Why did the Franco-Prussian War arise? Why did both countries, vying for leadership in Europe

Why did the Franco-Prussian War arise? Why did both countries, vying for leadership in Europe, want a “quick victorious war” for themselves?

The reason was the contradictions between the leading European power France and the strengthened Prussia. France fought to maintain its own superiority and tried to prevent the unification of the German lands. Prussia aimed at the opposite: to complete the unification of Germany and to weaken France.

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