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Otto Von Bismarck was born on April 1 1815 He was born at Schonhauseninin the Old Mark of Bradenburg There were three in his family no mention of brothers or sistersOttos father was a Junker and his mother was the daughter of an influential civil servant He studied law at Gottingen University at Hanover Otto had only few tragedies in life The most significant was that his mother Wilhelmine would give encouragement but showed no outward signs of love He was married and had two sons and a daughterAfter studying law he spent a brief time in the civil service Otto returned to thefamily estate for eight years where he gained a reputation as a hard-drinking womanizer But he also was an eloquent speaker Prince William the king of Prussia appointed Bismarck the ambassador to Russia where he felt Otto would do no harm Bismarck believed he was realistic butothers felt he was dangerous Some accused him of being a Red Reactionary Even though William and his wife Queen Augusta both despised Bismarck Bismarck talked William into naming him Prime Minister of PrussiaBismarck went to the Prussian Parliament for military funds to achieve supreme power When the liberals refused he took the money without their authorization The politicianswere upset by his aggressiveness but secretly admired Bismarck for his ability to take control Bismarck wanted Prussian domination of GermanyAfter the war against Austria when Prussia prevailed the Prussian people rallied behind him The liberals and the conservatives both praised his efforts and gave him a large monetary Before the French Prussian War Bismarck used his deceptiveness to reword a telegramfrom King William which helped incite the Prussians The Prussians won the war Bismarck forced a harsh peace on the French Money was demanded as retribution from the French King William was coronated Kaiser of the Second Reich of a unified German EmpireBismarck then turned his hatred to the Catholic Church who he felt were underminingthe Empire
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