"'But you're thinking, wasn't that Bismarck's whole point?'"
Otto von Bismarck (1871)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeOtto von Bismarck (1871) - Credit: unknown (German Federal Archive)
Portrait of Herbert von Bismarck (1892)
Public DomainPortrait of Herbert von Bismarck (1892) - Credit: C.W. Allers

 Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) was a leading German statesman. He became Chancellor of the North German Confederation in 1867, and Chancellor of the newly united Germany in 1871.

His eldest son was Herbert von Bismarck (1849-1904), a politician who served as Germany's Foreign Secretary between 1886 and 1890.