History of Germany to Present Day

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Introduction Germany has a long and eventful history, which inevitably intersects with the past in neighboring countries. The history of Germany is complex and varies with the geographical and historical boundaries within which we consider the territory and the ethno genesis of the German people. As that nation-state, Germany has only existed since 1871. Before that date, however, there was a Germanic world with some variable consistency at different times, linguistically, culturally, and sometimes political. The geographical extension of the Germanic world was not exactly with that of present-day Germany and varied history. Discussion Ancient times and Frankish Kingdom The territory encompassed Germany has always been inhabited by tribes, Saxons, Visigoths, Vandals, and Burgundians. Rome also trying to take the country, but at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 BC, they wipe a crushing defeat. A wall is then built from the Rhine to the Danube to protect Germans, Rome no longer willing to extend to the east of the Rhine. In the fifth century, Germanic tribes spread all over Western Europe and even North Africa . The Holy Roman Empire When the Carolingian Empire was divided after the death of Louis the Pious in 843 when sharing Verdun, Louis the German received a land corresponding to the current Germany (which also included Italy and Burgundy), itself derived of East Francia. When Napoleon arrived in Germanic lands in 1806, the Holy Roman Empire is dissolved and
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