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a customs union, specifically; a coalition of german states, formed in 1818 to manage customs and economic policies within their territories.

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  • german nationalism, linked with liberalism, emerged in the revolutions of 1848, which shook the german states. however, the revolutionists were soon defeated, and the frankfurt parliament, having failed to obtain the unification of germany under frederick william iv, disbanded. prussia was humiliated by austria in the treaty of olomouc (1850) but used the zollverein, a customs union from which austria was excluded, to consolidate prussian hegemony in n germany. factmonster.com

  • german nationalism, linked with liberalism, emerged in the revolutions of 1848, which shook the german states. however, the revolutionists were soon defeated, and the frankfurt parliament, having failed to obtain the unification of germany under frederick william iv, disbanded. prussia was humiliated by austria in the treaty of olomouc (1850) but used the zollverein, a customs union from which austria was excluded, to consolidate prussian hegemony in n germany. infoplease.com