TOPIC: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial
revolution, world wars.
2) Bismarck united Germany not by majority of votes and speeches but by a policy of Blood and iron. Critically analyze.(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question makes an assertion that Bismarck’s policy of blood and iron was the major reason behind Germany’s unification. We have to, thus, explain what policy of blood and iron meant. We have to understand Bismarck’s contribution to the cause of German Unification and examine whether it was only his policy of blood and iron that led to unification, or there were other factors like his focus on coal and steel, industrialization etc that led to unification.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. You need to conclude with a fair judgement, after analyzing the nature of each component part and interrelationship between them.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Talk about the situation in Europe during German Unification and that Bismarck employed several strategies to achieve the impossible.
- Explain what policy of blood and iron is and how Bismarck employed it in the 3 wars he fought, and how it brought Germany closer to the goal of unification.
- Explain the various other policies of Bismarck which led to German Unification.
- Analyze if it was only his policy of blood and iron that led to unification, or was it a combination of various factors.
Conclusion – provide your view on the assertion made in the question by summarising your arguments above.