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Works of Frederick Engels 1887

The Role of Force in History

Written: between the end of December 1887 and March 1888;
Source: MECW, Volume 26, p. 453;
First Published: in Die Neue Zeit, 1895-96;
Transcribed: Andy Blunden

Table of Contents

Chapter One. Why the German bourgeoisie turns to Prussia for national unification

Chapter Two. How Bismarck made Prussia a great power

Chapter Three. Bismarck takes Prussia to the gates of Paris

Chapter Four. Why Alsace-Lorraine prefer to be French

Chapter Five. The social classes of Bismarck’s Germany

Chapter Six. How Bismarck failed to modernise Germany