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 Prussia - Simple English Wikipedia
Ducal Prussia was part of the Kingdom of Poland until 1660, and Royal Prussia was part of Poland until 1772.
In 1618 the new Duke of Prussia was the Elector John Sigismund of Brandenburg.
The Duchy of Prussia was important to the Hohenzollern family because it was not in the Holy Roman Empire.
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 MSN Encarta - Prussia
At the height of its expansion, in the late 19th century, Prussia extended along the coasts of the Baltic and North seas, from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Luxembourg on the west to the Russian Empire on the east, to Austria-Hungary on the east, southeast, and south, and to Switzerland on the south.
Modern Prussia was successively, with geographical modifications, an independent kingdom (1701-1871); the largest constituent kingdom of the German Empire (1871-1918); a constituent state, or land, of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933); and an administrative division, comprising 13 provinces, of the centralized German Third Reich (1934-1945).
In 997 the Bohemian bishop and saint Adalbert was martyred as a missionary in Prussia.
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 Info and facts on 'Kingdom of Prussia'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire (additional info and facts about German Empire), comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire.
The Hohenzollerns (A German noble family that ruled Brandenburg and Prussia) of Brandenburg (The territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701) had held the reversion to the Duchy of Pomerania since 1472.
The Kingdom of Prussia had resigned from the Holy Roman Empire (The lands ruled by Charlemagne; a continuation of the Roman Empire in Europe) in 1795.
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 Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From the late 18th century the expanded Prussia dominated North Germany politically, economically and in terms of population size, and was the core of the unified North German Confederation formed in 1867, renamed German Empire in 1871.
Prussia greatly expanded its territories to the east during the Partitions of Poland between 1772 and 1795.
Prussia's democratic constitution was suspended in 1932 as a result of a coup by Germany's conservative Chancellor Franz von Papen, marking the effective end of German democracy.
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 Encyclopedia: Kingdom of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prussia began its existence as a small territory in what is now northern Poland and the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia.
In 1701 Brandenburg-Prussia became the Kingdom of Prussia under Frederick I, with the permission of the Holy Roman Emperor and Polish King.
Prussia emerged from the Napoléonic Wars as the dominant power in Germany, overshadowing her long-time rival Austria, which had given up the German Imperial Crown in 1806.
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Still others choose to emphasize Prussia's role in the Enlightenment, when it was a home to artists and intellectuals; how the term "Prussia" is used today therefore depends much on context.
Riga's archbishop was the brother of duke Albrecht of Prussia.
With the exception of Prussia, all of Brandenburg's lands were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, by this time under the all but hereditary nominal rule of the House of Habsburg.
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 Kingdom of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of theEmpire.
The Kingdom of Prussia at this time was not part of the Holy RomanEmpire, from which it had resigned in 1795.
Königsberg was the coronationcity of the Prussian kings, and the Kingdom of Prussia may be held only to have existed in the Hohenzollern lands outside of theEmpire.
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 Prussia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1618 the duchy of Prussia passed through inheritance to the elector of Brandenburg, and in 1660, by the treaty of Oliva, full independence from Polish suzerainty was confirmed to Frederick William, the Great Elector.
Prussia was fortunate to possess, at this low ebb in its history, such able and energetic reformers as Karl vom und zum Stein, Karl August von Hardenberg, and Wilhelm von Humboldt.
Prussia was forced to send auxiliary troops for Napoleon’s 1812 campaign in Russia, but late in the year Yorck von Wartenburg concluded a separate truce with Russia, and in 1813 Prussia joined the coalition against France.
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The ruler of Brandenburg and Prussia became the son-in-law of the leader of the Calvinistic party, the Elector Palatinate, and his daughter married Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.
For a considerable length of time Napoleon tempted Prussia by holding out the hope of this acquisition, and in 1806 by the plan of a North German Confederation of which Prussia was to be the leader, Frederick William II even sought to gain territory in southern Germany.
The ability of Prussia to accomplish the difficult task of defeating the attacks of Austria was probably due to the expert knowledge and clearness of the chief representative of its economic policy, Rudolf von Delbrück, and to the fact that Hanover joined the Zollverein in Sept., 1851.
