Brandenburg Historical Geography

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Historical Background[edit | edit source]

  • Brandenburg was established in 1815 from the Kingdom of Prussia's core territory, and comprised the bulk of the historic Margraviate of Brandenburg and the Lower Lusatia region.
  • It became part of the German Empire in 1871.
  • From 1918, Brandenburg was a province of the Free State of Prussia.
  • It was dissolved in 1945 after World War II, and replaced, with reduced territory, as the State of Brandenburg in East Germany, which was later dissolved in 1952.
  • Following the reunification of Germany in 1990, Brandenburg was re-established as a federal ‘’’state of Germany, becoming one of the new states. Wikipedia

Historical Geography[edit | edit source]

Modern Brandenburg

Karte der Ämter in Brandenburg.png

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History of Brandenburg in the German Empire
Geo-Political Differences Today
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(organized by 1871 Meyer's Gazetteer)
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1945: Established as a state. A large section of Brandenburg, the Neumark, was ceded to Poland.
1952: Dissolved as a state
1990: Re-established as a current state (Map)

Preussen, Brandenburg