(1947) After 422 years, Prussia no longer existsEffectively dissolved at the end of World War II, Prussia is officially liquidated. Once a world-shaking kingdom holding vast tracts of land, Prussia’s power had declined as European monarchy lost favor, revolutions roiled, and two world wars had seen nations dissolve and reform in dizzying chaos.Prussia was a prominent historical German state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg, and centred on the region of Prussia. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital in Königsberg and from 1701 in Berlin, shaped the history of Germany.
Founded: Apr 10, 1525 Dissolved: 1947 Population: 41.92 million (1939) Area: 114,675 sq miles (297,007 km²) Capitals: Königsberg · Berlin Official language: German