Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), chancellor of Germany from 1871 to 1890.

When fired by Kaiser Wilehelm II, Bismark’s policies and alliances fell apart and Europe got one step closer to WWI. Kaiser Wilhelm engaged Britain in a sea arms race and looked at attaining more colonies. Bismark had wanted to be allies with Britain and also felt the future and security of the German state lay within Europe.

Once, when asked about the map of Africa the countries of Europe were dividing up among themselves he replied “Your map of Africa is really quite nice. But my map of Africa lies in Europe. Here is Russia, and here… is France, and we’re in the middle — that’s my map of Africa." He was talking about what was his greatest problem which was that Germany was right in between two great powers that didn’t like Germany all that well. He wanted to, at all costs, keep those two from becoming allies and causing trouble for Germany.

  1. baujahr67 reblogged this from astrangerreplay
  2. astrangerreplay reblogged this from thephynster
  3. thephynster reblogged this from sir-humphrey-appleby
  4. sir-humphrey-appleby reblogged this from apeurohist
  5. themachiavellian reblogged this from apeurohist
  6. scummy-punk-cunt reblogged this from apeurohist
  7. prussiae-aeternum reblogged this from 187o
  8. italia-chibiro reblogged this from prussiapudding
  9. lucilleguignol reblogged this from prussiapudding
  10. rinmatsuolca reblogged this from prussiapudding
  11. prussiapudding reblogged this from 187o
  12. the-blood-of-history reblogged this from 187o
  13. 187o reblogged this from apeurohist
  14. german-and-proud reblogged this from apeurohist
  15. celo2112 reblogged this from apeurohist
  16. bluesblazes reblogged this from apeurohist
  17. bakahyung reblogged this from apeurohist
  18. teaviathan reblogged this from apeurohist
  19. ribbon-on-your-parting-gift reblogged this from apeurohist
  20. saint-just reblogged this from bunny-hearted
  21. bunny-hearted reblogged this from apeurohist
  22. apeurohist reblogged this from sebastillestans
  23. conscientious-layman reblogged this from warlikeparakeet88
  24. warlikeparakeet88 reblogged this from jacosorio
  25. jacosorio reblogged this from apeurohist
  26. ikkehjem reblogged this from apeurohist
  27. bluishorbs reblogged this from apeurohist
  28. doctor-stephenstrange reblogged this from apeurohist
  29. actualprincesshajime reblogged this from apeurohist