The Prussian Chancellor Otto Von Bismark published the Ems Dispatch, an edited conversation between King Wilhelm of Prussia and France’s ambassador to Prussia. The goal was to make both parties look as though they had been insulted, in an order to raise political tension between the two powers. This was just one of many intrigues with which the chancellor involved himself, the overarching goal being the portrayal of France as scheming and greedy. By doing this, a French Declaration of war would cause the other German states to come to the defense of Prussia. When France finally declared war, the countries combined into a unified Germany. The French Main was defeated within six weeks, showing the industrial and militaristic might of this united empire. Germany’s existence added a significant central power to Europe, making a large imposition to the power of Britain, France, Russia, and Austria at the time. Rising nationalism would soon consume both of the war’s belligerents.