Excerpt from The North British Review, Vol. 1: March and June, 1869
Germany, Reconstruction of, 133; the battle of Sadowa, and its results, ih. Exceptional position of Germany amongst her neighbours from the first dawn of her history, 133, 134; the French Revolution, 134; history of the Confederation of the Rhine, 136; its contract with France. Ih. The battle of Jena, ib. The history of Prussia between 1807 and 1813 the turning point in the history of Germany, the war of liberation, ih.; Prussia and Aus tria, Prussia at the Vienna Congress, 137; King frederick-william 138; neither freedom nor union for Germany gained at Vienna, ih.; Baron von Stein, ih.; Act of the Germanic Confederation, 139, - its distinctive character, ih.; the Frankfort Diet, policies of Austria and Prussia subsequent to the Final Act of 1820, 140; Germany's political professors, the Staatenbund, 141, and the Bundesstaat, ih. The discussions of 1848-49 in the Frankfort Par liament, 142; the crown of Germany offered to the King of Prussia, but declined, the new Confederacy proposed by Prussia, 144 Aus tria summons the Diet to meet at Frankfbrt, ih.; the subsequent con ict, the Italian war gives the signal for the resuscitation of the Ger man question, 146; the campaign of 1869, 147 the attitude of the several governments interested in the solution of the German question, incidents of the political campaign between the Great Germans and the Little Germans, the programme of reform issued by the Wurs burg Coalition, 149; replies of Austria and Prus sia, 160; formation of the Bismarck ministry at Berlin, and the legacies bequeathed to him by his predecessors, the two lines of policy taken up by him, 162 aspect of the con ict with the W-iirzburg Coalition at this time, 163; eventful conversation between Bismarck and the Austrian Minister at Berlin, in terview between the Emperor of Austria and the King of Prussia, 164; a Congress of Sovereigns 'proposed shortly afterwards by Austria, ih., dev clined by Prussia, ih.; the Austrian programme, reply of the Prussian cabinet, 167; dependent action of the No great Powers, 168; the controversy interrupted by the death of the King of Denmark, ih.; subsequent events till the battle of Sadowa, ih.; reconstructed Germany, examination of the North German Con stitution.
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