Compare and contrast the following two analyses:
Wallar, B. (1998): 'Bismarck', History Review, pp.40ff.
Bruce Waller looks at recent debate about modern Germany's greatest statesman
Feuchtwanger, E. (2001): 'Bismarck, Prussia and German Nationalism', History Review, p.14
Edgar Feuchtwanger assesses Bismarck's controversial career and legacy
Wallar, B. (1998): Germans, Germany and Unification before Bismarck, New Perspective 4
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Which was more important to German unification - the policies of Bismarck or a weakening Austria?
'Diplomacy, economic reform and war were Bismarck's tools in promoting unification.' Discuss.
What caused the 1848 revolutions?
Did Bismarck overstate his own achievements during the 70s and 80s?
Why did Austria not unify Germany?
'After 1871, Bismarck was of little benefit to Germany's future.' Discuss.
What led to Prussia's rise over Austria?
Was war a political instrument for Bismarck?
Were the 1848 revolutions a complete failure?
Map of German Reich 1871–1918: kgberger (CC)