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Old August 20th, 2014, 02:06 PM   #11
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The teutonic knights built Prussia. Before them it was not specifically german. Since them, Prussia was german till 1945.
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Originally Posted by Dan96 View Post
I just don't get what Prussia is/was.

Was it an Independant nation?
Or a self governing region in a larger nation?
Was it part of the Holy Roman Empire?
Was it part of Hitlers Germany?

Can someone help a clueless/brainless noob out here
Prussia was a duchy starting from 1525 as a fief of Poland. But overtime it became independent as its own country. By 1618, they were in a union with Brandenburg. They had a kingdom from 1701 onwards. They formed the German Empire in 1871, but the Kingdom of Prussia was still it's own thing, much like a state within the US but still ruled by a king which happened to also be the German emperor. Prussia after 1919 was no longer a kingdom but a Free State under the Weimar Republic. Prussia as an entity was officially dissolved in 1947 and now it only exists as a region.
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Originally Posted by beorna View Post
There were some vague and unfounded claims by the so-called Liegnitzer Erbverbrüderung of 1537. But this treaty was already abandoned by the Bohemian king Ferdinand in 1546. The Great Elector demanded after 1675 the Silesian duchies Liegnitz, Wohlau and Brieg again, but resigned in 1686. But Austria had made as well a secret contract with prince Frederick, in which he got Schwiebus, but promissed to give this duchy back after the dath of his father. When he was asked in 1695 to give it back, he refuted it and revoked the treaty.
Liegnitz, Wohlau and Brieg were ruled by Polish Piast dynasty until the death of last of them in 1675 so I have no idea on what Great Elector was basing his demands.


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Liegnitz, Wohlau and Brieg were ruled by Polish Piast dynasty until the death of last of them in 1675 so I have no idea on what Great Elector was basing his demands.

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Family relations, as usual. In 1537 Friedrich II of Liegnitz-Brieg-Wohlau made a contract with Joachim II of Brandenburg, that because Joachim's son Johann georg married Sophie, the daughter of Friedrich II of Liegnitz and Sophie (daughter of Friedrich II of Brandenburg), the house of Hohenzollern would e
inherit the duchy Liegnitz-Brieg-Wohlau, if the Piast line would extinct in the male line.
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