Map of germany 1871. Although germany existed as a loose polity of germanic speaking peoples for millennia a united german nation in roughly its present form dates only to 1871. Following the humiliations meted out by louis xiv and napoleon i germany finally had its revenge. The map as history. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter scene or section of europe 1848 1871 and what it means.
Germany country of north central europe. Germanys central and southern regions have forested hills and mountains cut through by the danube main and rhine river valleys. By 1871 prussia had established its military and economic superiority in central europe. This is a file from the wikimedia commons.
Chancellor bismarck proclaimed the german empire in the hall of mirrors. Modern germany is a liberal democracy that has become ever more integrated with and central to a united europe. A multimedia atlas of world history with animated historical maps. Information from its description page there is shown below.
The franco prussian war or franco german war often referred to in france as the war of 1870 july 19 1870 may10 1871 was a conflict between the second french empire and the german states of the north german confederation led by the kingdom of prussia. Quick history with the addition of the southern german states primarily bavaria wurttemberg and baden the north german confederation morphed itself into a unified german empire in 1871. Franco prussian war documentary. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.
Perfect for acing essays tests and quizzes as well as for writing lesson plans. A summary of german unification 1850 1871 in s europe 1848 1871. At the end of the war of 1870 france lay defeated and invaded by its enemies.