Federal Republic of Germany
Motto: Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit
(Unity and justice and freedom)
Government: Republic
Capital: Berlin

A physical map of Germany.

Germany (German: Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a democratic country in Europe. It is second most populous country in Europe, after Russia, and the most populous country in the European Union (82 million people). It also has the largest economy both in the European Union, as well as Europe. The national capital of this federal state is Berlin. Today Germany is a thriving social democracy with a large public sector and a large non-government non-profit sector.


Germany is located in Central Europe. It borders Denmark, Poland, Czechia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands. Germany has only one time zone, that being Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is two hours ahead of Universal Coordinated Time.


In the past, the German Empire had numerous colonies, overseas territories, and protectorates in present-day Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Namibia, Cameroon, Gabon, the RCongo, the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Papua New Guinea (Kaiser-Wilhelmsland), the Bismarck Archipelago, some of the Solomon Islands, some of the Mariana Islands, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, and Samoa, although these were all ceded or released as independent nations following the First World War.


There are many states in Germany, see German states


Like Italy, Germany was not politically unified until the middle of the 19th Century. After Germany was unificated, forming the German Empire, it colonised other countries, much like other European countries. It lost its colonies and a bit of land after losing the World War 1. Germany was then a Republic until the Nazis (See below) took over. After losing World War 2, Germany was divided between Communist East Germany and Democratic West Germany for around 45 years before it could finally unify into the one country it is today.

Unification of Germany

Germany was unified through the efforts of German aristocracy and Wilhelm of Prussia.


Nazi Germany is often associated with the Nazi Party, which was the governing party of the country and started the Second World War in Europe by invading Poland in 1939. (For Ethiopians, the Second World War began with the Italian invasion in 1935 and for the Chinese it began with the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937). Nazism is a variety of fascism, and as such a grab-bag of ideas that included "Volkish" Pan-German nationalism, pseudo-scientific racism, social Darwinism, futurism, Nietzschean philosophy, etc. The "socialism" in the name of the Nazi Party (National Socialism) referred to "organic" socialism rather than Marxism.

Post war

After World War II Germany was again divided. First Germany was separated into 4 sectors each ruled by one of the 4 victorious allies. There was a French Sector, an American Sector, A British Sector and a Soviet Sector. Later the 3 democratic allies established democratic government in the parts of Germany they controled and ended the occupation there. The capital city, Berlin also divided into 4 sectors. West Berlin became de facto part of West Germany though in theory it was separate while East Berlin was the capital of East Germany. West Germany became an independent democratic nation and later joined the European Union but East Germany stayed in the alliance with the Soviet Union till communism broke down in the Balkans, central and eastern Europe in the later 1980’s. After Democracy was established in East Germany the two Germanies decided democratically to reunite. Since then there is not West or East Germany. There is only one Germany, unless you are a conservative and you still live in Cold War. The parts of Germany that were West and East Germany are sometimes referred to as former East Germany and former West Germany.

Health Care

Germany has Europe's oldest Universal Health Care system. Otto von Bismarck signed the Health Insurance Bill of 1883, Accident Insurance Bill of 1884, and Old Age and Disability Insurance Bill of 1889, providing all Germans with equal health treatment. See? Even the Germans had health care in the 1880s, when they were still a new nation. And Bismark was certainly not a Socialist, see the footnote below. [2]


  • Historically, Germany was known as the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Prussia, and the Weimar Republic
  • There are more football clubs in Germany than in any other country
  • Germany has more varities of bread than any other country
  • (Because why not)

See also


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  2. Bismark couldn't see the value of civilization outside Christian civilizations, that means the achievements of Indian civilization, Chinese civilization etc were not worth possessing for Bismark. [2] Bismark was thoroughly prejudiced against Non-Christians. Did Bismark really believe that the achievements of Ancient Greece and Pagan Rome before Constantine were worth so little? More likely he spoke without thinking. Liberapedia sometimes pretends Conservatives are utterly and totally evil, that's because we parody the way Conservapedia imagines Liberals are totally bad. Bismark was in many ways a nasty Conservative but he did good as well as harm and his Health care system was very good.