The Crimean War reinforced these feelings and the German people looked towards Prussia as a leading power in Germany for salvation. Therefore we can see that not only Bismarck was responsible for the unification of the German states but also the people who longed for a unified Germany. These events, which were totally unrelated to Bismarck.
The First Unification of Germany Introduction For the Spring Term 2018 of Lewes U3A, a group of about 30 members contributed either individually or in groups to a course on the first unification of Germany, covering the period 1750 to 1890. This was the third consecutive yearly course held on German history.