"'But you're thinking, wasn't that Bismarck's whole point?'"
Portrait 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.