German Empire
Deutsches Reich
Timeline: Schlieffen's Plan
Germany flag 1871 Wappen Deutsches Reich - Reichsadler 1889
Flag Coat of Arms

Gott Mit Uns (God With Us) (German)

Anthem "Heil dir im siegerkranz ("Hail to Thee in Victor's Crown")"
Capital Berlin
Largest city Berlin
Language German
Religion Protestant
Demonym German
Emperor Wilhelm II
  Royal house: Hohenzollern
Area slightly over 357,000 km²
Population approx. 70 million 
Independence from none, several smaller states united
  declared 1871
  recognized 1871
Currency Papier Mark



The German Empire is a Constitutional Monarchy.

The Head of State is Kaiser Wilhelm II and the Head of Government is the Reichkanzler. The Parliament, or Reichstag, is divided into two houses, the higher house being named the Bundesrat, of which the Reichkanzler is the presiding officer.

Foreign Relations Germany plays a leading role on the European continent and is closely allied with its Alliance partners, most notably Karl I of Austria-Hungary. The German Emperor also rules as King of Poland and Ukraine.