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This tour through the “long 19th century” begins with the French Revolution and Napoleon's expansionary policy that came to an end at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. A hat of Napoleon's and other preserved artefacts from these wars are a testament to the Berlin Zeughaus's (arsenal) long history of collection. The national movements in Germany and Europe that had been quelled in the aftermath of the Vienna Congress re-emerge in revolutionary revolts in 1848. This tour takes a look at the first democratic German constitution adopted by the Frankfurt Assembly. However, German unification only takes place under Prussian rule in 1871. Everyday articles give an impression of the renewed rise of social contrasts in the time of the German Empire. The tour concludes with an examination of colonial and naval policy and the advent of the First World War.

60 minutes

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