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  Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prussia attained its greatest importance in the 18th and 19th century, after it ascended to the fifth European great power under the government Frederick II of Prussia the Great (1740-1786), and after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who pursued the Kleindeutsche Lösung, made Prussia the leading power in Germany in place of Austria.
The Kingdom of 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, transformed into the German Empire in 1871.
Prussia as a state was abolished de facto by the Nazis in 1934 and de jure by the Allied Powers in 1947.
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 Kingdom of Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 the Empire.
With the exception of Prussia proper, 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.
As a result of Prussia's defeat at Jena and Auerstädt, King Friedrich Wilhelm III lost all his lands west of the Elbe River; the remainder of the Kingdom was occupied by French troops.
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 PRUSSIA - LoveToKnow Article on PRUSSIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The principal crop in Prussia is rye, of which the ordinary bread of the country is made; it grows in all parts of the kingdom, especially in the north and east, and occupies about one-fourth of the whole tilled surface.
Prussia has only seventeen votes in the federal council, or less than a third of the total number, but its influence is practically assured by the fact that the small northern states almost invariably vote with it.
The indifference with which Prussia relinquished to France German lands on the left bank of the Rhine, compared with her eagerness to increase her Slavonic territories on the east, was certainly one of the great blunders of the reign.
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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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 Prussia - MSN Encarta
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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 Prussia Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prussia was a kingdom from 1701 through 1918 under the rule of Brandenburg which became the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire.
The Kingdom of Prussia succeeded the Duchy of Brandenburg.
Prussia was absorbed into the Weimar Republic in 1918, and after World War II the Allies decreed that Prussia be dissolved into present-day Germany, Poland and Russia.
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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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 A Brief History of Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The area known as Prussia was inhabited in early times by West Slavic tribes, ancestors of the modern Poles, in the West, and Baltic tribes, closely related to Lithuanians, in the East.
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).
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 Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ducal Prussia and the Kingdom of Prussia, to 1786.
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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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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 East Prussia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 was a former state in north-central Germany.
In the nineteenth century, Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states, establishing itself as the largest and most influential of these states, with Berlin as the capital of the German Empire.
After Germany’s defeat in World War II, Prussia was abolished as a state, and its territory was divided among East Germany, West Germany, the Soviet Union, and Poland.
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 Glossary of Places: Pr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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'.
Prussia was dissolved in 1947, split between West and East Germany.
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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 Germany, the Stem Duchies & Marches
Not until Frederick II of Prussia did it start to become clear that Saxony would not be the predominant power of the region.
Soon the subtlety was forgotten; Poland was in no position to enforce any suzerainty; and all the lands of Brandenburg began to be absorbed into the identity of a Baltic people who had actually disappeared under the conquest of the Teutonic Knights.
Frederick the Great turned Prussia into a Great Power, though he was able to do this because of the army that his father had lovingly prepared but then sparingly used.
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 Kingdom of Prussia 1701-1918 (Germany)
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.
Frederick III, Prince Elector (Kurfürst) of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, proclaimed himself King of Prussia in 1701, with the acceptance of the Emperor and other German powers, partly in exchange for his support in the forthcoming War of the Spanish Succession.
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 West Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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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 Prussia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prussia experienced the vexing problems common to all Germany in the immediate pre-March period: catastrophic crop failures, bread riots, a serious business recession and a government incapable of dealing with them.
By adopting his constitution, such as it was, Prussi a became a constitutional state, and that is one of the most visible and enduring accomplishments of the revolution.
Prussia's impact on the broader German revolution was rather less productive.
www.ohiou.edu /~Chastain/ip/prussia.htm   (1064 words)

 Prussia articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
William I WILLIAM I [William I] 1797-1888, emperor of Germany (1871-88) and king of Prussia (1861-88), second son of the future King Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg.
Westfalen, region and former province of Prussia, W Germany.
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 Germany Info: Culture & Life: History: Features: Prussia
Though the history and legacy of Prussia are not without controversy, they are much broader than commonly assumed.
Perhaps less well known are the ideals of religious and ethnic tolerance and intellectual exchange furthered by early Prussian rulers such as Frederick William, the Great Elector (1620-1688), Frederick William I (1713-1740), and the ever-popular Frederick the Great (1740-1786).
While the once sprawling state of Prussia no longer exists - Prussia as an entity within Germany was dissolved in 1947 - its leaders left an enduring legacy that still enriches the German culture and landscape.
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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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 Prussia Online
June 12 — The English-language Indian paper The Statesman has recently published an article in their online edition claming the Russian territory of Kaliningrad —; a fragment of the area formerly known as East Prussia — is targeted by a long range plan of the U.S. State Department for separation from Russia.
Isolated as this region is from the rest of Russia, it is not unreasonable to assume the issue of a Hong Kong-like future for this former Prussian outpost in the east will continue to be raised in diplomatic circles.
Prussia Online is a resource dedicated to Prussia's past and future.
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