from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Prince Bismarck (1815–98), a famous Prussian statesman, the unifier of the German people and the first chancellor of the German empire.
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- adj. of or relating to Prince Otto von Bismarck or his accomplishments
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If you look to Kennedy’s 1963 civil rights speech, you’ll note that the civil rights act was very much a bismarckian reform in that it as much a response to fear of violent revolt for equal rights as it was a benevolent act to improve the status of a minority group.
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