Edexcel History 4. The Unification of Germany I

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Question or Term
An 1847 meeting of various liberal figures from across the German states which met to discuss proposals for democratisation within their territories, including an elected national assembly to control and restrict autocratic monarchs
Hippenhelm Meeting
That process, which was slow in the German Confederation due to the large supply of labour available and small amount of capital for investment in machines, particularly during the crisis of the 1840's
A solution to the German Question that would include within the borders of a united Germany, all German states though to the exclusion of the entire Austrian Empire, leaving Prussia as the dominant German power
Kleindeutschland Solution
That solution to the German Question that the Frankfurt Parliament voted in favour of in October 1848 only for Austrian Minister President Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg to reject it due to the indivisibility of the Austrian Empire
That German state which was the dominant economic power by 1848 due in no small part to the Zollverein
A Marxist analysis of society in which different social classes compete with one another for political control of the state
Class War
Those two regions of the Austrian Empire in which armed rebellion was centred during the 1848 revolutions
Hungary and Lombardy Venetia
That body which was often feckless in achieving anything as it required the unanimous approval of its members for decisions to be passed from 1822 onwards
Federal Convention
An 1817 festival celebrating the tercentenary of Luther's stand against the Pope and the fourth anniversary of victory at Leipzig that 500 nationalist students turned into a demonstration against the German princes
Wartburg Festival
That form of nationalism that the Napoleonic Wars served to inflame more than German nationalism in Prussia?
Prussian Nationalism
Question or Term
He who was made Minister President of Prussia in November 1848 after the replacement of the liberal ministry, who immediately ordered the dissolution of the citizen's militia and the imposition of martial law, practically ending the revolution in Berlin with little resistance
Count of Brandenburg (1792 - 1850)
A term used by Karl Marx to refer to the primarily industrial working classes
A name given to the Frankfurt Parliament due to its high proportion of teachers, professors, lawyers, and those with degrees
Professor's Parliament
The city in which the few remaining members of the Frankfurt Parliament were finally forcibly dispersed from by the Prussian military in June 1849, having been ejected from Frankfurt earlier in the year after the widespread rejection of the Paulskirche Constitution
An indecisive parliament consisting mostly of liberals - though a third of members being radicals - elected in April 1848 under the new Prussian liberal ministry, first meeting in May with the task of drawing up a new constitution, which steadily lost authority and support over the course of the year
Prussian National Assembly
A work by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels which much inspired some of the middle and working class unrest during the 1848 Revolutions
Communist Manifesto
A solution to the German Question that would include within the borders of a united Germany, all those provinces of the Austrian Empire with a predominantly German speaking population (though some wished to include the whole Austrian Empire), leaving Austria the dominant German power
Großdeutschland Solution
A Prussian dominated union agreed in March 1850 by 28 German states, convening a parliament that same month
Erfurt Union
The phrase reputedly said by King Frederick William IV of Prussia in describing the German crown offered to him by the Frankfurt Parliament, which he refused due to its illegitimacy, and that it would have antagonised other powers and bound him to a constitutional body he had no wish to encourage
Crown from the Gutter
Members of the landed nobility in Prussia
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