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  Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ethnogenesis of the Germanic tribes is assumed to have occurred during the Pre-Roman Iron Age in southern Scandinavia and northern Germany, from the first century BC expanding south, east and west, coming into contact with Celtic tribes of Gaul and Iranian, Baltic and Slavic tribes in Eastern Europe.
German territory was occupied and annexed by Poland and the Soviet Union, and this reduced Germany's land territory drastically.
9% of the population is not ethnically German.
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German history in the Middle Ages was strongly influenced by two opposing principles: universalism and individualism.
Charlemagne's German policy, therefore, was not a mere brute conquest, but a union which was to be strengthened by the ties of morality and culture to be created by the Christian religion.
On this day the Germanic idea of the Kingdom of God, of which Charlemagne was the representative, bowed to the Roman idea, which regards Rome as its centre, Rome the seat of the old empire and the most sacred place of the Christian world.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06484b.htm   (20891 words)

 Holy Roman Empire. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The empire was justified by the claim that, just as the pope was the vicar of God on earth in spiritual matters, so the emperor was God’s temporal vicar; hence he claimed to be the supreme temporal ruler of Christendom.
The defense of the empire against foreign attack was made more difficult by the repeated attempts of the emperors to maintain their authority in Italy against the opposition of the city-states (see commune), the papacy, and the petty princes.
The struggle ended with the virtual dissolution of the empire in the Peace of Westphalia (1648; see Westphalia, Peace of), which recognized the sovereignty of all the states of the empire; the only limitation was that the princes could not make alliances directed against the empire or the emperor.
www.bartleby.com /65/ho/HolyRoma.html   (1820 words)

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I would argue that it was this transformation of the German Empire into the evil empire that enabled the American people in general and President Wilson in particular to put an end to the deeply ambivalent U.S. policy toward Europe of the years 1914- 1916, a policy that could not be maintained indefinitely.
It is equally well-known that a large part of the German public had drawn the conclusion from the deliberately vague wording of Wilson's state- ments that the American president was actually demanding also the abdication of the emperor and the transition to a German republic.
German unification could be so readily endorsed and supported by the United States precisely because it was part and parcel of a general process of Central and East European liberation, extending beyond the Soviet empire even finally to the breakup of the Soviet Union itself.
www.h-net.org /~german/research/ghi/junker.txt   (10261 words)

 German Empire 1871-1918 (Germany)
The King of Prussia was also the German Emperor (Deutscher Kaiser); however, those other German states that had survived until 1870 as independent retained some of their former government structure, though subordinated to the overall Reich government.
The schwarz-weiß-rot (fl-white-red) German imperial flag was adopted by the North German Confederation in 1867, as a combination of the fl-white of Prussia and the red-white of the Hanseatic League [and/or of Brandenburg].
With the establishment of the German Empire in 1871, [the fl-white-red flag of the North German League] was maintained, Art.
flagspot.net /flags/de1871.html   (1164 words)

 History of Germany
The Germanic tribes living to the west of the Rhine River and south of the Main River were soon subdued by the Romans and incorporated into the Roman Empire.
German strategists felt that a war against these countries had to be waged by 1916 if it were to be won because after that year Russian and French military reforms would be complete, making German victory doubtful.
Charlemagne, founder of an empire that was Roman, Christian, and Germanic, was crowned emperor in Rome by the pope in 800.
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 German unification - Bismarck and the second German Empire
A so-called February Patent of 1861 had instituted a limited form of parliamentism that was supported mainly by Germanic "liberals" who were comfortable with an autocratic centralism effectively run by the Germans of the Empire largely in the interests of those same Germans.
In strategic terms the France of Napoleon III was the presumptive opponent of the annexation, by the Prussian dominated North German Confederation, of the states of Southern Germany.
The German Empire's establishment inherently presented Europe with the reality of a populous and industrialising polity possessing a considerable, and undeniably increasing, economic and diplomatic presence.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/german_unification.html   (3088 words)

 Decorations of the States of the German Empire
The German Empire (Deutsches Reich) was founded in 1871 in the wake of the victory over France by the Prussians and their German allies (or satellites, if you will) in the North German Confederation (Norddeutscher Bund), and in southern Germany.
The Empire was a federal state, although Prussia's dominant role was evident almost everywhere, and especially in the Imperial German Army.
Napoleon caused the Holy Roman Empire to be secularized in 1803, and many states, including the holdings of various prince-bishops, were abolished (although some new states were added).
home.att.net /~david.danner/militaria/states.htm   (686 words)

One consequence of the dominance of Latin was the universal use of the Latin alphabet, and the borrowing of Latin vocabuary for vernacular languages from Norwegian to Hungarian.
After the initial migration of Slavic speakers that pushed Germans behind the Elbe and replaced large areas of indigenous languages in the Balkans, German speakers moved steadily east until World War II, after which the Russians expelled many Germans and returned the boundary to about where it was in the 12th century.
As neat halves of Charlemange's empire eventually formed, France in the West and Germany in the East, the stage for the greatest battles of modern war in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries would be set along the seam, from Nieuwpoort (1600) to Ramillies (1706), Waterloo (1815), Verdun (1916), and the Bulge (1944).
www.friesian.com /francia.htm   (14323 words)

 The Anatomy of the German Empire 1648-1918
From the middle ages onwards, the Holy Roman Empire (HRE) was divided into about 300 entities each with practically sovereign rights, which were represented in the imperial parliament (Reichstag), and some 1500 minor lordships that had no other sovereign than the emperor.
The German Confederation consists of 35 soverein territories and 4 free cities.
France cedes Alsace and Lorraine to the newly-founded German Empire in 1871.
www.progenealogists.com /germany/articles/ganatomy.htm   (1165 words)

