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CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGPAGE 1 Historical Map Middle Europe 1648 After the Thirty Years War Middle Europe is a patchwork of dozens of independent.

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1 CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGPAGE 1 Historical Map Middle Europe 1648 After 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”

2 CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGPAGE 2 Historical Map Middle Europe 1864 After 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.

3 CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGPAGE 3 The Federal Republic The Federal States The modern Federal Republic is a result of World War II and the fall of the Iron Curtain in Her federal structure can only be understood against the background of her history. The modern Federal Republic is a result of World War II and the fall of the Iron Curtain in Her federal structure can only be understood against the background of her history. 16 states in Germany Baden-Württemberg Bayern (Bavaria) Berlin Brandenburg Bremen Hamburg Hessen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Niedersachsen Nordrhein-Westfalen Rheinland-Pfalz Saarland Sachsen Sachsen-Anhalt Thüringen Schleswig-Holstein

4 CHAPTER 5 - THE HISTORY OF THE FRGPAGE 4 The Federal Republic Settlement 1990 Areas with high population density are often related to present or former industrial areas. Low density areas consist mainly of agricultural and natural conservation areas. Areas with high population density are often related to present or former industrial areas. Low density areas consist mainly of agricultural and natural conservation areas. Visits


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