Also another of the reforms was to consolidate the Landwehr a small middle class militia into the Junker dominated Prussian army.
By an overwhelming majority the proposed army reforms were rejected and a class struggle ensued.
He was later to become a master in many fields of knowledge through his interest in reading.
From his family Bismarck gained a highly autocratic, intensively conservative and monarchical outlook on life. Bismarck born into nobility accepted its beliefs as his own.
Bismarck had a mostly typical Junker education that he used to gain employment in the Prussian Civil Service.
He disliked following other people's policy and left the Civil Service in 1839 to look after his estates.
Bismarck lived a restless life on his estates but did manage to marry Johanna von Puttkammer.
William I now King of Prussia was by training a soldier and was convinced the brief mobilisation of 1859 had revealed inadequacies in the Prussian military.
In collaboration with the Minister of War von Roon and the Chief of General Staff Moltke William presented proposals to the Prussian parliament to increase the size of the army and various other army reforms.
Liberalism had no appeal to him so he changed universities to the University of Berlin where he passed in 1835.
As Bismarck himself put it "mob interference with political authority conflicted with my Prussian upbringing and I returned to Berlin with less liberal opinions than when I quitted it." After reluctantly serving his compulsory year in the military as a Gardejager (sharpshooter) Bismarck entered the Prussian Civil Service.
During his time in the Bund Bismarck formed an anti-Austrian view point.