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Encyclopedia > West Prussia

One of four districts of East Prussia in 1920 - 1938. Major cities of West Prussia: Elbing, Marienburg, Marienwerder. East Prussia (German: Ostpreu en; Polish: Prusy Wschodnie; Russian: Восточная Пруссия — Vostochnaya Prussiya) was a province of Kingdom of Prussia, situated on the territory of former Ducal Prussia. ... Motto: none Voivodship Warmia-Masuria Municipal government Rada Miejska w Elblągu Mayor Henryk Słonina Area 83,32 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 130. ... There are many fortresses, castles, and towns of this name. ... Coat of Arms of Kwidzyn Kwidzyn (German Marienwerder) is a town in northern Poland on the Liwa River, with 39,300 inhabitants (1995). ...

In 1919 after World War I most of Imperial German Province of West Prussia (the former province of the same name in Kingdom of Prussia) was given to Poland, only the eastern remainder remained part of Germany, and became part of the province of East Prussia as a district called West Prussia. 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Allies: • Serbia, • Russia, • France, • Romania, • Belgium, • British Empire and Dominions, • United States, • Italy, • ...and others Central Powers: • Germany, • Austria-Hungary, • Ottoman Empire, • Bulgaria Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 8 million Full list Military dead: 3 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total: 6 million Full... Flag of the German Empire, 1871–1919: black-white-red Coat of arms The term German Empire commonly refers to Germany, from its foundation as a unified nation-state on January 18, 1871, until the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II on November 9, 1918. ... West Prussia was a province (1772–1824 and 1878–1918) of the Kingdom of Prussia. ... Flag of Prussia (1894 - 1918) The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire. ...

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Province of West Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (633 words)
Western Prussia, was previously also part of the monastic state of Prussia under the Teutonic Order, but in their struggle of independence accepted aid from Casimir IV (Kazimierz IV Jagiellon), husband of Elizabeth Habsburg.
Most of West Prussia was at Treaty of Versailles forced to go to a newly created Polish state in 1919, which consisted of one third of none-Polish inhabitants.
From 1885 to 1890 West Prussia's population decreased by 1%.
Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2503 words)
Ducal Prussia was a dependency of the Kingdom of Poland (see Kingdom of Poland (1385–1569) and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) from 1525 to 1656, then of the king of Sweden, and Royal Prussia remained an independent part of the crown of Poland until 1772.
Because Prussia was predominantly a northern and eastern German state, it had a large Protestant majority, although there were substantial Roman Catholic populations in the Rhineland, while a number of districts in Posen, Silesia, West Prussia, and the Warmia regions of East Prussia had populations of predominantly Catholic Poles.
Prussia's democratic constitution was suspended in 1932 as a result of a coup by Germany's conservative Chancellor Franz von Papen, marking the effective end of German democracy.
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