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Otto Von Bismarck

In 1888, the German Emperor, Wilhelm I, died leaving the throne to his son, Friedrich III. The new monarch was already suffering from an incurable throat cancer and died after reigning for only 99 days. He was replaced by his son, Wilhelm II. The new Emperor opposed Bismarck's careful foreign policy, preferring vigorous and rapid expansion to protect Germany's "place in the sun".

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Otto Von Bismarck - Titles and Styles From Birth To Death - Duke of Lauenburg
... In 1890, Bismarck was created further Herzog von Lauenburg ("Duke of Lauenburg" the Duchy was one of the territories which Prussia seized from the Danish king in 1864) ... It was Bismarck's ambition to be assimilated into the mediatized houses of Germany ... This was on the understanding that Bismarck would immediately restore the duchy to Prussia all that he wanted was the privilege of a mediatized family for himself and his descendants ...
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... The House of Bismarck is a German noble family that rose to great prominence with 19th-century statesman Otto von Bismarck, who was conferred the hereditary title of Prince of Bismarck in 1871, and ... Several of Otto's descendants, notably his son Herbert, Prince of Bismarck, were also politicians ... family has its roots in the Altmark region, descending from one Herebord von Bismarck (d ...
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    Politics is the art of the possible.
    Otto Von Bismarck (1815–1898)

    Politics is the art of the possible.
    Otto Von Bismarck (1815–1898)

    Politics is the art of the possible.
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