End of the German Confederation

German Unification

Europe 1866.0624

End of the German Confederation

German Unification (24 June 1866)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

Prussia responded swiftly to the German Federal Diet's vote for mobilization, declaring the German Confederation at an end and occupying Austria's northern allies. Meanwhile Italy joined the war against Austria and launched an invasion of Venitia, only to be beaten back at Custoza just days later.

Main Events

Prussia declares the German Confederation at an end

Prussia invades Kingdom of Saxony, Kingdom of Hanover, and Electorate of Hesse

Italy declares war on Austria

Austria defeats Italy at Custoza

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