Erfurt Union

The Springtime of Nations

Europe 1850.0429

Erfurt Union

The Springtime of Nations (29 April 1850)

Historical Map of Europe and the Mediterranean

The restoration of Austrian power in Hungary and northern Italy encouraged Hanover and Saxony to abandon their alliance with Prussia. Undeterred, the Prussians pushed ahead with the creation of the Erfurt Union, successfully drawing most of the smaller German states into a new federation under Prussian leadership.

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