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Brandenburg ~ Province and Land

BRANDENBURG ~ Province and Land. In 1813-15 the Kingdom of Prussia recovered lost lands and gained new ones, and in consequence its provinces were reorganised.  The Mittelmark, the Neumark, Priegnitz, and Uckermark from the old Electorate were joined together with Upper … Continue reading

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Brandenburg ~ Electorate

BRANDENBURG ~ Electorate. Named after the (episcopal) town on the River Havel, west of Berlin.   As Branibor, it was the capital of a Slav principality, whose last Prince bequeathed it to Albert the Bear, the Margrave of the Nordmark, on his … Continue reading

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Brandenburg ~ Bishopric

BRANDENBURG ~ Bishopric. Bishopric in northeastern Germany. A Bishopric was first established in 948 in the town, which is on the River Havel, a tributary of the Elbe, and west of Berlin, but it was overwhelmed in the great Slav revolt … Continue reading

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Bohemia-Moravia

BOHEMIA-MORAVIA    PROTEKTORAT BÖHMEN UND MAHREN. Territory subservient to Nazi Germany, 1939-45. In the autumn of 1938 Czechoslovakia lost lands to Germany, Hungary and Poland, and became a loose federation, from which Slovakia seceded on 14th March 1939. President Hacha of … Continue reading

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Bohemia-Moravia

BOHEMIA-MORAVIA    PROTEKTORAT BÖHMEN UND MAHREN. Territory subservient to Nazi Germany, 1939-45. In the autumn of 1938 Czechoslovakia lost lands to Germany, Hungary and Poland, and became a loose federation, from which Slovakia seceded on 14th March 1939. President Hacha of … Continue reading

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Berlin

BERLIN Capital of the Electorate of Brandenburg, of the Kingdom of Prussia, and eventually of united Germany; the city is also a Land in the German Federal Republic. Berlin began as two small towns, Berlin and Kölln, on the River … Continue reading

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Baruth

BARUTH Town in eastern Germany, south of Berlin, now in the Land of Brandenburg,.   It was once part of Lower Lausitz and then of Electoral Saxony, where it lay on the borders with Brandenburg.   Until 1635 it was separated from … Continue reading

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Altmark

ALTMARK The old March, in northeastern Germany, later forming the western part of the Electorate of Brandenburg.   It lay almost completely west of the Elbe and north of the Archbishopric of Magdeburg, itself also part of Brandenburg from 1680. The … Continue reading

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