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1.   Negotiations at Nikolsburg (July 26, 1866)
At the armistice negotiations at Nikolsburg – three weeks after the momentous Prussian victory....
Negotiations at Nikolsburg (July 26, 1866)
2.   Three Emperors’ Meeting in Berlin (September 5-12, 1872)
This commemorative placard shows Kaiser Wilhelm I, Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph, and Russian Tsar Alexander II with their leading statesmen: Bismarck, Count Gyula Andrássy, and Prince Alexander....
Three Emperors’ Meeting in Berlin (September 5-12, 1872)
3.   Anton von Werner, The Berlin Congress, 1878 [Der Berliner Kongreß 1878] (1881)
At the height of the socialist scare in the early summer of 1878, international affairs also demanded Bismarck’s attention. The Berlin Congress was convened from June 13 to July 13, 1878, as an international....
Anton von Werner, <i>The Berlin Congress, 1878</i> [<i>Der Berliner Kongreß 1878</i>] (1881)
4.   European Royalty Meets in Homburg (1883)
This photograph shows Kaiser Wilhelm I (standing, front) hosting international royalty on the occasion of imperial maneuvers in Homburg. Among those pictured are: Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich....
European Royalty Meets in Homburg (1883)
5.   Three Emperors’ Meeting in Skierniewicz (September 15-17, 1884)
This photograph shows the staged military maneuvers that formed part of the Three Emperors’ Meeting in Skierniewicz, September 15-17, 1884. The monarchs in attendance were Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany,....
Three Emperors’ Meeting in Skierniewicz (September 15-17, 1884)
6.   Foreign Ministers of Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary (September 15-17, 1884)
This was photograph taken at Skierniewicz during the Three Emperors’ Meeting of September 15-17,....
Foreign Ministers of Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary (September 15-17, 1884)
7.   Military Exercises for Prussian Recruits (c. 1880)
This watercolor by Otto Gerlach (1862-1898) shows the training of Prussian recruits as they learn the infamous goose-step.
Military Exercises for Prussian Recruits (c. 1880)
8.   Military Barracks in Dresden (1877)
This 1877 woodcut shows the military district of Albertstadt, which was part of the Saxon capital Dresden. The armory occupies the center of the frame; infantry barracks can be seen at the lower....
Military Barracks in Dresden (1877)
9.   "We Germans Fear God and Nothing Else in the World!" (February 6, 1888) (1901)
On February 6, 1888, in one of his last and most famous Reichstag speeches, Bismarck called for an expansion of the army to meet existing and potential foreign threats (as he had done in the winter....
"We Germans Fear God and Nothing Else in the World!" (February 6, 1888) (1901)
10.   Anton von Werner, Prince Bismarck Among Members of the Bundesrat, Giving a Speech [Fürst Bismarck am Bundesratstisch, eine Rede haltend] (1888)
This painting by Anton von Werner (1843-1915) appears to be based on a sketch entitled Bismarck in the Reichstag, which was dated December 1, 1885. From 1871 onward, Bismarck wore his Cuirassier....
Anton von Werner, <I>Prince Bismarck Among Members of the Bundesrat, Giving a Speech</I> [<I>Fürst Bismarck am Bundesratstisch, eine Rede haltend</i>] (1888)
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