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5. Politics I: Forging an Empire
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Overview: Forging an Empire: Bismarckian Germany, 1866-1890   |   1. Demographic and Economic Development   |   2. Society   |   3. Culture   |   4. Religion, Education, Social Welfare   |   5. Politics I: Forging an Empire   |   6. Military and International Relations   |   7. Politics II: Parties and Political Mobilization

Further Reading: Politics I: Forging an Empire

James Retallack, ed., Saxony in German History: Culture, Society, and Politics, 1830-1933, Ann Arbor, 2000.

Theodor Schieder, Das Kaiserreich von 1871 als Nationalstaat, Cologne and Opladen, 1961.

Theodor Schieder and Ernst Deuerlein, eds., Reichsgründung, 1870/71. Tatsachen – Kontroversen – Interpretationen, Stuttgart, 1970.

James J. Sheehan, German Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century, Chicago, 1978.

Dennis Showalter, Railroads and Rifles: Soldiers, Technology, and the Unification of Germany, Hamden, Conn., 1975.

Dennis Showalter, The Wars of German Unification, London, 2004.

Dan P. Silverman, Reluctant Union: Alsace-Lorraine and Imperial Germany, 1871-1918, Harrisburg, Penn., 1972.

Fritz Stern, Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichröder, and the Building of the German Empire, London, 1977.

Karina Urbach, Bismarck’s Favourite Englishman: Lord Odo Russell’s Mission to Berlin, London, 1999.

Geoffrey Wawro, The Austro-Prussian War. Austria’s War with Prussia and Italy in 1866, Cambridge and New York, 1996.

Geoffrey Wawro, The Franco-Prussian War. The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871, Cambridge and New York, 2003.

Siegfried Weichlein, Region und Nation. Integrationsprozesse im Bismarckreich, Düsseldorf, 2002.

George C. Windell, The Catholics and German Unity, 1866-1871, Minneapolis, Minn., 1954.

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