German Empire (1871–1918)

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German Empire
Deutsches Reich
1871-1918
Flag of German Empire
Flag
Location of German Empire
Capital
and largest city
Berlin
Official languagesGerman
Mode of productionCapitalism
Area
• Total
540,858 km²
Population
• 1910 census
64,925,993


The German Empire was a country in Central Europe that existed from the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 until the end of the First World War. In November 1918, the German monarchy was overthrown and the Weimar Republic was established.

Colonialism

The German Empire colonized parts of Africa and Oceania. It committed genocide against the Herero and Nama peoples in what is now Namibia. Germany lost control of its colonies after the First World War.[1]

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