 Germany, the German Confederation
The "German Confederation" established by the Congress (which makes it sound like the successor of Napoleon's "Confederation of the Rhine"), with exactly the same boundaries as the Empire of 1648, had even less power than the state that, according to Voltaire, was neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
Bohemia was acquired and created a Kingdom by the German Emperors, perhaps with the sense that it was still in some sense external to East Francia; and the Margrave of Brandenburg became the King of Prussia, far outside the Empire.
Having gone along with the French Empire, Württemberg then went along with the German Empire in 1871, and the Kings survived until all the princely states were abolished in 1918.
www.friesian.com /deutsch.htm   (3730 words)

 boys clothing: European royalty--Germany
The creartion of Germany began with the accesion of William I to the throne of Prussia in 1861.
The powerful German dynasties of the middle ages never succeeded in establishing a German nation-state because they were bound by the legacy of the traditions of the Holy Roman Empire.
It consumed the Habsburg empire, and the effects of nationalism are s till witnessed in the tragic events causing instability in the Balkans.
histclo.com /royal/ger/royal-ger.htm   (3080 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Documents of German Unification, 1848-1871
In these states German life has its positive and negative poles--in the former, all the interests which are national and reformative, in the latter, all that are dynastic and destructive.
We assume the imperial title, conscious of the duty of protecting, with German loyalty, the rights of the Empire and of its members, of keeping the peace, and of protecting the independence of Germany, which depends in its turn upon the united strength of the people.
We assume the title in the hope that the German people will be granted the ability to enjoy the reward of its ardent and self-sacrificing wars in lasting peace, within boundaries which afford the fatherland a security against renewed French aggression which has been lost for centuries.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/germanunification.html   (741 words)

 German Genealogy: Habsburg Empire
Researchers of ancestors who lived in the Empire may also wish to visit our regional page for the state of Austria which at its capital Vienna maintains an enormous number of the Empire's records.
Over the next century, there were additions to the Empire, as for example when in 1846 when the city of Cracow participated in the Polish Revolution and the Empire took the opportunity to annex the city and surrounding area to Galicia.
In 1878, the Empire was given the right to occupy the duchies of Bosnia and Hercegovina, even though they were nominally still under the control of the Ottoman Empire.
www.genealogienetz.de /reg/AUT/aut-hun.html   (1999 words)

 German History
Ruled by the Habsburgs, whose power was concentrated in Austria, the Empire was a collection of several hundred independent states.
The Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 to prevent East Germans from fleeing west.
These are wonderful historic texts featuring German history starting from German origins and Martin Luther, through Bismarck and Economic Miracle, and to re-unification and Gerhard Schroeder.
www.germanculture.com.ua /library/links/history.htm   (559 words)

 eBay - german empire, Europe, Coins World items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
XXRARE German Empire Silver Coin 50 Pfennig 1876 C
GERMAN Medal 1871 - The BIRTH of the EMPIRE - # 8551
German Empire 1913 - Gold - 20 Mark Wilhelm II
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 NationMaster.com - Detailed Nation Profile: Germany
With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR).
The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact.
The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990.
www.nationmaster.com /country/gm   (588 words)

 James Connolly: German or British Empire? (1916)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Every Socialist anxiously awaits and prays for that full development of the capitalist system which can alone make Socialism possible, but can only come into being by virtue of the efforts of the capitalists inspired by selfish reasons.
The German Empire is a homogeneous Empire of self-governing peoples; the British Empire is a heterogeneous collection in which a very small number of self-governing communities connive at the subjugation, by force, of a vast number of despotically ruled subject populations.
We do not wish to be ruled by either empire, but we certainly believe that the first named contains in germ more of the possibilities of freedom and civilisation than the latter.
www.marxists.org /archive/connolly/1916/03/germbrit.htm   (189 words)

 Atlas des Deutschen Reichs
The atlas helps in tracing the roots of families with origins in any part of the German empire from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century.
Besides Germany, the maps of this atlas also cover the bordering portions of present-day Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, and Switzerland.
A special feature is the marking of the locations of churches on all of the maps as well as one special map with an accompanying table giving statistics on the religious denominations found throughout the German empire down to the Regierungsbezirk and Kreis governmental units.
www.library.wisc.edu /etext/ravenstein   (691 words)

 German-Prussian Genealogy Bridge to Information on German and Prussian Genealogy
If you know of a site that is not listed here and feel it might be helpful for someone doing research in German-Prussian genealogy, please e-mail us and we will consider adding it!
German Emigration to America, Passenger Lists, Hamburg 1850-1934, Nara Genealogical information, Private memories and diaries; Why families wished to leave Prussia and emigrate.
German Villages in the Volga Valley of Russia
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Haven/1538/germanpg.html   (411 words)

 History of the World - Austro-German Hapsburg Empire
Charles V divides Hapsburg Empire between Austria and Spain
Hungarian and Bohemian crowns unite with Austrian Hapsburgs
Empire re-organized by Napoleon - end of Holy Roman Empire
www.lukemastin.com /history/hapsburg_empire.html   (177 words)

 News: Zoo Empire v1.22 German Patch - GamersHell.com
The patch v1.22 for the German version of Zoo Empire has been released (thanks: 3DGamers).
The update "further refines the hunger algorithm so that animals will no longer die of hunger so long as there is food in the exhibit".
Be sure to check out the demo if you haven't done so yet.
www.gamershell.com /news/28309.html   (197 words)

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