posted on 04/04/2011 9:52:48 PM PDT
Bismarck accomplished all this without commanding a single soldier, without dominating a vast parliamentary majority, without the support of a mass movement, without any previous experience in government and in the face of...
While dressed in a blue and red leotard!
posted on 04/04/2011 9:57:00 PM PDT
by April Lexington
(Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
Bismarck was the architect of the modern state.
He, more than almost anyone other than perhaps Marx, designed the downfall of human liberty.
posted on 04/04/2011 10:01:50 PM PDT
by B Knotts
(Just another Tenther)
I simply cannot believe this desiccated, dried up old fart can still write.
posted on 04/05/2011 3:42:31 AM PDT
(Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
One particular aspect of Bismark's policies was the de-Catholicizing of the new German State. Austria-Hungary was kept out because it was a multinational Empire, was Catholic, and because its monarchy was far older and had more prestige than that of Prussia. In the early German state, Bismarck allied his monarchists with the socialists to suppress the Catholic people's party (the Kulturkampf). The result was a thoroughly Prussianised Empire, with dire results for Germany.
posted on 04/08/2011 5:58:34 PM PDT
by Lucius Cornelius Sulla
(Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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