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Franco-Prussian War 1870 1871


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The Franco-Prussian War broke out in 1870 when Bismarck engineered a war with the French Second Empire under Napoleon III. This was part of his wider political strategy of uniting Prussia with the southern German states, excluding Austria. The war was an overwhelming Prussian victory, and King Wilhelm I was proclaimed Emperor of the new united Germany. The Second Empire collapsed and Napoleon III became an exile in Britain. In the peace settlement with the French Third Republic in 1871 Germany gained the eastern French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, areas that were to provide a bone of contention for years to come.

Portrait

Dr Stephen Badsey MA (Cantab.) FRHistS is Reader in Conflict Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. For many years he has been internationally recognised as one of the foremost historians of the First World War, particularly through his appearances on television and knowledge of the media in war.

EAN: 9781472810168
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2014
Seitenanzahl: 96 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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