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 Kingdom of Prussia 1701-1918 (Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Principality of East Frisia (Fürstentum Ostfriesland, to Prussia 1744-1815)
When in 1660, the Duchy of Prussia became independent of Poland the way was opened to union with Brandenburg and thereby also the foundation of the Prussian state.
In 1701, Prussia became a kingdom and from then till 1871, it was in a continuous stage of expansion until it came to be by far the largest German state, almost as large as all the others together.
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 Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By the middle of the 14th century, the majority of the inhabitants of Prussia were German-speaking, though the Old Prussian language did not die out until the 17th century; by the 17th century the indigenous population was thoroughly assimilated.
In 1850 Austria challenged this union, and Prussia was obliged to abandon its ambitions by the Punctation of Olmütz (Nov. 29, 1850).
Northern East Prussia was annexed by the Soviet Union; the rest of the Land east of the Oder-Neisse line was transferred to Poland; and the remainder was divided between the Soviet, British, and French zones of occupation.
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Prussia remained the dominant military power of Germany until the end of World War I. Thereafter it was largely an administrative unit of Germany.
The union of Brandenburg, with its capital at Berlin, and East Prussia laid the foundation of the Kingdom of Prussia.
Prussia absorbed the state of Waldeck in 1929 and in 1937 was given the state of Lubeck and portions of the states of Hamburg and Oldenburg.
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 Prussia - VickyWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Kingdom of Prussia in the 1830s was a state with a mission.
Prussia has a good many obstacles to overcome in the years ahead, but should it successfully meet those challenges, it has a very good chance of finishing the game a victor.
Prussia is a good country to play for someone who is still learning the ropes of Victoria, although not the ideal first choice if you haven't played Victoria before due to its complexity relative to some other recommended "trainer" countries such as Belgium, Sweden or Brazil.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ducal Prussia
Ducal Prussia was between (1525–1657) a fief of Poland, created as a result of war (1520–1525) between Poland and the Teutonic Order.
Royal Prussia was held by the king of Poland, who also was the feudal lord of Ducal Prussia.
Thus Ducal Prussia lost its status as a Polish fief and became a part of Brandenburg-Prussia, but not part of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation.
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 Kingdom of Prussia at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
3.1 Population of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1890
Population of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1890
Population of Prussia and its Provinces in 1890
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 Prussia in History and Prussian Historic Events in the Arkansas Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Arkansas Arkansas History ...
Prussia imported military nomenclature from the east, such as the 'Ulan' lancers, named after the Mongol royal clan, and the 'Hussar' cavalry.
Prussia fell victim to popular myths that surrounded her, the prussian story was obscured as she was scapegoated for the war.
The major Part of north-east Prussia with the port Königsberg went to Russia becoming an enclave and colony on the Baltic coast -regardless of the fact that the territories were not even connecting- out of fear that Prussia might be too much of a temptation to Germany.
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 Duchy of Prussia 1525-1701 (Germany)
On 10 April 1525 the Polish King Zygmunt Stary (Sigismund the Older) gave Ducal Prussia a flag and a coat of arms: a fl eagle with a crown on its neck and the letter S (Sigismund) on its breast.
Royal Prussia: 1466 polish king Kazimierz Jagiellonczyk (Casimir Jagiellonian) gave this coat of arms and flag to Royal Prussia — new province of Poland (authonomic province to 1569).
This crest was the symbol of the unity of Royal Prussia and the Kingdom of Poland.
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 Prussia --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The electors of Brandenburg (who from 1701 were the kings of Prussia) considered a rigidly centralized government a means of ensuring stability and furthering dynastic objectives.
Prussia at that time was a country of minor significance.
He was given the usual military training of a prince of Prussia and at the age of 18 took part in the final...
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 FAQ: Prussia (Preußssen)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The concept of Kreis was different in pre-1806 Prussia and referred to the districts of the noble families ("Die Adeligen Kreise of the Rittergutsbesitzer") as well as the Immediatstädte and royal Domainen-Ämter.
The original (East and West) Prussia was cleansed of its ethnic German population and given to Poland and Russia The Western powers were silent on the ethnic cleansing of original Prussia and Eastern Germany resulting in 12 millions of German refugees and expellees.
