Describe the Franco-Prussian war according to the plan: a) the reasons for the war; b) a pretext for military action

Describe the Franco-Prussian war according to the plan: a) the reasons for the war; b) a pretext for military action; c) the attitude of European states to the war; d) major military events; e) the reasons for the victory of Prussia; f) conditions of peace; g) the meaning of war.

a) the reasons for the war;
The desire of Prussia to weaken France, and France – to prevent the unification of Germany.
b) a pretext for military action;
Prussia put forward claims to the Spanish throne.
c) the attitude of European states to war;
Austria-Hungary supported France, and Russia, Italy and Great Britain supported Prussia. Baden, Bavaria and Württemberg fought on the side of Prussia
d) major military events;
Battle of Sedan, siege of Paris.
e) the reasons for the victory of Prussia;
Lightning invasion of France, which did not have time to mobilize all troops, and the siege of Paris
f) conditions of peace;
France cedes Alsace-Lorraine, pays indemnity
g) the meaning of war.
The German Empire and the French Republic were formed

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