Germany comprises, more or less, pre-1939 German and Austrian borders, plus Danzig, the Danzig corridor, Bohemia and Alsace-Lorraine.
The Third Reich begins in 1933, when the Nazi party takes power, ending the Weimar Republic. Adolf Hitler is named as führer.
In 1938, Austria joins Germany (the Anschluss).
In 1939, the Reich invade central and western Poland, followed by the Soviet invasion of eastern Poland, causing the declaration of war by Britain and France.
Driven by the racial doctrine of the Nazi party, Germany-invaded Poland is subject to a process of "Germanification", annexing the territories to the Reich.
In 1940, the Reich invaded Denmark and southern Norway in April; and the Netherlands, Belgium and France in June. Germany annexes Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands to the Reich. In Belgium and France, pro-German governments are installed.
In 1942, after an truce is signed with Britain, Germany invades the Soviet Union, which put them in a co-belligerent status with the United Kingdom, Finland and Japan. In October, the Germans sign a treaty with a pro-nazi Russian party.
When the Soviet Union surrenders in 1944, Germany de-occupies "Russia proper", but keeps some SS troops in Russia. By this time, Germany has already annexed former Soviet Poland, parts of White Russia and Ukraine.
In 1963, Reich Führer Adolf Hitler dies.
In 1979, a Civil War starts in the Third Reich. This involves fighting between the only official party: the National Socialist Party, plus several pro-democratic and separatist groups.
In March 7, 1986, the governors of Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Netherlands and Prussia sign a declaration banning the National-Socialist Party and declaring the end of the Third Reich. The declaration is adopted by separatist leaders in Poland, Denmark and Ukraine.
In March 21, 1986, the Führer resigns.
After the resignation of the Führer, conversations are held to define the new regime for Germany and the non-German territories of the Reich. A new democratic constitution is signed on September 9, 1986; recognizing the independence of Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine.
Germany becomes a constitutional monarchy, with Otto von Habsburg, an ancestor of the former "Holy Roman Emperor" and first born son of the last Emperor of Austria-Hungary as "Emperor Otto I of the Germans" as a Head of State with very limited political power, and a Prime minister elected by the Bundestag, as Chief of State.
In January, 1987, the new government of Germany signed a peace treaty with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This officially ended the Second Great War.
Germany is a federal representative democracy.
Last election results (2002):
|Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU)||Edmund Stoiber||38.6||214|
|Social Democratic Party (SPD)||Gerhard Schröder||27.3||151|
|German Center Party (DZP)||Wilhelm Kieff||7,3||40|
|Spartacus League (SB)||Lothar Bisky||6.4||35|
|Free Democratic Party (FPD)||Guido Westerwelle||5.7||32|
|National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD)||Udo Voigt||5.1||28|
After the elections a coalition of CDU/CSU, DZP and FPD (286 of 500 seats) was formed with Edmund Stoiber as Chancellor.
The Kingdom States (Länder, sing. Land) are:
|Bayern||Bavaria||Munich||Bavarian Östmark, Franconia, Main-Franconia, Munich-Upper Bavaria, Swabia|
|Böhmen und Mähren||Bohemia and Moravia||Prague|
|Donauland||Viena||Niederdonau, Oberdonau, Wien|
|Hannover||Hanover||Hanover||Eastern Hanover, Souhtern Hanover-Brunswick|
|Hessen||Hesse||Frankfurt||Electoral Hesse, Hesse-Nassau|
|Rheinland||Rhineland||Cologne||Cologne-Aachen, Düsseldorf, Essen, Koblenz-Trier|
|Schlesien||Silesia||Breslau||Upper and Lower Silesia plus eastern Sudetenland|
|Tirol-Salzburg||Salzburg||Tirol-Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Carinthia|
|Westpreußen||Western Prussia||Danzig||Danzig, West Prussia, Wartheland|