Question: Otto von Bismarck was the architect of ‘German unification.’ Explain.
Answer: Yes, it is true that Otto von Bismarck was considered as the architect of ‘German unification.’ Otto von Bismarck, who along with Prussian army and bureaucracy completed the process of German Unification. Following were the reason which proves that Otto Von Bismarck contributed significantly to German Unification and became its architect –
1. The middle-class population of Germany decided to unite the different regions of German Confederation into a nation with an elected parliament. The group of the large landowners called Junkers of Prussia supported the combined forces of military and monarchy. In this process, Prussia participated and took up the leadership and Otto von Bismarck became its Chief Minister.
2. He carried out this process of national unification with Prussian army.
3. In this process, three wars took place with Austria, Denmark, and France. Prussia won and eventually the process of unification was completed. Thus Otto von Bismarck along with his Prussian army came out as the architect of German unification.