Otto von Bismarck advocates a larger German army

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Historical Context Note

Otto von Bismarck calls for the German Reichstag to support funding of an expanded national army, but this encounters opposition from Reichstag members, as Liberals attempt to secure control over military funding. Eventually, Bismarck dissolves the assembly in frustration and calls new elections.
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Editors. "Otto von Bismarck advocates a larger German army". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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