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The Main Aims Essay

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  • on August 20, 2015
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The Main Aims of German Foreign Policy
The Main Aims of German Foreign Policy

Bismarck also known as Otto Von Bismarck was the prime minister of Prussia and the first chancellor of the German Empire.   When the empire in Germany was secured he started to begin working on the pacific policies in foreign affairs.   And by doing that he had sustained peace within Europe for around two decades.   Part of the reason why Bismarck’s German foreign policies were so successful was because he had 11 years of experience in foreign affairs before he became the prime minister of Prussia and the first chancellor of Germany. At the time during Bismarck’s reign, France was getting to be more powerful and allied to another European power.   That had threatened Bismarck because one of the main aims of his foreign policy was to keep France isolated to prevent another war like the Franco-Prussian war.   To do that Bismarck had decided to gain the trust of Austria and Russia because then France would lose an ally.   Even though in those days it was hard because those two countries were opposing each other in the Balkans War but,   by doing that Bismarck had hoped that the tensions between would be reduced between the two countries.   Another benefit for Germany from joining forces with Austria and Russia was preventing a two-front war from them.   Some of his successful policies were as the following:

  * To start off with in 1873 there was the Dreikaiserbund also known as the League of the Three Emperors.   The Dreikaiserbund was an alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Russia; they were three conservative monarchies that were focused on stopping revolutions in Europe and “preserving the status quo in Europe”.   The alliance collapsed in just two short years after because of the rising problem of interest in territories between Austria-Hungary and Russia in the Balkans War.   And because of Austria hadn’t agreed to use militia.   Although the alliance was short it...

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