Russia vs. Prussia

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A country of Europe and Asia.


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 former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia an others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991


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.


formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia


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.



a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in 17-18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917


a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state


a country in northern Asia and eastern Europe; population 143,500,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Russian; capital, Moscow.


Russia (Russian: Россия, Rossiya, Russian pronunciation: [rɐˈsʲijə]), or the Russian Federation, is a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world, covering over 17 million square kilometres (6.6×10^6 sq mi), and encompassing more than one-eighth of Earth's inhabited land area.

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