Kingdom of Sachsen, Thüringen The coal miners were organized in Knappschaften for health and accidance insurance, pensions etc. (Prussian Bergbaugesetz of 1854, 1865 and 1892).
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 Deutsche Landeswappen - German Civic Heraldry-PREUSSEN
Prussia was an area in present Poland, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire but owned and ruled by the Teutonic Order.
The Kingdom of Prussia was founded in 1701 when Prince Friedrich III of Brandenburg declared himself King Friedrich I of Prussia.
Prussia became an important and powerful state within the German Empire and existed officially until 1945.
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The Archbishop of Gnesen retained jurisdiction only over that part of the kingdom that fell to the share of Prussia, and the Diocese of Posen was also reduced in extent.
At the reorganization of ecclesiastical affairs in Prussia in 1821, the Russian-Polish part of the Diocese of Posen was cut off; the see was raised to an archbishopric, and joined to Gnesen under one prelate.
Forbidden to stay in Prussia, he went to Rome, and was raised to the cardinalate by Pius IX in March, 1876.
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 Ducal Prussia and the Kingdom of Prussia, to 1786. (from Prussia) --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Teutonic Order's last grand master in Prussia, Albert of Hohenzollern, became a Lutheran and, in 1525, secularized his fief, which he transformed into a duchy for himself.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political union of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
In 1983, when Kingdom was at the University of Pittsburgh, he won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Track and Field Outdoor Championship's 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 13.54 seconds.
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 East Prussia
East Prussia was a province of Kingdom of Prussia, situated on the teritory of former Ducal Prussia.
It was created as a result of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I, when parts of the old Polish province of Royal Prussia returned to Poland after 150 years of Partition.
East Prussia was located along the south-east corner of the Baltic Sea.
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 East Prussia
The territory of East Prussia was sparsely populated and colonized by the Germans and Poles (the southern parts).
East Prussia was in turn extended by the eastern districts (shown in green and in cyan) of the former Province of West Prussia which remained German after 1920.
The capital city of Königsberg was renamed Kaliningrad and became the capital of the Russian enclave.
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 Subnational Flags 1919-1935 (Prussia, Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It shall be noted that the combination of the colours of Western Prussia with the one of Posen appeared before the adoption of the coat of arms of the Grenzmark where the inescutcheon on the eagle displayed this combination.
It also says that the coat-of-arms of the Grenzmark Posen-Westpreussen (Posen-West Prussia Frontier Province) as it appears on FOTW was adopted in 1929.
Like Posen-West Prussia 1920-1935, but with coat of arms, consisting of a silver field with a fl Prussian eagle, emerging from the neck is a silver arm with armor grasping a silver sword.
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 Westpreußen / West Prussia
The concept of Kreis was different in pre-1806 Prussia and referred to the districts of the noble families ("Die Adeligen Kreise") as well as the Immediatstädte and royal Domainen-Ämter.
All monarchies in Germany were abolished in 1918 and Prussia was declared defunct in 1945 by the Allied victors.
The original (East and West) Prussia was cleansed of its ethnic German population and given to Poland and Russia.
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 Ancestors of Anton Gbur
Baptized at Hungerwerder, Kreis Wirsitz, Posen, Kingdom of Prussia on 5 November 1852.
1819 in West Prussia; died August 30, 1868 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia; married (1) Honorata Rosalia Tomasz August 04, 1850 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia; born Abt.
1826 in West Prussia; died July 27, 1866 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia; married (2) Marianna Szukaj March 03, 1867 in Pottlitz, Kreis Flatow, West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia.
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 FAQ: Ostpreussen (East Prussia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1905 a third district of Allenstein was established from the southern parts of the districts of Königsberg and Gumbinnen comprising the Kreise of Allenstein (Stadt and Land), Johannisburg, Lötzen, Lyck, Neidenburg, Ortelsburg, Osterode, Rössel, and Sensburg.
The concept of Kreis was different in pre-1808 Prussia and referred to the districts of the noble families ("Die Adeligen Kreise") as well as the Immediatstädte and royal Domainen-Ämter.
A21: The Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz (GStAPK) in Berlin-Dahlem is the central archives of Prussia.
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