Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, most German states (notably excluding Austria and Switzerland) united to create the German Empire under Prussian leadership. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1933, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, when the Nazi regime was successfully establishing its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with Gdańsk (Danzig). Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. During the 19th century Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck united the German principalities into a "Lesser Germany", which excluded the Austrian Empire. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with A duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, most German states (notably excluding Austria and Switzerland) united to create the German Empire under Prussian leadership. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1933, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, when the Nazi regime was successfully establishing its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with Gdańsk (Danzig). Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. During the 19th century Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck united the German principalities into a "Lesser Germany", which excluded the Austrian Empire. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, most German states (notably excluding Austria and Switzerland) united to create the German Empire under Prussian leadership. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with Gdańsk (Danzig). Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. During the 19th century Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck united the German principalities into a "Lesser Germany", which excluded the Austrian Empire. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, most German states (notably excluding Austria and Switzerland) united to create the German Empire under Prussian leadership. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. During the 19th century Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck united the German principalities into a "Lesser Germany", which excluded the Austrian Empire. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany, especially the unification of Germany. In 1871, most German states (notably excluding Austria and Switzerland) united to create the German Empire under Prussian leadership. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. During the 19th century Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck united the German principalities into a "Lesser Germany", which excluded the Austrian Empire. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, most German states (notably excluding Austria and Switzerland) united to create the German Empire under Prussian leadership. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. During the 19th century Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck united the German principalities into a "Lesser Germany", which excluded the Austrian Empire. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although due to the exclusion of German peoples in the Austria and Switzerland this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany". In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because the Austria and Switzerland was not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. Just to mention, a popular country on the "Dream SMP" was loosely based on Prussia. It is called l'manberg The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. The Kingdom of Prussia, formed in 1701 with Berlin as its capital, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Having become the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, with its capital in Berlin, Prussia decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent, after 1871 German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Basically, this man is my dad.("Prussian" redirects here. For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation).) (Not to be confused with Russia.) Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organized and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organized and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favor of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century, it had major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister-President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far-right politicians, the Federation of Expellees, and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasize professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism, and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Having become the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, with its capital in Berlin, Prussia has decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the North Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favour of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasise professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, due to the efforts of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, most German principalities were united into the German Empire under Prussian leadership, although this was considered to be a "Lesser Germany" because Austria and Switzerland were not included. In November 1918, the monarchies were abolished and the nobility lost its political power during the German Revolution of 1918–19. The Kingdom of Prussia was thus abolished in favor of a republic—the Free State of Prussia, a state of Germany from 1918 until 1933. From 1932, Prussia lost its independence as a result of the Prussian coup, which was taken further in the next few years when the Nazi regime successfully established its Gleichschaltung laws in pursuit of a unitary state. With the end of the Nazi regime, in 1945, the division of Germany into Allied occupation zones and the separation of its territories east of the Oder–Neisse line, which were incorporated into Poland and the Soviet Union, the State of Prussia ceased to exist de facto. Prussia existed de jure until its formal abolition by the Allied Control Council Enactment No. 46 of 25 February 1947. The name Prussia derives from the Old Prussians; in the 13th century, the Teutonic Knights—an organized Catholic medieval military order of German crusaders—conquered the lands inhabited by them. In 1308, the Teutonic Knights conquered the region of Pomerelia with (Danzig) Gdańsk. Their monastic state was mostly Germanised through immigration from central and western