What is the oldest German state?
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.
What states made up the German Empire?
States of the German Empire
How many kingdoms were in Germany?
The German Empire consisted of 26 constituent territories, most ruled by royal families. This included four kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies (six before 1876), seven principalities, three free Hanseatic cities, and one imperial territory.
How many kingdoms were there in Germany?
The four German kingdoms are by far the most influential of the German states, above all of course the unifier of Germany, the Kingdom of Prussia, whose monarch, Wilhelm II, is simultaneously German Emperor.
What was the German Confederation of 1815?
German Confederation, organization of 39 German states, established by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to replace the destroyed Holy Roman Empire. It was a loose political association, formed for mutual defense, with no central executive or judiciary. Delegates met in a federal assembly dominated by Austria.