Originally the chancellor was only responsible to the emperor. With the unification of germany and establishment of the german empire in 1871 the confederation evolved into a german nation state and its leader became known as the chancellor of germany.
It was founded on 1 january 1871 when the south german states except for austria joined the north german confederation and the new constitution came into force changing the name of the federal state to the german empire and introduced the title of german emperor for wilhelm i king of prussia from the h.
Germany 1871. Although germany existed as a loose polity of germanic speaking peoples for millennia a united german nation in roughly its present form dates only to 1871. This changed with the constitutional reform in 1918 when the parliament was given the right to dismiss the chancellor. 3 march german federal election 1871.
21 march otto von bismarck is appointed as the first imperial chancellor of the german empire and his bismarck cabinet was sworn in. The german empire was founded in 1871 after three successful wars by the north german state of prussia. The german empire was founded on january 18 1871 in the aftermath of three successful wars by the north german state of prussia.
On 18 january 1871 germany became a nation for the first time in history after a nationalistic war against france masterminded by the iron chancellor otto von bismarck. The ceremony took place in the palace of versailles outside paris rather than in berlin and this overt symbol of militarism and conquest would foreshadow the first half of the next century as the new nation became a major power in europe. Within a seven year period denmark the habsburg monarchy and france were vanquished in short decisive conflicts.
The german empire sometimes referred to as imperial germany was the german nation state that existed from the unification of germany in 1871 until the abdication of emperor wilhelm ii in 1918. At its foundation in 1871 the german empire was about two thirds protestant incurring a significant drop to 255 by 2018. Modern germany is a liberal democracy that has become ever more integrated with and central to a united europe.
The german empire from 18711918 the unification of germany into a german empire with tight political and administrative integration replacing the decentralized german confederation and holy roman empire was officially proclaimed on 18 january 1871 in the hall of mirrors at the palace of versailles in france. In 1871 one third of the population was roman catholic slightly reduced to 277 by 2018. Prussia remained the dominant force in the nation until the empires demise at the end of another war in 1918.
Christianity is the largest religion in germany. Next map germany in 1871 what is happening in germany in 1914ce germany has become the leading industrial nation in europe particularly with regard to heavy industries such as iron steel coal chemicals and railways. 16 april constitution of the german empire the basic law of the german empire of 18711918 passed by german reichtstag and coming into effect on 4 may 1871.