What two nations dominated the German Confederation?

Which empire dominated the German Confederation?

The North German Confederation, established under the orders of Bismarck in 1867, was an alliance of 22 German states, all of them located north of the Main River. It was dominated by Prussia, and basically consisted of those states that had supported Prussia in the Austro-Prussian War (1866).

What were the two strongest states in the German Confederation?

During the mid-eighteenth century, a rivalry developed between the Holy Roman Empire’s two largest (and strongest) states: the Kingdom of Austria, ruled by the Habsburgs, and the Kingdom of Prussia, ruled by the Hohenzollerns.

Who were the members of the German Confederation?

Members of the German Confederation were:

  • Austria (split into Upper Austria and Lower Austria in 1849)
  • Kingdom of Bohemia (Bohmen)
  • Duchy of Carinthia (Karnten)
  • Duchy of Carniola (Krain)
  • Littoral (consisting of Gorizia and Gradisca, Istria and Trieste) (Osterreichisches Kustenland)
  • March of Moravia (Morava)

Was the Holy Roman Empire a confederation?

At the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, most of the Holy Roman Empire was included in the German Confederation, with the main exceptions being the Italian states.

Holy Roman Empire.

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Holy Roman Empire Sacrum Imperium Romanum (Latin) Heiliges Römisches Reich (German)
• Battle of Austerlitz 2 December 1805

Who ruled the North German Confederation?

North German Confederation

North German Confederation Norddeutscher Bund
Chancellor
• 1867–1871 Otto von Bismarck
Legislature Reichstag
• Federal Council Bundesrat

What countries were in the North German Confederation?

The North German Union was the product of the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. It was a federal state that comprised 21 German states in addition to the Kingdom of Prussia. The German states that did not join the North German Confederation were Wurttemberg, Baden, Bavaria, Austria, and Southern Hesse.

Who formed the Confederation of the North?

North German Confederation, German Norddeutscher Bund, union of the German states north of the Main River formed in 1867 under Prussian hegemony after Prussia’s victory over Austria in the Seven Weeks’ War (1866).

Which two great European powers could lead a unified German state?

Two great powers lay claim to German leadership: Austria and Prussia. Both peoples spoke the German language and followed many traditional German folk customs. The two rivals struggled with each other to lead the smaller German states.