Germany, and, in the south, it was Polonised by settlers from Masovia. The Second Peace of Thorn (1466) split Prussia into the western Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, and the eastern part, from 1525 called the Duchy of Prussia, a fief of the Crown of Poland up to 1657. The union of Brandenburg and the Duchy of Prussia in 1618 led to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701. Prussia entered the ranks of the great powers shortly after becoming a kingdom, and exercised most influence in the 18th and 19th centuries. During the 18th century it had a major leverage in many international affairs under the reign of Frederick the Great. At the Congress of Vienna (1814–15), which redrew the map of Europe following Napoleon's defeat, Prussia acquired rich new territories, including the coal-rich Ruhr. The country then grew rapidly in influence economically and politically, and became the core of the North German Confederation in 1867, and then of the German Empire in 1871. The Kingdom of Prussia was now so large and so dominant in the new Germany that Junkers and other Prussian élites identified more and more as Germans and less as Prussians. The Kingdom ended in 1918 along with other German monarchies that collapsed as a result of the German Revolution. In the Weimar Republic, the Free State of Prussia lost nearly all of its legal and political importance following the 1932 coup led by Franz von Papen. Subsequently, it was effectively dismantled into Nazi German Gaue in 1935. Nevertheless, some Prussian ministries were kept and Hermann Göring remained in his role as Minister President of Prussia until the end of World War II. Former eastern territories of Germany that made up a significant part of Prussia lost the majority of their German population after 1945 as the People's Republic of Poland and the Soviet Union both absorbed these territories and had most of its German inhabitants expelled by 1950. Prussia, deemed a bearer of militarism and reaction by the Allies, was officially abolished by an Allied declaration in 1947. The international status of the former eastern territories of Germany was disputed until the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany in 1990, while its return to Germany remains a topic among far right politicians, the Federation of Expellees and various political revisionists. The term Prussian has often been used, especially outside Germany, to emphasize professionalism, aggressiveness, militarism and conservatism of the Junker class of landed aristocrats in the East who dominated first Prussia and then the German Empire. (en)
dbo:anthem
dbo:capital
dbo:currency
dbo:demonym
  • Prussian (en)
dbo:dissolutionDate
  • 1947-02-25 (xsd:date)
dbo:dissolutionYear
  • 1947-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:foundingDate
  • 1525-04-10 (xsd:date)
dbo:foundingYear
  • 1525-01-01 (xsd:date)
dbo:governmentType
dbo:motto
  • ''
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2020-04-26 12:03:22Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-04-28 20:32:26Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-05 15:48:29Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-07 19:57:27Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-07 19:58:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-08 07:52:18Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-12 10:34:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-16 04:59:58Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-19 02:30:53Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-20 21:58:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-20 22:18:36Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-28 16:10:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-28 16:23:55Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-29 15:30:03Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-29 15:30:11Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-29 16:50:29Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-02 21:35:06Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-03 20:53:10Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-04 02:08:22Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-04 02:10:04Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-04 02:24:38Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:25:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:40:51Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:44:31Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:46:23Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:48:53Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:50:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-28 10:05:01Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-07-13 17:00:28Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-07-21 22:42:23Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-07-29 06:30:04Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-07 16:43:31Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 09:17:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 09:18:21Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 09:18:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 12:19:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 15:36:20Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 15:39:21Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 11:10:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:01:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:10:45Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:16:37Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:23:04Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:58:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:10:51Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:15:58Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:25:59Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:26:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:27:43Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:28:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:48:57Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:49:09Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-16 03:58:07Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-26 14:38:33Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-27 01:27:55Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-29 00:48:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-31 17:35:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-31 17:35:24Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-01 