Compare and contrast Bismarck and Metternich?

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May 18, 2016


Metternich wanted a balanced Europe, Bismarck was a nationalist.


They were almost diametrically different. Bismarck wanted a strong, unified Germany whereas Metternich wanted nothing of the sort. Metternich wanted a balance of power in Europe whereas Bismarck, a German nationalist, wanted Germany to be dominant. Bismarck encouraged German isolationism to increase the nationalist ideal, while Metternich wanted a more open and prosperous Europe.

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