Prussia vs. Germany



a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland;

‘in the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states’;


a republic in central Europe; split into East German and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990


a former kingdom of Germany. Originally a small country on the south-eastern shores of the Baltic, under Frederick the Great it became a major European power covering much of modern north-eastern Germany and Poland. After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1 it became the centre of Bismarck's new German Empire, but following Germany's defeat in the First World War the Prussian monarchy was abolished.


a country in central Europe; population 80,700,000 (estimated 2015); official language, German; capital, Berlin.


Prussia was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centred on the region of Prussia on the southeast coast of the Baltic Sea. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor Franz von Papen in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947.


Germany (German: Deutschland, pronounced [ˈdɔʏtʃlant] (listen)), officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central Europe. It is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, and the most populous member state of the European Union.


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