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German Unification:Austro-Prussian War (1866)
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This lesson discusses the Austro Prussian War of 1866.

Nandini Maharaj is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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  2. Contents Austro-Prussian War of 1866 North Germany Confederation (1867)

  3. -Austro-Prussian War of 1866 .On 1 June 1866 Austria asked the Federal Convention for a resolution on the status of Holstein, which Prussia regarded as a breach of the mutual agreement. .Bismarck used this as an excuse to start a war with Austria Bismarck sent Prussian troops to occupy Holstein and expelled Austrians. But it was not enough for Bismarck to only provoke Austria to war. It was necessary that cause of war should involve the whole Germarn question. .So he proposed the reform of German confederation on the basis of universal suffrage, with Austria excluded.

  4. .He thus made Prussia appear not merely as an aggrieved party in regard to Shlesweig-Holstein question, but as the champion of national unification. Austria naturally turned down Prussian propoal of reform and prevailed upon Diet to mobilise federal troops against Prussia to punish Prussia for the infraction of Austrian region in Holstein. Prussia therefore seceded from the confederation and declared war upon Austria appearing to take up arms in self defence. This war is called Seven Weeks War Prussia won at the Battle of Sadowa With the treaty of Prague, Austria was permanently excluded fronm German affairs Schleswig Hollstein went to Prussia, which also got Hanover, Hesse- Kassel and Nassau

  5. Austria ceded Venetia to Italy (step towards Italian unification) Austrian dominance ended .Prussia emerged as a great military power Triumph of Bismarckism: militarism was justified; blow to German liberals

  6. -North Germany Confederation (1867) Organised by Prussia All states north of the river Maine Austria and its allies excluded The NGC adopted a constitution, flag and governmental and administrative structures National parliament Universal adult suffrage

  7. EUROPE IN 1867 N ORWA S WEDE aga Denmak 1864 ond Autmo 866 Baundory of Noth German Carfadiaration Camon mol sares Courlond DEN NG D O M GRE AT BRVT Piedmont-5ardino resp toly 1859-1856 HORTH SEA ATLANTIC THE O CE AN K. O BE LGIUMCdiogne CracomC Ukrain. K. or AUSTRIA MPRE UNG A,R Y FRANCE 5 WIT Trensytvania Lo C Slaven BLACK SEA Repof Marne K INGDOM IEi o nalermo .kang de VaMala NV ALGERIA

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