Presentation on theme: "Historical Map Middle Europe 1648"— Presentation transcript:
1Historical Map Middle Europe 1648 CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGHistorical MapMiddle Europe 1648After the Thirty Years War Middle Europe is a patchwork of dozens of independent “States” with loose relations to the “Holy Roman Empire of German Nation”
2Historical Map Middle Europe 1864 CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGHistorical MapMiddle Europe 1864After the influence of the Napoleonic War in the beginning of the century 38 souvereign German States were left. They formed the Germanic Confederation. Only after 1871 a German Empire, still including 25 States, was formed. Austria was excluded from this Empire.
3The Federal Republic The Federal States Mecklenburg-Vorpommern CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGThe Federal RepublicThe Federal StatesMecklenburg-VorpommernSchleswig-HolsteinBremenHamburgBrandenburgNiedersachsenBerlinSachsen-AnhaltNordrhein-WestfalenThüringenHessenSachsenRheinland-PfalzSaarlandBayern (Bavaria)Baden-WürttembergThe modern Federal Republic is a result of World War II and the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989.Her federal structure can only be understood against the background of her history.16 states in Germany
4The Federal Republic Settlement 1990 Visits CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGThe Federal RepublicSettlement 1990VisitsAreas with high population density are often related to present or former industrial areas.Low density areas consist mainly of agricultural and natural conservation areas.