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  Germany History
In the 17th century the Thirty Year’s War devastated Germany, and the religious tensions continued, and the conflict was widened into a European War by the intervention of King Christian IV of Denmark, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and France under Cardinal Richelieu, the regent of the young Louis XIV.
Germany became the main theatre of war and the scene of the final conflict between France and the Habsburgs for the predominance of Europe.
Furthermore, Germany and its allies were to accept the sole responsibility of the war, and were to pay financial reparations for all loss and damage suffered by the Allies.
www.justgermany.org /germany/germany-history.asp   (1441 words)

  
 German Archive - Your Reference for politics, economy, culture and history of Germany
The Historikerstreit (historians' quarrel) was an intellectual and political controversy in West Germany about the way the Holocaust should be interpreted in history.
Following Germany's defeat in World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, Germany was split, representing the focus of the two global blocs in the east and west.
The aim is to present a reference of politics, economy, culture and history of Germany.
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  History of Germany
Germany's so-called particularism, that is, the existence within it of many states of various sizes and kinds, such as principalities, electorates, ecclesiastical territories, and free cities, became characteristic by the early Middle Ages and persisted until 1871, when the country was finally united.
The Magyars' westward expansion was halted by Otto in 955 at the Battle of Lechfeld in southern Germany.
All of Germany was under the nominal control of the emperor, but because his power was so weak or uncertain, local authorities had to maintain order--yet another indication of Germany's political fragmentation.
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  History of Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The article concludes with the history of the post-war Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the history of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) from 1945 to 1990.
Germany was to cede Alsace-Lorraine, Eupen-Malmédy, North Schleswig, and the Memel area.
Germany and its allies were to accept the sole responsibility of the war, and were to pay financial reparations for all loss and damage suffered by the Allies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Germany   (7771 words)

  
 History - Germany
Germany was a geographical description of many independent and sovereign states including some kingdoms, dukedoms, shires and republics, one of the larger ones was the Kingdom of Wurttemberg.
Germany, prior to World War II, was a central European nation composed of numerous states which had a common language and traditions and which had been united in one country since 1871.
The formal establishment of the Grand Lodge of the Germany Empire was on December 28, 1872, with the institution in Frankfurt.
www.ioof.org /history_-_germany.htm   (2416 words)

  
 History of Germany and its German Heritage
Some of the rulers seemed little concerned about Germany, dividing their time between Sicily and the Crusades, and Frederick II, one of the ablest of medieval rulers, was not in Germany for fifteen consecutive years.
The Rise of the Hapsburgs and its Heritage in Germany: The period between the death of Conrad IV in 1254 and the election of Rudolph of Hapsburg in 1273 is known as the Great Interregnum.
Germany by this treaty was divided into over two hundred independent states, which owed only a nominal support to the emperor and became in fact simply petty monarchies.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-germany.html   (3822 words)

  
 Germany and German History :: Soccerphile
At the Congress of Vienna Germany is reconstituted into a confederation of 35 states with its Reichstag in Frankfurt.
Germany begins a period of rapid industrialization and militarization and acquires overseas colonies in both Africa and Asia.
Germany was part of the first wave of countries to adopt the euro in 2002.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/wc2006/culture/history.html   (1677 words)

  
 History of Germany
From their first appearance in the history of the world the Germans represented the principle of unchecked individualism, as opposed to the Roman principle of an all-embracing authority.
The work of uniting Germany was not begun by a tribe living in the interior but by one on the outskirts of the country.
The Government of Germany asked the Allies to maintain a military presence in Berlin until the complete withdrawal of the Western Group of Forces (ex-Soviet) from the territory of the former G.D.R. The Russian withdrawal was completed August 31, 1994.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/germany.html   (3649 words)

