domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2015

November 29: On this day in 1850 the Treaty of Olmütz (Moravia today) was signed whereby Prussia left the Erfurt Union and accepted the revival of the German Confederation under the leadership of Austria, seat of the Holy Roman Empire.

This treaty went down in history as “The Punctation of Olmütz” better known as the "humiliation of Olmütz" for the Prussians. The problem was who should continue to lead the Germanic States.

The restoration of Austrian power in Hungary and northern Italy encouraged Hanover and Saxony to abandon their alliance with Prussia. Undeterred, the Prussians pushed ahead with the creation of the Erfurt Union, successfully drawing most of the smaller German states into a new federation under Prussian leadership.

In 1848, Nationalism and liberalism expanded throughout Europe with desires for freedom. The building itself was a Prussian nation need.

The Constitution of Frankfurt (Paulskirchenverfassung) or Constitution of the Church of San Pablo, was an unsuccessful attempt to found a nation and a German State.

The Zollverein consisted of 17 states and represented a population of about 26 million people-

The King of Prussia, Frederick II signed the Treaty to dissolve the German Union that came presiding Prussia, and restoring the German Confederation, led by Austria, under the Holy Roman Empire. The Confederation Germanic rulers gathered States. Prussia and Austria wanted to dominate not allowed to take the lead for the moment.

The Prussians had a more disciplined, austere army, and competent than that Spartan that made the history of Greece. Frederick "the Great" had started the Prussian military modernization 100 years earlier. Therefore, Prussia felt with the ability to lead all the German states. Having capitulated in favor of Austria was a humiliation for the Prussians.