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Russia opposes Bismarck
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SolomonW
2018-04-24 15:55:56 UTC
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While Bismarck was defeating the countries around Prussia and creating
Germany, the Russians did little. What would happen if the Russians had
actively tried to stop him?
Ingo Siekmann
2018-04-26 09:50:38 UTC
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Hallo,
Post by SolomonW
While Bismarck was defeating the countries around Prussia and creating
Germany, the Russians did little. What would happen if the Russians had
actively tried to stop him?
Depends on how do you define "actively".
AFAIK, during that time Russia was busy with a number of great reforms
(among them the liberation of the serfs and the modernization of the army).
It could lead to another diplomacy (new Germany getting closer to
England and France), or a "German-Russian" instead of a "French-German"
war that would end in unified Reich.
And what would Austria-Hungary do?
And what would the Polish do?

Bye
Ingo
SolomonW
2018-04-27 06:12:43 UTC
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Post by Ingo Siekmann
Hallo,
Post by SolomonW
While Bismarck was defeating the countries around Prussia and creating
Germany, the Russians did little. What would happen if the Russians had
actively tried to stop him?
Depends on how do you define "actively".
AFAIK, during that time Russia was busy with a number of great reforms
(among them the liberation of the serfs and the modernization of the army).
Just about everyone else in that area was busy too with reforms. It did not
stop them from making war.
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It could lead to another diplomacy (new Germany getting closer to
England and France),
Quite possibly England, France probably not.
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or a "German-Russian" instead of a "French-German"
If Russia is actively trying to stop German integration a "German-Russian"
is unlikely.
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war that would end in unified Reich.
Maybe but there would be a lot more blood.
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And what would Austria-Hungary do?
With a strong ally like Russia, probably fight longer.
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And what would the Polish do?
Not much and it would not matter.

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Bye
Ingo
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