This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on German & Italian Unification - Bismarck & The Unification of Germany. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
By the 1850s Germany was a loose jumble of 39 states led by Austria and Prussia. Jointly, they were known as the German confederation, but for all practical purposes they were not united. The Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia decided to go about changing this situation in their own favor. Their objective was to unify Germany under their own rule and to completely exclude Austria.
William I, King of Prussia chose a minister who could put his program into effect. He chose a fiery Junker named Otto von Bismarck. He began by providing the funds Prussia needed to modernize its army by collecting taxes which parliament had not approved.
When parliament called for an explanation he replied that the problems of Germany would not be settled by parliamentary debate by "Blood and Iron,” earning him the nickname, the "Iron Chancellor”. By the end of the World War I, nothing would be left of the Austrian empire but a tiny German state that would be gobbled up by Hitler's Germany in the Anschluss.
The presentation covers the following:
Otto von Bismarck
The Schleswig Holstein Affair
The Seven Weeks War
Battle of Sadowa
Provoking War with France
The Ems Dispatch
A “Prussified” Germany
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... German & Italian Unification.