Unit 2

IB Topic 2: Unification and consolidation of Germany and Italy 181590

Test Date: September 15

This section deals with the emergence and growth of nationalism in the German states and the Italian peninsula, and the foundation and consolidation of power in these newly established nation states. It requires consideration of the social, economic and political factors involved in the unification process, the role of individuals as well as the significance of foreign involvement in that process. The changing balance of power after 1870‑71 and relations with existing European Powers should be considered along with the main domestic policies and problems of the new states.

Wars:  Crimean War 1854, Italian War 1859, Danish War 1864, Austro-Prussian War 1866, Franco-Prussian War 1870-71