This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on German & Italian Unification - Key Figures - Otto von Bismarck. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Germany became a modern, unified nation under the leadership of the “Iron Chancellor” Otto von Bismarck, who between 1862 and 1890 effectively ruled first Prussia and then all of Germany. He initiated decisive wars with Denmark, Austria and France to unite 39 independent German states under Prussian leadership. He manipulated European rivalries to make Germany a world power, but in doing so laid the groundwork for both World Wars.
in addition to his military prowess, Bismarck introduced progressive reforms, by establishing the first welfare state. He establishing national healthcare in 1883, accident insurance in 1884, and old age pensions in 1889.
Respected and honored by the time of his death eight years later, Bismarck quickly became a quasi-mythic figure invoked by political leaders calling for strong German leadership, or for war.
The presentation covers the following:
Germany: Rise to World Power
The Iron Chancellor
The Ems Telegram
“Scramble for Africa”
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Famous Americans.