During the 1800’s Europe went through a time where countries started wanting become united. These countries were Italy, Germany, Ottoman Empire, and Austria. The purpose for this was that Napoleon was constantly invading these countries and easily defeating them. This sparked the need and wants to become one unified country. In the case of Germany unifying their country lead to becoming one strengthened nation. In the situation of the Ottomans unification seemed to weaken and eventually destroy them. European unification proven to empower as well as weaken and destroy nations. In the 1800’s Germany was divided into a three thousand kingdoms and city states. These kingdoms all had different culture, religions, and traditions. As well as an attitude that they were the best, the effect lead to the division of Germany as broken nation and Napoleon took advantage of that and attacked. This influenced Germany to reduce its self-down to 39 kingdoms and unite as Napoleon organized them and put his family at throne. In the 1860’s a leader known as Otto Van Bismarck took leadership of Germany with intentions of making it a nation to be recognized. With his time in power he was obviously a militaristic leader with intentions that a strong military leads to a strong nation. Bismarck who had a “blood and iron” policy showed his military ways. This meant iron as in weapons and blood as in killing that as long as the job gets done you just need these two components. This seemed to be effective policy, because Bismarck initiated three wars and defeated and lead the way with this policy, and even the Austro-Prussia war only lasting seven weeks until Germany defeated Austria. As well defeating Denmark in 1866 and France in the France-Prussia war. Bismarck policies and way of leading with an iron fist was best for Germany as they became a strong nation and a force to be reckoned with. In the case of the Ottomans it was...
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