Prussia is considered the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, being one of its main original members and one of the most powerful to this day. Prussia also retains strong cultural ties to the Empire.
Government and Politics
The Prussian Reichstag is a bicameral legislature. The Reichstag was also the name of the lower house, and by constitution are directly elected in a general election by the citizens. The Upper House, the Reichstrat, is directly elected by the citizens of corresponding provinces and republics; according to the Prussian constitution, the Reichstrat's function is to represent the different provinces and republics.
The Reichstag meets in the Reichstag building, located in Berlin.
Prussia is a federation composed of 13 provinces and 10 republics.
Prussian republics are constituent republics formed from German states that had willingly joined Prussia during the 1800s. These republics enjoy a certain degree of autonomy, each with their own constitution, president, and parliament. However, international affairs are handled at the federal level.