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Prus·sia

 (prŭsh′ə)
A historical region of north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and Poland. Its ancient, Baltic-speaking inhabitants were conquered by the Teutonic Knights in the 1200s. West Prussia was ceded to Poland in 1466, and East Prussia became a Polish fief that passed to Brandenburg in 1618. Proclaimed a kingdom in 1701, Prussia became a military power under Frederick II (reigned 1740-1786). Prussia was instrumental in the unification of Germany, and in 1871 its king was declared Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany.

Prussia

(ˈprʌʃə)
n
(Placename) a former German state in N and central Germany, extending from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic Sea and Poland: developed as the chief military power of the Continent, leading the North German Confederation from 1867–71, when the German Empire was established; dissolved in 1947 and divided between East and West Germany, Poland, and the former Soviet Union. Area: (in 1939) 294 081 sq km (113 545 sq miles). German name: Preussen

Prus•sia

(ˈprʌʃ ə)

n.
a former state in N Europe: became a military power in the 18th century and in 1871 led the formation of the German empire; formally abolished as an administrative unit in 1947. German, Preussen. Compare East Prussia, West Prussia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Prussia - a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern PolandPrussia - a former kingdom in north-central Europe including present-day northern Germany and northern Poland; "in the 19th century Prussia led the economic and political unification of the German states"
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Brandenburg - the territory of an Elector (of the Holy Roman Empire) that expanded to become the kingdom of Prussia in 1701
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
Prussian - a German inhabitant of Prussia
Translations
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13) Kas aga seesugusel Preisimaa umber koondatud Saksamaal oli enne uhendamist piirkonniti tosiselt voetavaid arenguid, et vaita: 1871.
Peapiiskopi positsioon jai tal saavutamata ja kui Liivi- ning Preisimaa jaoks aastaid parast Alberti surma vastav institutsioon loodi, sus ei olnud see sugugi Riia piiskoppide Meinhardi, Bertholdi ja Alberti loodud kirikliku struktuuri otseseks arengujatkuks.