Northern German Confederation

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The Northern German Confederation came into the existence in August 1866, after the end of the Austro-Prussian War, as a military alliance of 22 states from the northern part of Germany. It was a first true state of Germany. In July 1867, it was transformed into a federal state. It ceased to exist with the creation of the German Empire (Deutsches Reich) 21 March 1871.

The leading state was the Kingdom of Preussen.

Other members were:

  • Sachsen
  • Hessen
  • Mecklenburg-Schwerin
  • Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Oldenburg
  • Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
  • Anhalt
  • Braunschweig
  • Saxe-Altenburg
  • Saxe-Coburg und Gotha
  • Saxe-Meiningen
  • Reuss aeltere linie
  • Reuss juengere linie
  • Schaumburg-Lippe
  • Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
  • Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
  • Waldeck-Pyrmont
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg
  • Luebeck