What was the Franco-Prussian War (1870)?

Introduction The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War, often referred to in France as the War of 1870, was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the North German Confederation led by the Kingdom of Prussia. Lasting from 19 July 1870 to 28 January 1871, the conflict was caused primarily by France’s determination to reassert… Read More

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What was the Austro-Prussian War (1866)?

Introduction The Austro-Prussian War, Seven Weeks’ War, German Civil War, Brothers War or Fraternal War, known in Germany as Deutscher Krieg (German War), Deutscher Bruderkrieg (German war of brothers) and by a variety of other names, was fought in 1866 between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, with each also being aided by… Read More