04:55:10Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-01 22:06:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-03 12:45:40Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-04 21:14:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-10 00:24:32Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-10 00:24:43Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-20 22:23:37Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-20 22:25:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-20 22:33:39Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-22 11:02:23Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-17 16:44:09Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-17 16:44:27Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-22 02:23:11Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-23 01:44:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-23 10:02:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-23 10:21:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-26 07:04:43Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-28 10:08:39Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-10 07:43:30Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-10 22:11:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-10 22:12:06Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-17 21:12:44Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-22 05:08:45Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-25 23:47:38Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-01 22:36:38Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-01 23:08:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-02 03:30:57Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-02 04:25:05Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:16:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:17:22Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:22:38Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:23:59Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:25:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:25:56Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:25:59Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:28:59Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-15 15:56:16Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-16 23:41:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-16 23:42:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-23 17:22:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-24 16:56:29Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-26 23:37:18Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-26 23:57:26Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 05:49:17Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 05:56:48Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 06:05:02Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 13:25:44Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:52:06Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:52:27Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:52:45Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:53:51Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:59:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-30 11:44:34Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-30 11:50:56Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-30 18:13:21Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-03 12:53:02Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-03 15:09:42Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 02:05:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 02:29:28Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 22:20:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 22:20:39Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-20 02:01:32Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:17:01Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:17:55Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:18:13Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:18:16Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:18:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:18:49Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:29:56Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 00:52:33Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 00:56:01Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 00:56:06Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 00:58:15Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:01:13Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:12:51Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:12:53Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:13:09Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:13:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:14:53Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:16:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 16:52:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-13 19:33:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-24 13:06:21Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-24 17:23:24Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:22:55Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:30:43Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:48:53Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:50:41Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 08:19:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 18:23:23Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 18:44:44Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 18:54:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 19:16:28Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 22:41:46Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-26 02:18:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-02 22:14:41Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-02 22:16:26Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-03 01:53:29Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-03 01:59:17Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-04 14:06:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-04 16:54:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-08 17:35:49Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-09 23:27:03Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-09 23:45:31Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-14 02:10:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-18 03:49:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-04-08 07:51:18Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-04-08 15:13:49Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 371248 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 48776 (xsd:integer)
