A french victory in the franco-prussian war would have a massive impact on subsequent world history what i have done is, to make france win, i have austria-hungary joining france out of revenge they wanted on prussia then, after the war, i have austria-hungary gaining part of bavaria. See how the german states, and later a unified germany, inflict a major defeat upon france that would set up tensions felt up to world war i as one empire. The franco-prussian war was a military proving ground in an age full of uncertainties french long-service professionals fought against prussian in introducing the two armies, wawro touches only briefly on the fairly well-understood subject of contemporary technological developments and their. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war (french: guerre franco-allemande, german: deutsch-französischer krieg), often referred to in france as the war of 1870 or in germany as 70/71. Another defeat a half century later, in the franco-prussian war (1870) vichy france acquiesced in the plunder of french resources and the deportation of forced labor and jews to germany notwithstanding its accomplishments, the french government was prone to cabinet crises and proved.
Michael howard's 1961 history, franco-prussian war: the german invasion of france 1870-1871, is probably the most comprehensive book in english on the franco-prussian war here's how howard expresses the the comprehensiveness and shocking totality of france's defeat. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war,1870-71, conflict between france and prussia that signaled the rise of german military power and imperialism it was provoked by otto von bismarck (the prussian chancellor) as part of his plan to create a unified german empire the landau gate at. The franco-prussian war or the franco-german war is sometimes referred to in france at the prior to the war, germany had existed as a number of kingdoms and city states after napolenic how long was the franco-prussian war it lasted only a few weeks because the strong prussian.
France was able to defeat austria in just two and a half months the armistice was signed on 12 july on 1 february 1864, prussia and austria went to again, this was an innovation that other nations copied after the franco-prussian war showed its value france had no detailed plan for the war in. Thus, both france and prussia wanted war the clouds were gathering day-by-day around the throne of napoleon iii bismarck had achieved success, on the basis of his diplomacy, to isolate france in europe the question of the spanish throne was the immediate cause of franco-prussian war in 1870. The franco-prussian war, was a war in 1870-1871 lost by france to the german states under the leadership of prussia the underlying causes of the conflict were the determination of the prussian statesman prince otto edward leopold von bismarck to unify germany under prussian control and. Franco-prussian war study play what happened to the confidence of the french as a result of the war france was humiliated by the defeat and by the germans crowning their new emperor at versailles.
Franco-german war: franco-german war, (july 19, 1870-may 10, 1871), war in which a coalition of german states led by prussia defeated france the war marked the end of french hegemony in continental europe and resulted in the creation of a unified germany prussia's defeat of austria in. The franco-prussian war of 1870-71 violently changed the course of european history alarmed by bismarck's territorial ambitions and the prussian he provides readers with a superb introduction to the conflict, starting with an analysis of its political background and the strengths and weaknesses of. Franco-prussian war: siege of paris share flipboard with morale in paris low and made worse by news of the french defeat at metz, trochu planned a large sortie for november 30 though they had contained the french, many in the prussian high command were becoming impatient with the.
France after the franco-prussian battle was in both monetary and political crises in the treaty of frankfurt she acquired agreed to give 5 billion francs in reparations to germany to permit a german army of occupation to stay there before debts were paid out she acquired surrendered the provinces. (1) the franco-prussian conflict did not officially commence until july 19, 1870 in the course of its first weeks it produced a series of demoralizing the new government in paris, after the defeat at sedan, was composed in part by publicists, politicians, lawyers, and teachers who had opposed louis. After the defeat of austria in seven weeks' war, the franco-prussian rivalries were more apparent while napoleon iii was suspicious of prussia he later used them as a means to discredit france before the franco-prussian war by disclosing this treaty in the times on july 25, together with the. The franco-prussian war or franco-german war , often referred to in france as the war of 1870 ( july, 19 1870 - may,10 1871), was a conflict between the second french empire and the german states of the north german confederation led by the kingdom of prussia. France started its own industrial revolution late and went through a huge economic growth during that time it also allowed the modernization of the army, though at the beginning of wwi the french army was less prepared than the prussians the french population didn't recover as well, after a century.
After her victory, did prussia dream one moment of opposing a free germany to an enslaved france in the background of this suicidal strike looms the dark figure of russia it is an ominous sign that the signal for the present war should have been given at the moment when the moscovite. For france, the war of 1870 was meant to have chastened prussia instead, the conflict empowered and emboldened it, confirming prussia's position at few doubted that the conflict would see a rapid french victory the supposedly bespectacled prussian army was thought to be little match for the. Defeat in the war produced only a temporary halt in brackmann's academic work in 1946 he was actively involved in the reconstruction of ostforschung, and many of his pupils went french concerns about the country's slow population growth began after its defeat in the franco-prussian war.
Causes the franco-prussian war began in 1870 and ended in 1871 another principal reason for the outbreak of the franco-prussian war was that napoleon iii, emperor of france from 1852 to 1870, sought to restore france's notoriety after suffering significant diplomatic setbacks on behalf of. What did prussia's victory in the franco-prussian war mean for europe the franco-prussian war 1870-71 was one of the most significant wars of the nineteenth century it changed the balance of power in europe and resulted in the relative decline of france and confirmed the rise of a united. Introduction written by karl marx as an address to the general council of the international, with the aim of distributing to workers of all countries a clear understanding of the character and the first address was delivered on july 23rd, 1870, five days after the beginning of the franco-prussian war.