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This presentation 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. Napoleon‘s hat and other preserved artefacts from these wars are testament to the Berlin Zeughaus‘ long history of collection. The national movements in Germany and Europe quelled in the aftermath of the Congress of Vienna re-emerge in the revolutionary upheaval of 1848. Schoolchildren will also be introduced to the first democratic German constitution adopted by the Frankfurt Assembly. The formation of the Kaiserreich (German Empire) was, however, brought about chiefly through Prussian military dominance.

suitable age 12+

digital 60 minutes

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