  
 Germany Travel Guide - A brief history of Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The post Napoleonic Germany was dominated by Austria and Prussia the latter of which extenuated its influence on the region with victory in the Austro-Prussian war (1866) extinguishing Austrian influence on Germany.
The financial struggle that followed the First World War in Germany was one of the contributing factors that led to the rise of Hitler as the leader of a New German Empire in the 1930’s.
Following Germany’s defeat in the Second World War the country was divided into British, French, US and Soviet occupation which led to the formation of two separate states; The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and The German Federal Republic (West Germany).
gotraveltogermany.com /germany-history.html   (431 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Germany
Of all the countries in Europe, Germany is one of the richest in Jewish history and tradition.
While the country is probably most famous, or infamous, in Jewish history for being the epicenter of the Nazis' "Final Solution," even the Holocaust was unable to bring to an end the 1600 years of continuous habitation and cultural flourishing in Germany.
In general, the Jews migrated within Germany in the Middle Ages from the towns on the Rhine in the south to the east and the north.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/germany.html   (3905 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: History of Germany since 1945
Following Germany's defeat in World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, Germany was split, representing the focus of the two global blocs in the east and west.
Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933and#8211;1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator.
The history of the German language as separate from common West Germanic begins in the Early Middle Ages with the High German consonant shift.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Germany-since-1945   (901 words)

  
 German history, Germany history, Germany's history, German ancestors, German historic culture
Germany's history originates some twenty five hundred years ago by tribes of people living along the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Germany, known as the Holy Roman Empire, waned in power, but this decline made for the rise of other states such as Austria and Prussia.
Following World War II, Germany was split in half serving as a boundary between the east with the Soviets and communism, and the west with the Allies and democracy.
www.destination360.com /europe/germany/history.php   (819 words)

  
 Germany
Germany had to have continuous military force because of the unwillingness of Germans to accept Roman rule and become a province of the Roman Empire.
Germany was in essence an imperial province with constant military rule.
By AD 457 Germany was occupied by a number of groups with both Roman and Frankish authority trying to prevail amongst all the strife.
www.usd.edu /~clehmann/pir/germany.htm   (1447 words)

  
 History of Germany
After Germany's unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945, the United States, the United Kingdom, the U.S.S.R. and, later, France occupied the country and assumed responsibility for its administration.
Though anxious to relieve serious hardships for divided families and to reduce friction, the F.R.G. under Brandt was intent on holding to its concept of "two German states in one German nation." Relations improved, however, and in September 1973, the F.R.G. and the G.D.R. were admitted to the United Nations.
European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, United Kingdom, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945.
infotut.com /geography/Germany   (4214 words)

  
 History of GERMANY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is the tradition in Germany, an alliance of powerful duchies, for the king of the Germans to be elected from among the local rulers (though the practice of power ensures that the choice usually remains within a dynasty).
The lack of authority of the German kings within Germany is compounded by the demands on their attentions elsewhere.
For much of his reign Frederick II succeeds in controlling Germany, Italy and his favourite domain of Sicily, as well as going on crusade and becoming king of Jerusalem.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=2785&HistoryID=ac62   (1938 words)

  
 Germany facts, Germany travel videos, flags, photos - National Geographic
The economy in eastern Germany remains weak—the population is declining as young people go west for jobs.
A bright spot in the east is Berlin as the construction boom continues in Germany's capital and largest city; tourists come to see the innovative architecture, including the Reichstag building with its new glass dome.
A founding member of the European Union, Germany stands to gain from increased trade with the 2004 addition of the Czech Republic, Poland, and others to EU membership.
www3.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_germany.html   (667 words)

  
 History of GERMANY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The region becomes associated with the name Germany in the 1st century BC, when the conquest of Gaul makes the Romans aware for the first time that there is an ethnic and linguistic distinction between the Celts (or Gauls) and their aggressive neighbours, the Germans.
The Celts themselves, in earlier centuries, have moved westwards from Germany, crossing the Rhine into France and pushing ahead of them the previous neolithic inhabitants of these regions.
And Germany, with the Netherlands, does so because here the tribes are relatively unaffected by Roman influence - secure in a region which Tacitus describes as 'covered either by bristling forests or by foul swamps'.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac62   (577 words)

