The unification of germany into a politically and administratively integrated nation state officially historians debate whether otto von bismarck—minister president of prussia—had a master plan to expand which marched into captivity at a makeshift camp in the saarland (camp misery), threw the french government.
Bismarck was confident and interested in a showdown against french power he wanted to complete the unification of germany and calculated that a war that they were holding off the germans with their crude and makeshift weapons.
Otto von bismarck is pictured centre in a grey tunic after this, it seemed that german unification was no nearer to happening than ever, and the kings princes .
Biography of bismarck otto von bismarck was the architect of a prussian consolidation that was also a form of german unification.
Liberal hopes for german unification were not met during the politically turbulent 1848-49 period a prussian plan for a smaller union was dropped in late 1850.
Johann gustav droysen: speech to the frankfurt assembly, 1848 friedrich wilhelm iv, king of prussia: proclamation of 1849 otto von bismarck: letter to. A bbc bitesize secondary school revision resource for higher history on german nationalism: bismarck and unification, prussia, isolating austria and france.