  • 83229 (xsd:integer)
  • 83395 (xsd:integer)
  • 83589 (xsd:integer)
  • 84831 (xsd:integer)
  • 84997 (xsd:integer)
  • 85077 (xsd:integer)
  • 85440 (xsd:integer)
  • 85458 (xsd:integer)
  • 85470 (xsd:integer)
  • 85471 (xsd:integer)
  • 85484 (xsd:integer)
  • 85543 (xsd:integer)
  • 85553 (xsd:integer)
  • 85607 (xsd:integer)
  • 85644 (xsd:integer)
  • 85737 (xsd:integer)
  • 85739 (xsd:integer)
  • 85852 (xsd:integer)
  • 85859 (xsd:integer)
  • 85860 (xsd:integer)
  • 85863 (xsd:integer)
  • 85871 (xsd:integer)
  • 85892 (xsd:integer)
  • 85894 (xsd:integer)
  • 85898 (xsd:integer)
  • 85912 (xsd:integer)
  • 85918 (xsd:integer)
  • 85919 (xsd:integer)
  • 85924 (xsd:integer)
  • 85939 (xsd:integer)
  • 85950 (xsd:integer)
  • 85993 (xsd:integer)
  • 86013 (xsd:integer)
  • 86020 (xsd:integer)
  • 86026 (xsd:integer)
  • 86030 (xsd:integer)
  • 86038 (xsd:integer)
  • 86040 (xsd:integer)
  • 86052 (xsd:integer)
  • 86061 (xsd:integer)
  • 86063 (xsd:integer)
  • 86066 (xsd:integer)
  • 86067 (xsd:integer)
  • 86068 (xsd:integer)
  • 86081 (xsd:integer)
  • 86083 (xsd:integer)
  • 86084 (xsd:integer)
  • 86085 (xsd:integer)
  • 86087 (xsd:integer)
  • 86090 (xsd:integer)
  • 86100 (xsd:integer)
  • 86101 (xsd:integer)
  • 86111 (xsd:integer)
  • 86114 (xsd:integer)
  • 86117 (xsd:integer)
  • 86120 (xsd:integer)
  • 86131 (xsd:integer)
  • 86136 (xsd:integer)
  • 86157 (xsd:integer)
  • 86180 (xsd:integer)
  • 86216 (xsd:integer)
  • 86222 (xsd:integer)
  • 86224 (xsd:integer)
  • 86258 (xsd:integer)
  • 86280 (xsd:integer)
  • 86288 (xsd:integer)
  • 86303 (xsd:integer)
  • 86304 (xsd:integer)
  • 86308 (xsd:integer)
  • 86309 (xsd:integer)
  • 86323 (xsd:integer)
  • 86344 (xsd:integer)
  • 86346 (xsd:integer)
  • 86355 (xsd:integer)
  • 86358 (xsd:integer)
  • 86362 (xsd:integer)
  • 86391 (xsd:integer)
  • 86398 (xsd:integer)
  • 86400 (xsd:integer)
  • 86402 (xsd:integer)
  • 86418 (xsd:integer)
  • 86553 (xsd:integer)
  • 86565 (xsd:integer)
  • 86759 (xsd:integer)
  • 86839 (xsd:integer)
  • 86846 (xsd:integer)
  • 86868 (xsd:integer)
  • 86873 (xsd:integer)
  • 86878 (xsd:integer)
  • 86879 (xsd:integer)
  • 86880 (xsd:integer)
  • 86885 (xsd:integer)
  • 86887 (xsd:integer)
  • 86900 (xsd:integer)
  • 86903 (xsd:integer)
  • 86929 (xsd:integer)
  • 86932 (xsd:integer)
  • 86933 (xsd:integer)
  • 86948 (xsd:integer)
  • 87043 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2020-04-26 12:03:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-04-28 20:32:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-05 15:48:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-07 19:57:23Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-07 19:58:21Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-08 07:52:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-12 10:34:16Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-16 04:59:51Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-19 02:30:49Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-20 21:58:46Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-20 22:18:33Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-28 16:10:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-28 16:23:48Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-29 15:29:59Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-29 15:30:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-05-29 16:50:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-02 21:35:01Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-03 20:53:06Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-04 02:08:15Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-04 02:09:59Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-04 02:24:32Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:25:41Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:40:44Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:44:28Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:46:17Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:48:48Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-11 17:50:05Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-06-28 10:04:57Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-07-13 17:00:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-07-21 22:42:16Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-07-29 06:29:57Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-07 16:43:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 09:16:56Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 09:18:16Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 09:18:49Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 12:18:58Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 15:36:16Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-09 15:39:16Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 11:10:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:01:43Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:10:39Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:16:33Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:22:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 15:58:15Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:10:45Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:15:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:25:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 16:26:01Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:27:37Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:28:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:48:53Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-11 22:49:05Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-16 03:58:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-26 14:38:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-27 01:27:47Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-29 00:48:49Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-31 17:34:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-08-31 17:35:15Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-01 04:55:03Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-01 22:06:49Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-03 12:45:35Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-04 21:13:56Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-10 00:24:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-10 