  
 Germany Travel Guide - Travel to Germany
From the high Alps in the South, the Bavarian plain, and the flowing hills of central Germany to the coast of the North and Baltic Sea: it all looks like a miniature train landscape packed with the nicest of old towns, medieval houses, gothic churches and small villages.
Germany's cities have endless pleasant surprises in store for those who enjoy good food and drink.
In the western part cities still have some french influence, discover Bonn, Düsseldorf, Cologne- the heart of the Rhineland, Trier, the oldest city of Germany and a former capital of the Roman Empire or Aachen with its impressive cathedral and history back to Charlemagne.
www.justgermany.org   (390 words)

  
 Germany: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Germany's major rivers are the Danube, the Elbe, the Oder, the Weser, and the Rhine.
Adolf Hitler, an Austrian war veteran and a fanatical nationalist, fanned discontent by promising a Greater Germany, abrogation of the Treaty of Versailles, restoration of Germany's lost colonies, and the destruction of the Jews, whom he scapegoated as the reason for Germany's downfall and depressed economy.
Germany at the crossroads: on the efficiency of the German economy.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107568.html   (2649 words)

  
 The History Box |Germany Pre-1900
There were less than 500,000 foreigners residing in Germany at the end of the century; nearly half of them were citizens of Austria-Hungary.
Thus, in the larger part of Eastern Germany (the country east of the rivers Elbe and Saale), the German-speaking population is, as far as the race is concerned, largely of Slavic, or, in some cases, Baltic origin.
Germany has always sent out a considerable number of people willing to seek their fortune beyond the seas.
thehistorybox.com /ny_city/nycity_immi_Germany_article00224.htm   (1127 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of Germany : the Colonial Empire, 1884-1918
In 1897 Germany leased the KIAUCHOW territory from China; Germany enjoyed a number of economic privileges in the Shandong province.
Germany pursued on a policy of massive fleet expansion.
Germany's colonial administration overall was deficitary, the expenses outnumbering the revenue.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/germany/kaiscol.html   (662 words)

  
 History - Hitler's Germany Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Germany’s armed forces were reduced, her empire was broken up and Germans were made to accept ‘War Guilt’.
Germany invaded Poland and Britain and France declared war on Germany.
This is the turning point in the war, and from now on Germany would fight a defensive war as Stalin’s Soviet Red Army advance towards the heart of the Reich.
pages.zdnet.com /stanleytech/humanities/history/hitler_timeline.htm   (1414 words)

  
 German History - World War I & II - Adolf Hitler's Third Reich - Fall of the Berlin Wall
Germany's struggle for a unified identity has a long history marked by numerous politically and religiously motivated wars.
The result was a Germany ruled by civil unrest and a desire for revenge.
Its renovation beagn after Germany's reunion and the building is topped by a marvellous dome of glass.
www.about-germany.org /culture/history.php   (520 words)

  
 Das Deutschland-Portal > The History of Germany
The Foundation for the Reconciliation of the SED (Social Unity Party of Germany) Dictatorship, formed in 1998, is the central research point for the...
Experience German history: in the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany (Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)...
The revolt of June 17, 1953 in East Germany was one of the key events on the road to German reunification.
www.deutschland.de /rubrik.php?lang=2&category1=151&category2=207&page_view_start=0&page_view=-1   (425 words)

  
 The East Prussian Genealogy Website - History of Germany by John Holwell
The dukes of the other four duchies, Bavaria, Franconia (central Germany, northern modern day state of Bavaria), Saxony, and Swabia who initially elected the duke of Franconia king of Germany as Conrad I. In 919, however, they turned their allegiance to Saxony who they believed to be better able to defend them against the Magyars.
To settle the crisis in Germany, several concessions were granted to the individual states and representatives were elected to the newly formed Frankfurt Parliament to unite the region.
Germany was organized on a federal basis, with certain powers reserved to the states.
www.paetzel.info /histgerm.htm   (4885 words)

  
 Royalty.nu - The History of Germany - German Royalty
A Concise History of Germany by Mary Fulbook.
Princes and Territories in Medieval Germany by Benjamin Arnold.
History of Friedrich II of Prussia by Thomas Carlyle.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Germany.html   (1451 words)

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