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Federal Kingdom of Germany
Bunderreich Deutschland
Timeline: Cold Phoney War
Flag of Germany No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
Capital
(and largest city)
Berlin
Language German
Government Constitutional monarchy,
Democracy
Monarch Otto I
Chancellor Edmund Stoiber

Germany comprises, more or less, pre 1939 German and Austran borders, plus Danzig, the Danzig corridor, Bohemia and Alsace-Lorraine.

History

Third Reich

The Third Reich begins in 1933, when the Nazi party takes power, ending the Weigmar 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.

Civil War

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.

Democracy

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.

Politics

Germany is a federal representative democracy.

Last election results (2002):

Party Leader  % Seats
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
Others   9.6 0
Total   100.0 500

After the elections a coalition of CDU/CSU, DZP and FPD (286 of 500 seats) was formed with Edmund Stoiber as Chancellor.

Geography

States

The Kingdom States (Länder, sing. Land) are:

Entity (in English) Capital Notes
Länder States   
Baden-Elsaß Strasbourg
Bayern Bavaria Munich Bavarian Ostmark, Franconia, Main-Franconia, Munich-Upper Bavaria, Swabia
Berlin Berlin
Böhmen und Mähren Bohemia and Moravia Prague
Brandenburg Berlin
Donauland Viena Niederdonau, Oberdonau, Wien
Hannover Hanover Hanover Eastern Hanover, Souhtern Hanover-Brunswick
Hessen Hesse Frankfurt Electoral Hesse, Hesse-Nassau
Lothringen-Saar Lorraine-Saar Metz
Mecklenburg Mecklenburg Schwerin
Ostpreußen Eastern Prussia Könisgsberg
Pommern Pomerania Stettin
Rheinland Rhineland Cologne Cologne-Aachen, Düsseldorf, Essen, Koblenz-Trier
Sachsen-Anhalt Saxony-Anhalt Magdeburg
Sachsen Saxony Dresden
Schlesien Silesia Breslau Upper and Lower Silesia plus eastern Sudetenland
Schleswig-Holstein Kiel
Steiermark Styria Graz
Tirol-Salzburg Salzburg Tirol-Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Carinthia
Weser-Ems Oldemburg
Westphalia Dortmund
Westpreußen Western Prussia Danzig Danzig, West Prussia, Wartheland
Württemberg Stuttgart
Free cities   
Bremen
Hamburg
Lübeck

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