Nineteenth Century German History: Rise and Fall of a New Empire (1850-1918)

By midcentury a fairly clear picture was beginning to emerge that unification of the German states was going to be inevitable in one form or another. One of the largest and more pressing hurdles yet to overcome, however, was which state was going to dominate and lead this unified Germany. The key players in this … more →

April 17, 2010

Video of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria

If you cannot view this video, you need to download a browser which supports the latest HTML 5 standards. Firefox or Apple Safari are good and free choices. You can also download the video here. This is a very short, but interesting video showing Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria in 1910 or so. It really … more →

December 18, 2009