The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions...but by iron and blood.

Otto von Bismarck, in his first speech to the Prussian legislature as Minister-President, September 29, 1862

In the year 1862...

These people were born:

These people died:

1861 - 1862 - 1863

19th century

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