Essay about A New Start For Germany

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As the Thirty Years War and the Reformation were both coming to an end, Germany needed a new start. Over this long dreadful period of time for Germany there was a demand for change. In 1794 Germany consisted of more than 360 states and the majority of these states were very poor and were not run to they’re full potential. Between 1794 and 1815 the number of states went down from 360 states to thirty-nine states. Even though there was a major drop in the amount of states in Germany, they were still very divided and at an economic disadvantage. This social and political division made Germany one of the most vulnerable and unindustrialized nations in Europe at the time. After Napoleon was defeated a new European system was established called …show more content…
Many universities emphasized research and were held in high regard as well. Germany took the leading role in research along with the fact that the universities took the majority of the credit for the work done. This rise in education led the German states to the realization of unification.
In 1848 there were a series of rebellions and protests in the German Confederation that made it clear that the German public was not content with the traditional autocratic structure of the thirty-nine independent states. They produced the popular demand for increased social and political freedom. They also presented a desire for a democracy and national unity. Throughout all of the German states the liberal pressure was causing trouble. Each of the German states faced revolutions inside their own borders. The revolutions in Germany began with the resignation and departure from Austria of Prince von Metternich as chief advisor to the Austrian emperor. Few of the monarchs in Germany accepted some of the demands made by these revolutions for the fear of Louis-Philippe of France’s life. In the south and in the west many large assemblies and meetings of the revolutionaries took place. Some of the specific things the people wanted were, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, arming of the people, and a national German parliament. The public was also faced

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