals protested, Bismarck had the army on his side, so they basically had no power and their protest failed. However, Bismarck did not want long lasting enemies. Therefore, he tried to regain the support of liberals through his extraordinary success in foreign affairs. (James Graham). “Exalt his self-esteem towards foreigners and the Prussian forgets whatever bothers him about conditions at home” Otto von Bismarck, 1858. This quote, clearly depicts Bismarck’s policy. By launching successful wars over other European countries and having the German states joining these wars , he managed to increase nationalistic feelings among people who now saw him as a national hero instead of a liberty oppressor. He also managed to unite the German provinces ( first under the North German Confederation and then, after the
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