Explain why the Prussian king Frederick William 4 refused to accept the crown of the German Empire.

King Friedrich Wilhelm IV refused to accept the crown of the German Empire; he stated that the crown is “the dog collar that they want to tie me to the revolution.” “The crown … would bring the greatest dishonor with its smack of the revolution of 1848; “Crown of mud and clay.”

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