00:24:35Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-20 22:23:27Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-20 22:25:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-20 22:33:31Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-09-22 11:02:17Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-17 16:43:58Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-17 16:44:17Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-22 02:23:02Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-23 01:44:05Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-23 10:02:02Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-23 10:21:46Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-26 07:04:39Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-10-28 10:08:26Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-10 07:43:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-10 22:11:46Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-10 22:11:56Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-17 21:12:32Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-22 05:08:41Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-11-25 23:47:32Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-01 22:36:29Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-01 23:08:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-02 03:30:48Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-02 04:25:01Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:16:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:17:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:22:34Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-08 05:23:54Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-15 15:56:08Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-16 23:41:15Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-16 23:41:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-24 16:56:20Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-26 23:37:14Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-26 23:57:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 05:49:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 05:56:43Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 06:04:56Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 13:25:40Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:52:00Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:52:18Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:52:38Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:53:44Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-29 23:59:47Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-30 11:44:22Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-30 11:50:40Z (xsd:date)
  • 2020-12-30 18:13:13Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-03 12:52:55Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-03 15:09:30Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 02:04:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 02:29:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 22:20:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-11 22:20:31Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-20 02:01:22Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:16:55Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:18:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:18:41Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-01-26 03:29:48Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 00:52:22Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 00:55:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 00:58:06Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:01:05Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:12:58Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:14:46Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 01:16:03Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-12 16:51:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-13 19:32:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-24 13:06:10Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-24 17:23:15Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:22:47Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:30:26Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:48:29Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 07:50:31Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 08:18:47Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 18:23:12Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 18:44:37Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 18:54:40Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 19:16:23Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-25 22:41:35Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-02-26 02:18:09Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-02 22:14:34Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-02 22:16:19Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-03 01:53:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-03 01:59:11Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-04 14:05:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-04 16:53:50Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-09 23:26:52Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-09 23:45:25Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-14 02:10:42Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-03-18 03:49:01Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-04-08 07:51:06Z (xsd:date)
  • 2021-04-08 15:13:35Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 381 (xsd:integer)
  • 631 (xsd:integer)
  • 635 (xsd:integer)
  • 638 (xsd:integer)
  • 639 (xsd:integer)
  • 640 (xsd:integer)
  • 641 (xsd:integer)
  • 642 (xsd:integer)
  • 643 (xsd:integer)
  • 644 (xsd:integer)
  • 645 (xsd:integer)
  • 646 (xsd:integer)
  • 647 (xsd:integer)
  • 649 (xsd:integer)
  • 650 (xsd:integer)
  • 654 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 953245300 (xsd:integer)
  • 953738933 (xsd:integer)
  • 955031700 (xsd:integer)
  • 955434531 (xsd:integer)
  • 955434690 (xsd:integer)
  • 955518521 (xsd:integer)
  • 956255578 (xsd:integer)
  • 956944952 (xsd:integer)
  • 957481309 (xsd:integer)
  • 957867213 (xsd:integer)
  • 957870349 (xsd:integer)
  • 959404152 (xsd:integer)
  • 959406360 (xsd:integer)
  • 959595152 (xsd:integer)
  • 959595164 (xsd:integer)
  • 959606384 (xsd:integer)
  • 960420802 (xsd:integer)
  • 960598224 (xsd:integer)
  • 960637671 (xsd:integer)
  • 960637867 (xsd:integer)
  • 960639452 (xsd:integer)
  • 962023095 (xsd:integer)
  • 962025413 (xsd:integer)
