Bismarck's 'Blood and Iron' speech (52 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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Prussian prime minister Otto von Bismarck gives a speech to the Budget Committee of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies that has become known as his 'Blood and Iron' speech. In this he declares that warfare rather than speeches or parliamentary politics is the path to an advantageous position for Prussia German unification.

Editors. "Bismarck's 'Blood and Iron' speech". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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