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Germany 1870-1945 Chronology

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1840s-1850s

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1848 12-19 MarchRevolutionary uprisings in major German cities
1848 18 MayNational Assembly meets in Frankfurt
1849 28 MarchFrankfurt National Assembly adopts constitution for Germany
1849 3 AprilImperial crown rejected by Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia
1859 15-16 SeptemberFoundation of Deutscher Nationalverein
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1860s

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1861 6 JuneFoundation of Progressive Party
1862 23 SeptemberBismarck appointed Prime Minister of Prussia
1866 3 JulyAustrian army defeated at Konnigratz
1867 12 FebruaryElection to Constituent Reichstag of North German Federation
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Early to mid-1870s

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1870 2 SeptemberPrussian victory over France at Sedan
1871 18 JanuaryWilhelm I proclaimed German Emperor at Versailles
1871 16 AprilConstitution of German Empire adopted
1873 9 MayCrash on Vienna stock exchange leads to depression in Germany
1873-4Kulturkampf legislation reducing rights of clergy and introducing compulsory civil marriage
1876 1 JanuaryReichsbank established
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Late 1870s

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1878 2 JuneSecond attempt on Emperor's life
1878 13 June - 13 JulyBismarck presides over Congress of Berlin
1879 19 OctoberAnti-Socialist law passed
1879 12 JulyTariff legislation ends period of free trade
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1880s-1890s

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1880 30 AugustSplit in National Liberal party ends parliamentary dominance of Liberalism
1881 17 NovemberImperial message on programme of social legislation
1884 24 AprilFirst German colony in Africa founded
1888 9 MarchDeath Wilhelm I
1888 16 JuneDeath of Friedrich III, succeeded by Wilhelm II
1890 20 MarchBismarck resigns as Chancellor. Succeeded by Caprivi
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