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West German Confederation
Westdüütsche Bund
West-Duitse Statenbond
Confederation Belgique
(BL)WestGermany
Flag of West Germany
Capital
(and largest city)
Amsterdam
Language Low German, Dutch, French
Chancellor
Currency Dutch Mark

The West German Federation includes OTL Netherlands, Belgium, Schleswig, Holstein, Oldemburg, Hanover, Rhineland, and Luxembourg, plus some overseas colonies.

History

In 1790, Austria Netherlands rebels against the Hapsburgs and form the Unites States of Netherlands. Soon Lieg (1790), the Seven United Provinces (1797), and Trier (1802) joined the U. S. of N.

The United States of Netherlands was involved in the war of 1812, gaining prestige in the German Realm. After the war the U. S. of N. is given joint control of Schleswig and Holstein shared with Denmark. Soon a balance of power is developed in the German Realm, as many states seek an alliance to the Netherlands as an alternative to Prussia or Austria.

The Great Germanic War of 1860, originally between Prussia and Austria, help reorganizing all German states into the three current blocks. After the Netherlands joined in 1862 against both Prussia and Austria Germany became divided in the three current countries. In the treaty of Frankfurt of 1863, Bremen, Hamburg, Hanover, Holstein, Luxemburg, Oldemburg, Schleswig, Rhineland, and the United States of Netherlands joined a Confederation of West German States. The Capital was chosen at Amsterdam. The Holy Roman Empire was dissolved.

The Confederation soon entered a path towards greater central power. In 1916, the current states and borders were settled.

Geography

West Germany lies in Western Europe

Limits

North: North Sea. West: North Sea, English Channel. South: France East: East Germany.

Administrative divisions

West Germany is divided in nine states, four free cities, and five overseas states.

State Capital Official language
1. Flanders Brussels Dutch
2. Hanover Hanover Low German
3. Holland Rotterdam (executive),
The Hague (legislative)
Dutch
4. Liege Liege French
5. Luxembourg Luxembourg Low German, French
6. Oldemburg Oldemburg Low German
7. Rhineland Coblenz Low German
8. Schleswig-Holstein Kiel Low German, Danish
9. Wallonia Charleroi French
Free City Official language
1. Amsterdam Dutch
2. Bremen Low German
3. Hamburg Low German
4. Trier Low German
Overseas State Capital Official language
1. Dutch East Indies Batavia Dutch, Malasian
2. Dutch West Indies Willemstad Dutch, Papiamentu
3. Dutch Congo Kinshasa French
4. Dutch East Africa Dar es Salaam Low German
5. South Africa Cape Town Dutch

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