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1871: Germany Becomes a Nation
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
Protestant, muscles, powerhouses, Prussian, rivalry, Kaiser, local, Iron, decisive, theater, industrialists, politico, water, Sino, 19th, outbreaks, humiliating, confederation, illusion, 20th, fragmentation, Berlin, French, seismic, Napoleon, resilience, neighbors, nation, Reichstag, economic, England, sacrifice, state, cajoling, Bismarck, United, Bavaria, Habsburgs
Japan ushered in a new age for the Japanese people
but in the course of their expansion began to transform the geo-political                of East Asia
with tremendous consequences for the          century
1894-95: First         -Japanese War
became almost like a template of what would happen in the rest of the world
Germany, late          century
like Japan, national integration depends on the formation of            power
often in its assertion over                   
empire is used as a concept and instrument for              building
a model of recovering from                           , a collection of feudal statelets,
the remnants of an empire now being brought together over the course of the 19th century
particularly in the wake of the              invasions into Germany during the Napoleonic wars
and in some ways borrowing from                  for examples of legal modernization
like the Japanese
Japan borrowed modern ideas from the              States
Germany borrowed ideas from                and France
consolidating the state, creating an                  of a shared German space which in some sense had never existed before
but arguments were made to the opposite of this
that Germany was                     , while there were actually many Catholics and Jews
Germany had an identity that was somehow counterpoised to the other dominating national identity of Europe, France
became a long-standing conflict
sowed the seeds for the                    in the 20th century
the                    looked upon the German empire as a threat to their strategic interests
Germany faced challenges that were very close to them
Japan at least had the advantage of being separated by large bodies of           
Otto von                  (1815-1898)
a shrewd and calculating                 
was the strong man of the single regimes of the German                            of states
managed to promote the idea of a             , an imperial ruler who would issue his dominion over all of German-speaking peoples from a capital, a national capital, in             
Germans like Japanese, to build nation, relied upon
schools, universities
language campaigns
newspapers, magazines
to transcend the local ideas of Prussia,               
promoting new business elites
looking for a national market
the birth of emerging                             
many of the firms are still the companies that dominate the economic landscape of                  Germany today
also needed a way of                  these elites into participating in unification
representation in the national political entities like the national parliament, the                   
                 army became the important instrument for creating a new national model of integration
laid the foundations for a national war with France, 1870-71
this war was                 
Prussia spanked the French
it was a deeply                        war for the French
put the French national identities into another one of its                crises
emboldened the idea that the Prussian military could pull the German nation together
a decisive moment of unification for the new German nation
after 1871, Germany began to consolidate more and more led but Bismarck
first Chancellor Bismarck
power radiating out to a unified Germany from Berlin
the system of          and Blood
iron = exemplified the toughness and                      of the new nation
blood =                   
unification of Germany altered the power balance of Europe
created a new model of territorial                inside the heart of Europe
with much more lethal potential
Germany and Japan almost like echoes of each other
phenomenal examples of the power of nationalism to construct new state systems that could use its resources at the expense of old systems adjacent to them
political, military, and economic                       
not unlike a teenage boy who returns to school from summer vacation grown and all bulked up with               , as the French and the Chinese were to discover


politico, n. a politician whose conduct is guided by considerations of policy rather than principle  "Otto von Bismarck, a shrewd and calculating politico who was the strong man of the strongest, single regimes of the German confederation of states, Prussia, was able to promote the idea of a Kaiser, an imperial ruler who would issue his dominion over all of German-speaking peoples from a capital, a national capital, in Berlin."

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From the historical parallels department via this morning's History Since 1300 class: "In the mid to late nineteenth century, Germany and Japan were almost like echoes of each other, two phenomenal examples of the power of nationalism to construct a new state system that could use its resources at the expense of old systems adjacent to it, both countries now a political, military, and economic powerhouse, which, not unlike a teenage boy who returns to school from summer vacation all grown up and bulked out with muscles, each was poised to alter the power relationships among his peers, which the French and the Chinese were soon to discover."
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Da Gama, Pepper and World History
Portuguese Indian Ocean Empire
16th Century Colonialism Fueling European Violence
Global Food: European Sugar, Caribbean Plantations, African Slaves
16th and 17th Century Merchant Trading Companies
17th Century Interdependence of Trade and Investment
Francis Drake and Mercantilist Wars
The Apex and Erosion of the Mughal Empire
The Treaty of Westphalia as the Hinge of Modern History
The Influence of Silver on the Ming Dynasty
Political Reverberations of Ming Consolidation
18th China Resurgent as Qing Dynasty
18th Century Tea Trade, Leisure Time, and the Spread of Knowledge
Cook and Clive: Discoverers, Collectors and Conquerors of the Enlightenment
Strains on the Universality of the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment, Empire, and Colonization: Burke vs. Hastings
Enlightenment or Empire
18th Century Land Grabbing
The Industrial Revolution and the Transition of Non-Renewable Energy
The Seven Years' War and Colonial Revolutions
Napoleon, Spain, the Colonies, and Imperial Crises
Human Rights and the Meaning of Membership within Societies
Napoleon, New Nations, and Total War
The Ottoman Empire's 19th Century Tanzimat Reform
The Early 19th Century Market Revolution
The Global Upheavals of the Mid-19th Century
The Train, the Rifle, and the Industrial Revolution
Transition in India: Last of the Mughals
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Its Ramifications
Darwin's Effect on 19th Century Ideas
Factors Which Led to the Solidifying of Nation States
1868 Japan: The Meiji Restoration
1871: Germany Becomes a Nation
North American Nation-Building
19th Century Changing Concepts of Labor
The Benefits of Comparative Advantage
Migration after the Age of Revolutions
Creating 19th Century Global Free Trade
The Expanding 19th Century Capitalist System
The Second Industrial Revolution
The Closing of the American Frontier
Africa's Second Imperial Wave
Early 20th Century American Imperialism
1894-1905: Japan's Imperial Wave in Asia
Rashid Rida and 19th Century Islamic Modernization
19th Century Pan-Islam and Zionism Movements
19th Century Global Export-Led Growth
Indian Wars and Mass Slaughter of Bison
The Suez Canal's Effect on the Malayan Tiger
1890-1914: Savage Wars of Peace
1900-1909: Russian and Turkish Dynasties
1899-1911 The End of the Qing Dynasty
The 1910 Mexican Revolution
The Panic of 1907
Turn-of-the-Century Civilization and its Discontents
20th Century Questioning of Reason
Late 19th Century Anxieties of Race
The First World War
The End of WWI and the Attempt at Global Peace
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919
The Wilson-Lenin Moment
1919 Self-Determination Movements in India
Post-WWI European Peace and Global Colonial Upheaval
1929 Economic Collapse
Changes in Capitalism between the Wars
1918-1945 Rethinking Economies