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Britain, the ‘German revolution’, and the fall of France, 1870/1

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William Mulligan contends that the revolutionary event in 1870, as far as British foreign policy was concerned, was the collapse of French power, rather than the unification of Germany. By focusing on the latter and Anglo-German relations generally, historians have missed the centrality of France in 19th-century British foreign policy. Historical Research Early View

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