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Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), born on April 1, 1815 at Schönhausen, is considered the founder of the German Empire.  For nearly three decades he shaped the fortunes of Germany, from 1862 to 1873 as prime minister of Prussia and from 1871 to 1890 as Germany’s first Chancellor.

After reading law at the Universities of Göttingen and Berlin, Otto von Bismarck entered Prussian service and became a judicial administrator at Aachen.  Bismarck gained prominence in 1851 when he was chosen to represent Prussia in the Federal diet.

In 1859 he was sent as ambassador to Russia, from where he was recalled in March 1862 to become ambassador to France.  However, after six months in September 1862, Bismarck returned to Berlin as prime minister of Prussia whence he devoted himself to the task of uniting Germany.

In the war of 1866 he succeeded in defeating Austria and excluding it altogether from German affairs.  The Franco-German War (1870-71) similarly ended with Prussian success.  Both were geared towards German unification.

This victory instigated the kingdoms of Bavaria, Württemberg, Baden and Hesse to join the North German Alliance, an alliance of Prussia and 17 northern German states created by Bismarck in 1866, which led to the declaration of the German Empire (Deutsches Reich) in 1870 and the proclamation of King William I of Prussia as German Emperor in Versailles in 1871.

The imperial constitution was declared in April 1871.  Bismarck was appointed imperial chancellor.  The chancellor of the Reich was not responsible to parliament but to the Emperor.  The Reichstag, the imperial parliament, was convened by universal, equal, direct and secret elections.  Next to the Emperor, it was the second most important institution.  However, its political influence was limited to the area of legislation.  It exerted only a minor influence over the formation of governments and government policy.

Characteristic of the Reich was the “government over the parties” and the restriction of the peoples’ representation to a position in which it was only able to express a non-binding opinion on important political questions.  The system was described at the time as a “chancellor dictatorship”.

It was Bismarck as Imperial Chancellor who decided upon policy outlines and who proposed the appointment and dismissal of state secretaries who were in turn responsible for the administration of the ministries of the Reich.

Bismarck’s greatest achievements, however, were the administrative reforms, developing a common currency, a central bank, and a single code of commercial and civil law for Germany.

Bismarck also became the first statesman in Europe to devise a comprehensive scheme of social security to counter the Social Democrats, offering workers insurance against accident, sickness and old age.

In foreign affairs, he, as a master of alliances and counter-alliances, presided over the Congress of Berlin (1872) and this seemed to symbolise his paramount position as mediator between the then great powers such as Russia, Austria, France, Great Britain.  An alliance with Austria-Hungary (1879) marked a new period of conservatism in Bismarck’s foreign policy.

But by 1890 his policies began to come under attack.  On March 18, 1890 two years after Emperor William II’s accession, Bismarck was forced to resign.  His last years were devoted to composing his memoirs.

Article courtesy of German Embassy website, India.


His political philosophy  which I greatly value are:

  • There is no friend, no enemy, but there is only the interest of my people and nation.

  • Politics is for the interest of my nation and people.



Written by Kolbot Khmer

September 21, 2007 at 11:15 pm

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  1. I found very informative. The article is professionally written and I feel like the author knows the subject very well. keep it that way.

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    June 26, 2009 at 7:13 pm

  2. Given your misplaced ego shouldn’t you be choosing Hitler as your idol?

    He brought Germany from near bankruptcy to almost being rulers of all Europe.

    Or, nearer home, Pol Pot.

    He struck fear in all Khmers!

    History Buff

    March 5, 2010 at 6:20 am

  3. I think you deserve to choose Hitler because he is really a man who beholds and value so much one’s social class, or race like you.I have no class for I am just like others. Hitler also the one that thinks that his class -race, is above all, and that notion is like that of your brahmin. So u derserve that, old man!Remember, Pol Pot is khmer rougue and he is not khmer.

  4. So Pol Pot was not Khmer cause he’s a Marxist?

    Or did the world miss out on his race?

    Maybe you, born a year after he seized power, can enlighten the world.

    From both your pictures Pol Pot look more Khmer than you.You looked like an Isaan native.

    I have been to both places, several times.

    History Buff

    March 5, 2010 at 12:23 pm

  5. it’s not the people who is hating each other, it the fucken government of both countries is the problems..


    December 16, 2010 at 9:21 pm

  6. responsible choice

    Yuok sarin

    June 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm

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