Motto Einheit und Brüderlichkeit (German) ("Unity and Brotherhood")
44,740 Sq. Miles
The German Confederation (Deutsch Eidgenossenschaft), sometimes also referred to as The South German Confederation, was a nation in Central Europe that existed for five months in the year of 1872 (April 12th-August 30th). The federation was created in response to Prussian aggression and anti-nationalism, intended to be a force strong enough to rival Prussia in the event of a conflict. These hopes were proven impossible, however, when Prussia and France partitioned and annexed Germany after the German War of Unification.