THE period which elapsed between the close of the Crimean war and the establishment of the German Empire at the beginning of 1871, may be said to contain events of more importance as regards the European system than even its reconstruction by the Congress of Vienna. These events are, besides the new Empire just mentioned, and a few minor occurrences, the establishment of the Kingdom of Italy, the absorption of the Pope’s temporal power, the realization of Prussian supremacy, the decline of Austria, and the Franco-German war…
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Covering the entire period of modern German history—from nineteenth century imperial Germany right through 2007—this well-established book engages readers with its narrative, problem-focused approach, presenting a balanced, general survey of the country’s political division in 1945 and reunification in the present. Detailing foreign policy as well as political, economic, and social developments, it presents a central theme of the problem of asymmetrical modernization in the country’s history as it fully explores the complicated path of Germany’s troubled past and stable present. For readers seeking a complete and current history of Germany.
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