opportunities to achieve his goals in the foreign and domestic policy

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Prime minister of Prussia (1862-73, 1873-90) and founder and first chancellor (1871-90) of the German Empire. Once the empire was established, he actively and skillfully pursued pacific policies in foreign affairs, succeeding in preserving the peace in Europe for about two decades. But in domestic policies his patrimony was less benign, for he failed to rise above the authoritarian proclivities of the landed squirearchy to which he was born.

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Bismarck’s Foreign Policy 1871-1890 Key personality: ..

It was the first country in the world to do this.
The SDP criticised the government, though, for still banning trade unions.
Bismarck's law included;
Sickness Insurance Act 1883
Accident Insurance Act 1884 (extended in 1886)
Old Age and Disability Act 1889
Centre Party
1871: 58 seats
1874: 91 seats
Under a new Pope, relations improved, and the minister responsible for the laws (Falk) was dismissed

Bismarck and Socialism
The Universal German Workingmen's Association was formed in 1863 in Prussia to allow workers to have political powers peacefully
The German Social Democratic Party or commonly as SDP in 1875 with aim to overthrow the existing order
Legal means would be their only weapon for economic and political freedom against the regime
1871- SDP two seats in the Reichstag
1876- Bismarck tried to pass an anti-socialist bill (failed)
1877- 12 seats + 500,000 votes
1878- anarchists attempt to assassinate William I (failed)
another attempt was made, but again failed to kill the Kaiser but he was seriously wounded
1877- SDP had 493,000 votes post failed assassination plots 312,000
post 1878- the SDP got a boost in support
By 1890- 1 million voters + 35 seats

Bismarck's attack on socialists was a failure.

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Bismarck's legacy to the next generation, however, was a mixed one. In foreign affairs his skill had led to 20 years of peace in Europe, which had gained him a deserved reputation for moderation and a sense of limits. Bismarck's greatest achievement, the German Empire, only survived him by 20 years. Although he had united Germany in one sense, he had failed to create an internally unified people. In domestic affairs—as in foreign policy—he sought to freeze the status quo after 1871. His empire was designed to be conservative. Thus he opposed the Catholic Centre in the 1870s and the socialists in the 1880s because both constituted unforeseen threats to his authoritarian creation. He also introduced a vicious rhetoric into German politics that forestalled a sense of common destiny. While German industry developed rapidly during his decades in power, he would allow no evolution in the political system toward greater participation. In this sense, Bismarck was a last representative of the world of the and cabinet diplomacy. (Encyclopaedia Britannica Article)

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