Bismarck's Realpolitik

@article{Pflanze1958BismarcksR,
  title={Bismarck's Realpolitik},
  author={Otto Pflanze},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  year={1958},
  volume={20},
  pages={492 - 514}
}
  • Otto Pflanze
  • Published 1 October 1958
  • History
  • The Review of Politics
From the time of Metternich to that of Hitler and Stalin no other figure cast so large a shadow as Bismarck on the pages of European and world history. He began his career in 1862 as the hated minister of a faltering monarchy and of a state which for decades had accepted a secondary position in both Germany and Europe. And yet the political virtuosity of this Pomeranian Junker made him the decisive influence in German political life and the arbiter of European diplomacy for nearly a quarter of… 
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