124. German Unification Revisited (Re-release)

In this episode, we revisit the unification of Germany with added commentary to update some content in preparation for our discussion on fascism. We follow the German states from the Napoleonic Wars through the revolutions of 1848 until Otto von Bismarck helms a culturally and politically exceptional campaign to create a new great power in Europe. Dan McGinnis returns as guest. This episode is part five in our extended look at the history of fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna […]

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Notes: Episode 6, The Unification Of Germany (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   9:58 – It seems that the crowning of Wilhelm I at Versailles was meant to be a two-part affair: the original intent was to unify Germany and have France surrender. When it turned out that the French were willing to hold out longer, the German unification […]

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6. The Unification Of Germany (Part 2)

In this episode, we talk about the true founding of the country of Germany under the guidance of Otto von Bismarck, as well as the decades of delicate peace created by his leadership, and the systematic dismantling of his system by Wilhelm II. Dan McGinnis returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 5, The Unification Of Germany (Part 1)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   1:37 – The American countries newer than Germany are Antigua, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic), Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Nothing nearly […]

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5. The Unification Of Germany (Part 1)

In this episode, we talk about the fragmentation of the Holy Roman Empire during the Napoleonic Wars and the almost immediate movement toward the creation of a unified German state. Both the groundswell revolutions of the 1840s and the grand master’s precision of Bismarck’s intrigues are examined as efforts toward the new Germany. Dan McGinnis joins as guest.

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