The Founding Of The German Empire By William I. (volume 1); Based Chiefly Upon Prussian State…

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byHeinrich Von Sybel

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. FOREIGN RULE. -- WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. There came a time which set before the eyes of the German people a fearful Mene Tekel: a people that allows its unity to be destroyed is not worthy of existence. The French Revolution broke out. In Germany, where not much was yet known about the deeds of Parisian Radicalism, the noblest men raved for a time over its high-sounding manifestoes, over the inalienable rights of man, over universal Liberty and Equality, and the fraternization of all nations. Cosmopolitan enthusiasm flared up once more with a brilliant blaze. But bitter disappointment soon followed. This French freedom turned into the horrors of the Jacobin Reign of Terror. The Fraternization of the Nations became a pretext for a war of spoliation against all the neighboring countries. Borne aloft by the storms of the Revolution and bv an unparalleled generalship, the first Napoleon became the master of all Europe. Nothing was more serviceable to him in this career than the fact that Germany was divided into small States. From the very first of his appearance on the scene, a large number of German princes hastened to be counted among his vassals. When he attacked Austria, Prussia remained neutral; while he was crushing Prussia, Austria looked calmly on. When he had reached the height of his power, the German Empire had been already annihilated: there was no longer any Germany. In its place, one spoke of the Rhenish Confederation under the august protection of the Emperor of the French. Napoleon arranged the same according to the principles laid down ten years before by Talleyrand, so that Prussia and Austria were pushed to the eastward, the one beyond the Elbe, the other beyond the Inn, and both quite shut out from the new Confederation. In the rest of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. FOREIGN RULE. -- WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. There came a time which set before the eyes of the German people a fearful Mene Te...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217082467

ISBN - 13:9780217082464

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