What is the oldest and largest state in Germany?
Bayern – Bavaria
Bavaria is the largest state in Germany, and one of the oldest as well. After WW II Bavaria rehabilitated from an agrarian to an industrial state. Audi, BMW, Siemens and some major insurance companies are based in Bavaria. The culture of Bavaria is distinct, and Bavarians love to be different.
What were the German states before 1871?
After the war between Austria and Prussia of 1866, Prussia led the Northern states into a federal state called North German Confederation of 1867–1870. The Southern states joined the federal state in 1870/71, which was consequently renamed German Empire (1871–1918).
List of historic states of Germany.
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What is the oldest state in Germany?
The oldest German states are North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, and Bremen, each of which has been a part of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1949.
How many German states were there before 1871?
The German Confederation. The German Confederation was the loose association of 39 states created in 1815 to coordinate the economies of separate German-speaking countries, which most historians have judged to be weak and ineffective as well as an obstacle to German nationalist aspirations.