… balance of international political power, and pulled the masses away from the socialist doctrine of class war.”
Napoleon III had played a part be building a socialist dictator-esche (predecessor to fascist) government which appealed to the needs and desires of the rich and poor, the conservative and radical. Bismarck waged a series of small wars in order to unify the German stated into a united Germany Prussia. In the southern end of the continent, Count Cavour manages to unify most of Italy in 1860 into a single political state. (McKay, 2004) Through local and regional nationalist and socialist governments …
… enemy of my enemy if my friend.” Out of self protectionist desires, England and France buried with disagreements and positioned themselves against German expansionism.
Sources of the Western Tradition: From the Renaissance to the Present, 5th edition, Volume 2 – written by Marvin Perry, Joseph R. Peden & Theodore H. Von Laue – 2003 –
A History of World Societies: Since 1500, 6th Edition, Volume 2 – Written by John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey – 2004