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  East Prussia - LoveToKnow 1911
EAST PRUSSIA (Ost-Preussen), the easternmost province of the kingdom of Prussia, bounded on the N. by the Baltic, on the E. and S.W. by Russia and Russian Poland, and on the W. by the Prussian province of West Prussia.
East Prussia is the headquarters of the horse-breeding of the country, and contains the principal government stud of Trakehnen; numerous cattle are also fattened on the rich pastures of the rivervalleys.
The extensive woods in the south part of the province harbour a few wolves and lynxes, and the elk is still preserved in the forest of Ibenhorst, near the Kurisches Haff.
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 East Prussia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
East Prussia was located along the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, where it enclosed the bulk of the ancestral lands of the now-extinct Old Prussians.
In 1875 the ethnic make-up of East Prussia was 73.48% German-speaking, 18.39% Polish-speaking, and 8.11% Lithuanian-speaking (according to Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego).
During the interwar period, East Prussia was an exclave of Germany, created as a result of the Treaty of Versailles when most of West Prussia and the former Prussian Province of Posen were ceded to Poland to create the Polish Corridor and the Free City of Danzig.
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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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 AllRefer.com - Prussia, Germany (German Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Before 1919 it consisted of 13 provinces: Berlin, Brandenburg, East Prussia (separated after 1919 from the rest of Prussia by the Polish Corridor), Hanover, Hesse-Nassau (see Hesse), Hohenzollern (a Prussian enclave between WUrttemberg and Baden in SW Germany), Pomerania, Rhine Province, Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Upper Silesia and Lower Silesia, and Westphalia.
The region that was Prussia is made up mainly of low-lying land, drained by several rivers, notably the Rhine; the Weser; the Oder; and the Elbe, which divided the state into roughly equal eastern and western parts.
The USSR annexed the northern part of East Prussia; Poland acquired the rest of East Prussia, as well as all Prussian territory E of the Oder and Neisse rivers.
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 Encyclopedia: East Prussia
East Prussia (German: Ostpreußen; Lithuanian: Rytų PrÅ«sija; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Russian: Восточная Пруссия — Vostochnaya Prussiya; Dutch: Oost-Pruisen; Spanish: Prusia Oriental;) was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and of the German Empire, situated on the territory of former Ducal Prussia.
The Province of Posen (German: Provinz Posen, Polish: Prowincja Poznańska) was a province of Prussia (1846- 1918).
The remaining German population of East Prussia was brutally oppressed and expelled by the Communist regimes.
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 PGSA - East Prussia
A specialty of the province is amber, which is gathered on the sea shore, or in the sea, where it floats in chunks on the surface, or is brought up from the bottom of the bay by boats built specifically for that purpose.
The province has a lot of foundries and machinery factories, even in the smaller localities, and the agricultural machinery, gear, etc. they produce go almost exclusively to satisfy the province's needs and are not in demand in foreign markets.
The greatest defeat for the Polish population of Ducal Prussia was the division of Poland, by which Frederick II regained all the territories formerly ceded in the Peace of Torun [1466], except for the bishopric of Warmia, and Gdansk and Torun; he acquired those two cities in the second division.
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 Province of Saxony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Province of Saxony (German: Provinz Sachsen) was a Prussian province from 1816 until 1947.
Some parts of the Province of Saxony now belong to the Free State of Thuringia.
The Province of Saxony was one of the richest regions of Prussia with highly developed agriculture and industry.
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 Royal Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Royal Prussia (Polish: Prusy Królewskie, German: Königliches Preussen) was a Polish province formed from the western part of the Lands of the Teutonic Order following the Thirteen Years War or "War of the Cities".
The eastern part of Prussia remained under the rule of the Order and its successors, until 1660 under Polish suzerainty as a Polish fief, becoming the Duchy of Prussia in 1525 when the Order's Grand Master Albert of Brandenburg adopted Lutheranism and secularised his land as its hereditary ruler.
