Bismarck and the Containment of France, 1873-1877

  title={Bismarck and the Containment of France, 1873-1877},
  author={J. Stone},
  journal={Canadian journal of history},
  • J. Stone
  • Published 1 August 1994
  • Sociology
  • Canadian journal of history
Between 1873 and 1877 Germany repeatedly intervened in the internal affairs of Frances neighbours. In Belgium, Spain, and Italy Bismarck exerted strong and sustained political pressure to support the election or appointment of liberal, anticlerical governments. These German initiatives have been viewed primarily as by-products of the Kulturkampf , as diplomatic sideshows. However a detailed study of the origins and interrelationships of these episodes reveals that Bismarcks alliance with… Expand
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