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Bismarck, Otto von Line breaks: Otto von Bis|marck
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪzmɑːk/

Definition of Bismarck, Otto von in English:

Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg (1815–98), Prussian minister and German statesman, Chancellor of the German Empire 1871–90; known as the Iron Chancellor; full name Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck. He was the driving force behind the unification of Germany, orchestrating wars with Denmark (1864), Austria (1866), and France (1870-1) in order to achieve this end.


Example sentences
  • Yet, strangely, once Germany plunged into the Second World War with its seemingly Bismarckian series of early lightning victories, Bismarck was dropped from most Nazi propaganda.
  • Suppose one were to ask whether Nixon-Kissinger's Bismarckian violence in Cambodia contributed to the violence of the subsequent Khmer Rouge regime?
  • He had planned to run his campaign on the Bismarckian formula of the primacy of foreign policy and Kulturkampf.
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