Napoleon and German identity: how Napoleon laid up trouble for future generations of Frenchmen by kick-starting Prussian and German domination of Eastern Europe

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Author: Tim Blanning
Date: Apr. 1998
From: History Today(Vol. 48, Issue 4)
Publisher: History Today Ltd.
Document Type: Article
Length: 3,499 words

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European nation-states had always recognized that a united Germany, freed from the Holy Roman Empire, would pose a threat to the continent's security. Napoleon's great victories in Austria and Prussia in the early 1800s had the paradoxical effect of strengthening Germany into the power it became.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A20490509