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Otto von Bismarck
Character information
Birth name Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen
Nickname(s) Iron Chancellor
Born April 1, 1815
Schönhausen, Prussia
Died July 30, 1898 (age 83)
Friedrichsruh, German Empire
Physical description
Hair Light brown
Eyes Blue
Based on
Rap battle information
Appeared in TBA
Vs Margaret Thatcher (speculated)
Official vote(s) TBA
Location(s) Radziwill Palace of Berlin (speculated)

Otto von Bismarck is speculated to appear in Season 6. His speculated location, Radziwill Palace of Berlin, was hinted in the video for King Henry VIII vs Hillary Clinton during the news update portion. It is unknown whom he will be portrayed by. He is speculated to battle former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Information on the rapperEdit

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen was born on April 1, 1815, in Schönhausen, Kingdom of Prussia. He was a conservative German statesman who masterminded the unification of Germany in 1871 and served as its first chancellor until 1890, in which capacity he dominated European affairs for two decades. He had previously been Minister President of Prussia (1862–1890) and Chancellor of the North German Confederation (1867–1871). He provoked three short, decisive wars against Denmark, Austria, and France. Following the victory against Austria, he abolished the supranational German Confederation and instead formed the North German Confederation as the first German national state, aligning the smaller North German states behind Prussia. Receiving the support of the independent South German states in the Confederation's defeat of France, he formed the German Empire (which excluded Austria) and united Germany.

In 1871, Bismarck was raised to the rank of Fürst (Prince). He was also appointed as the first Imperial Chancellor (Reichskanzler) of the German Empire, but retained his Prussian offices, including those of Minister-President and Foreign Minister. He was also promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general, and bought a former hotel in Friedrichsruh near Hamburg, which became an estate. He also continued to serve as his own foreign minister. Because of both the imperial and the Prussian offices that he held, Bismarck had near complete control over domestic and foreign policy. The office of Minister President of Prussia was temporarily separated from that of Chancellor in 1873, when Albrecht von Roon was appointed to the former office. But by the end of the year, Roon resigned due to ill health, and Bismarck again became Minister-President.

Bismarck's diplomacy of Realpolitik and powerful rule at home gained him the nickname the "Iron Chancellor". German unification and its rapid economic growth was the foundation to his foreign policy. He disliked colonialism but reluctantly built an overseas empire when it was demanded by both elite and mass opinion. Juggling a very complex interlocking series of conferences, negotiations and alliances, he used his diplomatic skills to maintain Germany's position.

Bismarck resigned under Kaiser Wilhelm II's insistence on 18 March 1890, at the age of 75. He died just after midnight on 30 July 1898, at the age of 83 in Friedrichsruh of the German Empire.





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