How exactly did this brilliant son of a bitch unify all of the german kingdoms under one flag?
Read a bit about 1848 Frankfurt Parliament and the first Danish war of Schleswig-Holstein
First he saved Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark
After that an administration issue create a war with Austria and he gain the control of the German federation while annexing north German states who allied with Austria ( like Hanover, former part of the British crown) and pressure other north German states into forming the North German Confederation and having the south German states under his sphere like Bavaria and Baden
Then he banter Napoleon III to create a war against Prussia (German king for Spain issue and the banter of Ems), won the war a forced France to pay reparation with the ones he bought the south German states loyalty and proclaim the German Empire
Remind that and Empire are kings under an Emperor control, so the south German kings agreed to joined him in exchange for some more freedom and the money I mention early
>Technological advancement (Prussia had WAY better military technology than Austria which is way Bismarck risked the war)
>Wilhelm I. being a pretty chill guy
>How exactly did this brilliant son of a bitch unify all of the german kingdoms under one flag?
With Blood and Iron
Kulturkampf was a thing. Also:
"Beat the Poles until they despair of living. I have all the sympathy in the world for their situation, but if we want to survive we can do nothing else than wipe them out."
>he didn't, it would have happened without him
I beg to differ. Many German principalities actively resisted the unification for deep ideological reasons (ahem Bavaria ahem), and needed to be subdued. Not only that but Unification supporters were incredibly splintered, with Kleindeutschlanders and Grossdeutschlanders and everything in between, and this without even taking into considerations questions religion and of the government system. It's true that public opinion swayed dramatically in the last decades of the 1800s in favor of Pan Germanism, but it was a result rather than cause of the Unification.
Based Bimarck should have coup'd and crown himself Kaiser.
I sexually Identify as Bismarck. Ever since I was a boy I dreamed of fighting the kulturkampf and acting out my realpolitik. People say to me that a person being Bismarck is Impossible and I'm fucking retarded but I don't care, I'm beautiful. I'm having a plastic surgeon install a spiked helmet, a high-pitched voice and superior politics on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me "Chancellor of the German empire" and respect my right to unite Germany under the prussian flag. If you can't accept me you're a Bismaphobe and need to check your liberal privilege. Thank you being so understanding.