  • 962025982 (xsd:integer)
  • 962026286 (xsd:integer)
  • 962026701 (xsd:integer)
  • 962026912 (xsd:integer)
  • 964914817 (xsd:integer)
  • 967506800 (xsd:integer)
  • 968855397 (xsd:integer)
  • 970094460 (xsd:integer)
  • 971689396 (xsd:integer)
  • 971955831 (xsd:integer)
  • 971955926 (xsd:integer)
  • 971955974 (xsd:integer)
  • 971972122 (xsd:integer)
  • 971995077 (xsd:integer)
  • 971995517 (xsd:integer)
  • 972311159 (xsd:integer)
  • 972346815 (xsd:integer)
  • 972348217 (xsd:integer)
  • 972349294 (xsd:integer)
  • 972350301 (xsd:integer)
  • 972356487 (xsd:integer)
  • 972358405 (xsd:integer)
  • 972359037 (xsd:integer)
  • 972360363 (xsd:integer)
  • 972360375 (xsd:integer)
  • 972408668 (xsd:integer)
  • 972408741 (xsd:integer)
  • 972411096 (xsd:integer)
  • 972411136 (xsd:integer)
  • 973239010 (xsd:integer)
  • 975062665 (xsd:integer)
  • 975155655 (xsd:integer)
  • 975523901 (xsd:integer)
  • 976008987 (xsd:integer)
  • 976009061 (xsd:integer)
  • 976093401 (xsd:integer)
  • 976233887 (xsd:integer)
  • 976526570 (xsd:integer)
  • 976763643 (xsd:integer)
  • 977626505 (xsd:integer)
  • 977626519 (xsd:integer)
  • 979460141 (xsd:integer)
  • 979460335 (xsd:integer)
  • 979461353 (xsd:integer)
  • 979717027 (xsd:integer)
  • 984011099 (xsd:integer)
  • 984011138 (xsd:integer)
  • 984783330 (xsd:integer)
  • 984947833 (xsd:integer)
  • 984996253 (xsd:integer)
  • 984997967 (xsd:integer)
  • 985488821 (xsd:integer)
  • 985853640 (xsd:integer)
  • 987962247 (xsd:integer)
  • 988074530 (xsd:integer)
  • 988074547 (xsd:integer)
  • 989240287 (xsd:integer)
  • 989994965 (xsd:integer)
  • 990691044 (xsd:integer)
  • 991806724 (xsd:integer)
  • 991811466 (xsd:integer)
  • 991849986 (xsd:integer)
  • 991857468 (xsd:integer)
  • 992988893 (xsd:integer)
  • 992989007 (xsd:integer)
  • 992989512 (xsd:integer)
  • 992989634 (xsd:integer)
  • 994409135 (xsd:integer)
  • 994678785 (xsd:integer)
  • 994678860 (xsd:integer)
  • 996117052 (xsd:integer)
  • 996497691 (xsd:integer)
  • 996500085 (xsd:integer)
  • 996925849 (xsd:integer)
  • 996927246 (xsd:integer)
  • 996928513 (xsd:integer)
  • 996981633 (xsd:integer)
  • 997092779 (xsd:integer)
  • 997092826 (xsd:integer)
  • 997092880 (xsd:integer)
  • 997093037 (xsd:integer)
  • 997093970 (xsd:integer)
  • 997192007 (xsd:integer)
  • 997192639 (xsd:integer)
  • 997255831 (xsd:integer)
  • 998029251 (xsd:integer)
  • 998046135 (xsd:integer)
  • 999612115 (xsd:integer)
  • 999615720 (xsd:integer)
  • 999776026 (xsd:integer)
  • 999776064 (xsd:integer)
  • 1001523089 (xsd:integer)
  • 1002803541 (xsd:integer)
  • 1002803741 (xsd:integer)
  • 1002803814 (xsd:integer)
  • 1002805546 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006275557 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006275995 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006276262 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006276693 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006278271 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006278481 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006278647 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006389048 (xsd:integer)
  • 1006599868 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008668380 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008708404 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008828298 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008828997 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008830762 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008830950 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008833875 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008911198 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008914612 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008916103 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008919408 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008949392 (xsd:integer)
  • 1008980067 (xsd:integer)
  • 1009908371 (xsd:integer)
  • 1009908647 (xsd:integer)
  • 1009941702 (xsd:integer)
  • 1009942406 (xsd:integer)
  • 1010240077 (xsd:integer)
  • 1010268484 (xsd:integer)
  • 1011269157 (xsd:integer)
  • 1011271097 (xsd:integer)
  • 1012006567 (xsd:integer)
  • 1012754580 (xsd:integer)
  • 1016635515 (xsd:integer)
  • 1016687600 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with A duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia (; German: Preußen, pronounced [ˈpʁɔʏsn̩] (), Old Prussian: Prūsa or Prūsija) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany, especially the unification of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. The Kingdom of Prussia, formed in 1701 with Berlin as its capital, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Having become the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, with its capital in Berlin, Prussia decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent, after 1871 German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Basically, this man is my dad.("Prussian" redirects here. For other uses, see Prussia (disambiguation).) (Not to be confused with Russia.) Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organized and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Having become the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, with its capital in Berlin, Prussia has decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
  • Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centered on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the North Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital first in Königsberg and then, when it became the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Prussia (en)
owl:differentFrom
owl:sameAs
foaf:depiction
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • Prussia (en)
is dbo:birthPlace of
is dbo:citizenship of
is dbo:commander of
is dbo:country of
is dbo:deathPlace of
is dbo:foundedBy of
is dbo:hometown of
is dbo:knownFor of
is dbo:language of
is dbo:nationality of
is dbo:origin of
is dbo:owner of
is dbo:place of
is dbo:regionServed of
is dbo:residence of
is dbo:stateOfOrigin of
is dbo:subdivision of
is dbo:territory of
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:birthPlace of
is dbp:burialPlace of
is dbp:combatant of
is dbp:countries of
is dbp:country of
is dbp:deathPlace of
is dbp:nation of
is dbp:nationality of
is dbp:place of
is dbp:placeOfBirth of
is dbp:region of
is dbp:residence of
is dbp:states of
is dbp:titles of
is dc:subject of
is rdfs:seeAlso of
is foaf:primaryTopic of