North German Confederation

German Unification

Europe 1867.1221

North German Confederation

German Unification (21 December 1867)

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At the Peace of Prague, Austria accepted the end of its influence in Germany. Prussia promptly took control in the north, annexing states which had opposed it and forming a North German Confederation with the others. Encouraged by Austria's defeats, Hungarian nationalists demanded independence but agreed to partnership in the revised Empire of Austria-Hungary.

Main Events

Peace of Prague

Peace of Prague ends Austro-Prussian War, excludes Austria from Germany, and allows for northern confederation under Prussia

Prussia annexes Hanover, Hesse, Nassau and Frankfurt as agreed at Peace of Prague

Italy takes over administration of Venetia

North German Confederation formed under leadership of Prussia

Battle of Mentana

Austrian Constitution accepts Dual System with Hungary

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