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Bismarck,

city (1990 pop. 49,256), state capital and seat of Burleigh co., S central N.Dak., on hills overlooking the Missouri River; inc. 1873. The trade center for a large spring-wheat, livestock, and dairying region, Bismarck is also a financial and telecommunications center, and development of the oil reserves in the nearby Williston Basin is important. Lewis and Clark camped nearby in 1804–5. With the beginning of river traffic in the 1830s, a steamboat port called the "Crossing on the Missouri" emerged here. In 1872, Camp Greeley (later Camp Hancock) was erected to protect workers building the Northern Pacific RR. When the railroad reached the fort the next year, a town was laid out, subsequently named Bismarck in the hope of attracting German investment in the railroad. Bismarck boomed as a river port and railroad center, a gateway for western expansion, and supply point for the Black Hills gold rush (1874). It became the territorial capital in 1883.

Bismarck

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Prince Otto (Eduard Leopold) von , called the Iron Chancellor. 1815--98, German statesman; prime minister of Prussia (1862--90). Under his leadership Prussia defeated Austria and France, and Germany was united. In 1871 he became the first chancellor of the German Reich

Bismarck

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a city in North Dakota, on the Missouri River: the state capital. Pop.: 56 344 (2003 est.)
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In 1889, two rural nines got together on the Bismarck grounds and played a game "for a liberal purse" under rules they knew as "barn ball.
This perhaps surprising response was nonetheless typical of how Bismarck dealt with the press.
After coming under heavy attack the Bismarck was sunk, with the loss of 2,000 lives, as it tried to limp to the Nazi-occupied French port of St Nazaire.
This legacy "defined but never contained the aspirations of Otto von Bismarck," of which "hatred of Jews" was a natural reflection.
Bismarck "transformed his world more completely than anybody during the 19th century with the exception of Napoleon," writes Steinberg, and he did this purely though the strength of his personality, which cowed everyone around him.
Jason, from Stirlingshire, has asserted that his grandfather told him that one of the pictures might show the moment when the Bismarck was destroyed.
In a previous piece, von Bismarck toyed with how to visualize a four-dimensional universe.
Those attacks from the air crippled the mighty Bismarck as she steamed towards safety.
In parliament, Bismarck proved a wild reactionary and savage debater who did his bit to stoke the anti-Semitism so characteristic of his class and country: He would feel deeply dishonored, he once declared, "to have before me, as a representative of the King's Sacred Majesty, a Jew whom I would have to obey.
Bismarck explained his plans to Benjamin Disraeli, the future British prime minister; Baron Brunnow, the Russian ambassador; and the Austrian envoy, Friedrich, Count Vitzthum von Eckstadt.
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