The Alliance System in Europe 1871-1890

This revision podcast focuses on Bismarck and the International System (sometimes known as the Alliance System) he created from 1871 until his resignation in 1890.  Approaching the topic through a consideration of Bismarck’s foreign policy aims following the unification of Germany, the podcast explains how he attempted to isolate France, befriend Britain, and create a series of alliances with Russia and Austria-Hungary.


3 Responses to The Alliance System in Europe 1871-1890

  1. […] in the ultimatum, Austria-Hungary declared war. Although it was intended to remain localised, the network of European alliances that had developed from the late 19th Century soon saw the conflict develop into the First World […]

  2. Great job. Wish a video and transcript could accompany the MP3.
    Otherwise great.

    • Mr Allsop says:

      There is a transcript for this podcast from the link button above. No video yet, but I’m working on it.

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