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What is a Bismarck?
It's many things.
- a famous German political family. Notably, the first chancellor
of unified Germany, Otto von Bismarck, nicknamed the "Iron
Chancellor". Some of his descendants are still involved in German
- a German battleship from World War II, named after Otto von
Bismarck. It was one of the largest battleships ever built, but was
hunted down and sunk by the British Navy.
- in parts of the US and Canada, it's a kind of jelly donut
- an alcoholic drink made from a mix of dark beer and champagne, which Otto reportedly loved.
- the name of several cities, notably the capital of the US state
of North Dakota. Most of these are also named after Otto.
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There is some doubt as to what sank the Bismarck. Some claim that a torpedo fired from the destroyer HMS Rodney delivered the fatal blow, while survivors of the sinking claim …that the Bismarck was scuttled,
Bismarck ND has an estimated 2015 population of 71,167. (The metropolitan area including most of Burleigh County is estimated at 129,517.)
Bismarck is the capital of North Dakota and is a sister city to mandan witch are both on the Missouri river.
It is off the coast of France, under the water. you can see it on google earth too.
Since 1878 there had been a law in Germany banning all socialist campaigning and organized activity by socialists; and it had been renewed at periodic intervals. It came… up for renewal again in 1890. This law was in practice much more than a ban: socialists were persecuted ... Young Kaiser William II had, at that time, fantasies about appealing directly to 'ordinary people', to industrial workers. He wanted to become a 'People's Kaiser' and opposed the renewal of the anti-socialist law. In an attempt to force the Kaiser's hand, Bismarck resigned - and was astonished when the Kaiser accepted.
It's famous because British writer Cecil S. Forester wrote a book about it in 1959, and the British made a film about it called "Sink the Bismarck" in 1960. Otherwise, it sank… itself on it's maiden voyage rather than letting the British navy take credit for sinking it. German sailors (there were hundreds of survivors) had been stating for years that THEY scuttled the Bismarck, and the Royal Navy didn't sink it. Dr. Ballard dove on the vessel in the 1980's and proved that the German's were correct! They sunk their own ship!
Scuttled by it's crew.
To some germans, bismarckwa the greatestand noblest of germany's statesmen. They say he almost singlehandedly unified the nation and rised it to greatness. To others he was no…thing but a devious politician who abused his powers and led germany intoa dictatorship.
It scuttled itself on it's maiden voyage rather than letting the British navy take credit for sinking it. As verified by Dr. Ballard's expedition.
Bismarch sunk herself in May 1940.
Battleship day: 27 May 1941 On 27 May 1905, 7 Russian battleships also sank at the Battle of Tsushima.
Bismarck's keel was laid in 1936. She was completed and launched in 1939. Sunk in 1941.
I THINK thye bismarck belongs to Germany
In Large Ships
She lies in 15,719 feet of water at 48°10′N 16°12′W
Bismarck is the capital of the US state of North Dakota.