Kleindeutsche

Kleindeutsche

 

a political current in 19th-century Ger-many that advocated German unification without Austria under Prussian leadership (in contrast to the Grossdeutsche current). The term “Kleindeutsche” first came into use at the Frankfurt National Assembly of 1848-49.

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17) This practice of labeling was, as Hayden White notes, common throughout Europe in the 19th century and "could carry either 'national' designations (the Prussian school, the Kleindeutsche school, the French school, the English school), or labels of a more particularly political sort, labels indicative of the political or ideological coloration of the historians (Conservative, Liberal, Radical, Socialist, and so on)" (Metahistory, 269).
This flag flew more often than the black-white-red ensign of the Kleindeutsche, the German minority that favored a uniform German state.
It is easy to speculate that his work would have the blessing of that old man, the last emperor, who dedicated his entire life to the cause of Austria as an alternative to the twin perversities of the kleindeutsche Losung and the fatal fractionalism of rampant nationalisms.