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Inept and Unsuccessful How Valid is this Comment on Bismarcks handling of Domestic Policy from 1871-90 From her formal unification at Versailles in 1871 Bismarck the first German Chancellor took control of his new German State Yet twenty years later the Bismarckian era in German history had ended culminating in Bismarcks departure With unification complete at least geographically by 1871 Bismarcks next challenge lay with domestic policy and the running of the new German constitution In the early 1870s Bismarck relied on the support of the National Liberals in the Reichstag as they were the largest single party Bismarck acted to strengthen the newly created state in order to ensure its prosperity and succeeded in establishing the State bank Reichsbank and adopting the gold standard Bismarck also formed a National Court of Appeal that helped to promote feelings of a united state With industry and economy booming one could say that Bismarck was relatively successful during foundation time opposing the suggestion Yet Bismarck was a pragmatist and just as he had changed policies prior to 1870 so he continued to change his line of attack in the post-1870 period Following the impact of the Great Depression in Europe the political basis upon which Bismarck had founded his power was undermined and so Bismarck was forced to return to more protectionist policies Added to the fact that in the Balkans there had been split alliances the National Liberals and Bismarck were further split here Not only did they oppose his rule of parliament constitutional rule but they were opposed to the policy of protectionism that Bismarck proposed being in favour of free-trade Bismarck had his reasons to gain the support of industrialists landowners Conservatives and Centre Parties creating income for the people and it wasnt an unusual European trend This shows that such a policy was not of inept thinking or of unskilful judgement To add to this Bismarck was successful in carrying out his
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