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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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BAS-RHIN The Département du Bas-Rhin (67) is in northern Alsace in eastern France, bordering on Germany, both north and east. In 1790 the department was formed from Alsace, a region which had come largely under French control in the 17th … Continue reading

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ALSACE-LORRAINE   ELSASS-LOTHRINGEN. Reichsland in the German Empire, 1871-1918.  In 1871, all Alsace, except the Territory of Belfort, and northeastern Lorraine, including the fortress city of Metz, were annexed to the German Empire.   The loss of this territory deeply embittered much … Continue reading

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