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Germany (known locally as Deutschland) is a country in Western Eurasia, a largely forested temperate area. Germany has a population of about 81 million, making it the most populated nation in the European Union. Germany has an advanced manufacturing sector and is economically quite powerful (having the fourth largest economy in the world).

German Developments

  • The European Printing Press
  • Public Education
  • The Bolt Action Rifle
  • The Rigid Airship
  • The Haber Process
  • The Automobile (Benz Patent-Motorwagen, 1886)
  • The Jet Engine

German States in History

  • The Holy Roman Empire
  • Various German Principalities
  • The Kingdom of Prussia: One of the more powerful German states that rose to prominence after the protestant reformation and during the age of Enlightenment, notably during the reign of king Frederick II.
  • The German Empire (1871-1918): Unified under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck, Germany grew in industrial strength and developed a colonial empire. The German Empire was dissolved after losing the Great War.
  • The Weimar Republic (1918-1933)
  • Nazi Germany (1933-1945)
  • German Democratic Republic (1945-1990): After the fall of the Third Reich part of germany was occupied by the USSR. The Soviet Union installed a communist regime in the territory that it occupied.
  • Federal Republic of Germany (1945 onward)

Germans of Note

Guttenburg: the German Artisan that invented the tool that allowed the Age of Enlightenment to happen
  • Albert Einstein
  • Angela Merkel
  • Claus von Stauffenberg
  • Erwin Rommel
  • Frederick II of Prussia
  • Gregor Mendel
  • Johannes Gutenberg
  • Konrad Adenauer
  • Konrad Zuse
  • Otto von Bismark

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