In 1618 the Duchy of Prussia was inherited by Johann Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg.
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 Glossary of Places: Pr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
After World War I Prussia was split: the Western and Central portions remained with Germany, while Eastern Prussia was seperated from the mainland by the 'Polish corridor'.
East Prussia: A province of Prussia on the Baltic Sea.
Eastern Prussia was split from the German main land in 1919 by the 'Polish corridor' and Danzig was made a 'free city'.
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 A Brief History of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Prussia was divided into Royal Prussia in the west and Ducal Prussia in the east.
Prussia's power grew and in 1772, under King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great), consisted of the provinces of Brandenburg, Pomerania, Danzig, West Prussia and East Prussia (modern day East Germany, northern Poland, and a small portion of the Soviet Union).
This caused the province of East Prussia to be separated from the rest of Germany.
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 Province of Prussia Definition / Province of Prussia Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Province of Prussia was a province of PolandThe Republic of Poland, a country in Central Europe, lies between Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and Russia (in the form of the Kaliningrad Oblast exclave) to the north.
During the Reformation endemic religious upheavals and wars occurred, and in 1525, the last Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, Albert of Brandenburg, a member of a cadet branch of the house of HohenzollernThe Hohenzollerns are a European royal family which came to rule Brandenburg, in 1415.
Lying in the east of the country, in its current form it is one of the new states created in 1990 upon the reunification of the former West Germany and East Germany.
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 Northeast Prussia
In Königsberg, Elector Frederick III of Brandenburg is crowned as Frederick I, King in Prussia, against objections of the Pope.
East Prussia and West Prussia are combined as the Province of Prussia.
Treaty of Versailles: East Prussia is separated from the empire by the “Polish Corridor”.
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 Prussia -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
However, under his rule and that of his successor, Frederick William III (1797-1840), Prussia underwent a period of eclipse as a result of the French Revolutionary Wars and the wars of Napoleon I.
Finally, in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), the North German Confederation overwhelmed France, and in 1871 William I of Prussia was proclaimed emperor of Germany.
King of Prussia Chamber of Commerce at Valley Forge Announces Annual Excellence Awards Recipients to be Honored at Banquet on April 28, 2004.
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After the medal rule the western Prussia country was starting from 1454/1466 to 1772 a staendestaat under the sovereignty of the crown Poland, in which the large cities Thorn, Elbing and Danzig took the position of city republics.
With education of the modern provinces 1815 became Danzig seat of the upper president and thus capital of West Prussia.
The dissolution of the province Prussia occurred 1878.
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 PGSA - West Prussia
West Prussia, formerly Royal Prussia, part of Pomerania, currently one of 12 provinces of the Kingdom of Prussia, has already been partially discussed in the articles on Gdansk and Kwidzyn, and from an ecclesiastical viewpoint in the article on Chelmno.
West Prussia's is a sea climate and therefore damp, variable, and harsh.
Population: According to official statistics in 1867 West Prussia had 1,282,842 inhabitants; 1,343,057 in 1875; 1,405,898 in 1880; 1,408,229 in 1885; so in those last five years the population grew by only 2, 331, or 0.15%, while in the Kingdom of Prussia as a whole it grew by 3.79%.
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Waldeck, on the south and southwest by Hesse-Nassau, on the west by the province of the Rhine and the Netherlands.
It is the tenth in size and the third in population of the Prussian provinces, having an area of 7804 square miles, and 4,125,096 inhabitants.
In the earliest era the province was inhabited by the
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 West Prussia
West Prussia was a province of Kingdom of Prussia.
Created from lands lost by Poland during it's First Partition, it included the former polish province Royal Prussia, except for Warmia, which was included into East Prussia.
Most of West Prussia returned to Poland in 1919, and the rest in 1945.
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 West Prussia
In 1657 Poland lost the northwestern fragments of Royal Prussia which were taken by Brandenburg (marked in blue on the map) and later bacame part of Pomerania.
