At the Threshold of Dissolution: the National Liberals and Bismarck 1877/1878

  title={At the Threshold of Dissolution: the National Liberals and Bismarck 1877/1878},
  author={John F. Flynn},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={319 - 340}
Allied to Bismarck and more national than liberal, the National Liberal party split the liberal movement and became the largest and most successful party in Germany from 1867 to 1879. But it acted singularly ineffectively when it plunged headlong into the greatest crisis of its history by failing to support tax legislation during a year-long negotiation with Bismarck begun in the summer of 1877. For one thing, the party focused its attention on a single issue when many were at stake, any one of… 
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