When Did Germany Begin to be Known as Germany?

Most recently and purely as of 1990.

  • Refered to as Germania and/or “Germanic tribes” since well into the ancient past (thousands of years).
  • 1815: German Confederation
  • 1871: German Empire
  • 1919: Weimar Republic
  • 1933: West Germany, German Democratic Republic (“East Germany”)
  • 1990: Germany

It was a dramatic/traumatic century for those people.

Pictured is the Hindenburg crash, while docking in New Jersey, in 1937. If you really want to experience something real, start listening to the broadcast, recorded on-site, around a minute before the explosion (which is at 00:08:30). It is sobering to witness the live reactions.


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