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Norddeutscher Bund
North German Confederation

Federation
Flag of Germany (Weimar) 1866–1871 Flag of the German Empire
Flag of the German Empire Coat of Arms of the North German Confederation
Map of the North German Confederation
CapitalBerlin
Status Federation
President
- 1866-1871William I
Chancellor
- 1866-1871Otto von Bismarck
Legislature Reichstag
History
April 16, 1866Constitution tabelled
July 1, 1867Federation formed
January 18, 1871Elevation to empire
Flag of Germany (Weimar) German Confederation German Empire Flag of the German Empire
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The North German Confederation (1866-1871) was a federation of 22 independent states of northern Germany, with nearly 30 million inhabitants. It was the first German modern nation state and the basis for the later German Empire, when several south German states such as Bavaria joined. According to modern scholars the Confederation and the Empire are identical as a state, although technically the Empire was a new foundation.


President

  • William I () (April 16, 1866 - January 18, 1871)


Chancellor

  • Otto von Bismarck () (April 16, 1866 - January 18, 1871)

Nation

German Polities

Neighbouring Nations

References


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