The province of Royal Prussia was mostly inhabited by Catholics of Polish (or Cashubian) ethnicity and a significant German (partially Lutheran) minority, which was predominant particularly in the cities, as Gdansk (German: Danzig) and Torun (Thorn).
The areas of the former West Prussia east from the Vistula River (shown in green and pink) also remained German and were incorporated into East Prussia.
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 East Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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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 Prussian Mennonite Genealogical Resources
Mennonites in Prussia, 1786-1806, compiled by Adalbert Goertz.
1810 Mennonite Census of the Schwetz Region of West Prussia, transcribed and translated by Esther Patkau and Glenn Penner.
Mennonites in the Gumbinnen District, East Prussia, compiled by Adalbert Goertz, (31K).
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Province of Prussia () was a province of the Kingdom of Prussia since 1824 in a personal union and from 1829 to 1878 in a Realunion.
Between these years East Prussia and West Prussia were joined into a single province, after which they were again reestablished as two separate provinces.
It is usually referred to with its full name order to distinguish it from the entire Kingdom of Prussia.
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 West Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In 1657 Poland lost the northwestern fragments of Royal Prussia which were taken by Brandenburg (marked in blue on the map) and later bacame part of Pomerania.
The province of Royal Prussia was mostly inhabited by Catholics of Polish (or Cashubian) ethnicity and a significant German (partially Lutheran) minority, which was predominant particularly in the cities, as Gdansk (German: Danzig) and Torun (Thorn).
The areas of the former West Prussia east from the Vistula River (shown in green and pink) also remained German and were incorporated into East Prussia.
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 The Province of Posen (Poznan)
After 1815 this term was no longer used and the province was refered to with the name of its capital town, i.e.
Together with the western districts of the former West Prussia, those areas were included in a new province called Grenzmark Posen-Westpreussen which existed until 1938 (then dissolved into the neighboring Prussian provinces).
Political and administrative status of the territory of the Province (incl.
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 West Prussia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Westpreussen, former province of Prussia, 9,867 sq mi (25,556 sq km), NE Germany, extending S from the Baltic Sea, between Pomerania on the west and East Prussia on the east.
The province also included, prior to World War I, the western portion of originally East Prussian territory, including the cities of Elbing, Marienburg, and Marienwerder.
The remainder of West Prussia was divided between the Prussian province of Grenzmark Posen-West Prussia and the district of West Prussia, incorporated with the province of East Prussia.
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 East Prussia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
East Prussia, as the original Prussia came to be called, from 1701 to 1945 shared the history of Prussia.
East Prussia bordered on Poland and Lithuania in the south and east and stretched to Memel and the Baltic Sea in the north and northeast.
At the Potsdam Conference (1945), East Prussia was divided by two transfers; the transfers were made permanent by treaties between West Germany and Poland and the USSR that were signed and ratified between 1970 and 1972.
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 Prussia (province) - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The eastern half of Prussia remained under the rule of the Order and its successors, until 1660 under Polish overlordship.
The overview of the history is included in Pomerania, since Royal Prussia is also referred as Eastern Pomerania.
In 1492 a life of Saint Dorothy of Montau, published in Malbork in Polish Prussia, became the first known printed publication from the region.
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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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 The Seven Years War
Frederick the Great of Prussia acquired the province of Silesia from Austria, greatly increasing his realm, but Austria resented the theft and plotted revenge.
The Austrians wanted to retake Silesia, the province Prussia had taken from them during the last war.
Chancellor Kaunitz, an advisor to the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa, plotted with France, Russia, Sweden, and Saxony to dismember Prussia.
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 Province of West Prussia
From 1885 to 1890 West Prussia's population decresed 1%.
Note: Prussian provinces were subdivided into units called "Kreise" (singular "Kreis", abreviated "Kr.", English circle), which were similar to large counties in US terms.
*Kingdom of Prussia (between 1815 and 1871, part of the German Confederation; between 1871 and 1920, inside the German Empire) **Provinces
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