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The mutilation of Germany by Arminius1871 The mutilation of Germany by Arminius1871
Notice: This map was not created to offend anyone, but to educate and show historical facts,
constructive critik is always welcome, hate-comments not.

This is a map showing the territories that Germany, and german-speaking territories that Austria lost,
between 1919 and today. For every region you see the name and the date, when it was taken from Germany,
some regions were taken twice after every world war. A short description about the regions:

Federal Republic of Germany: Germany today

Austria: Anschluss forbidden in 1919, the Republic German-Austria containing all ethnical Germans
from Austria-Hungary was forbidden as well. It united with Germany in 1938 and left Germany again
after the downfall of the 3. Reich.

Northern Schleswig: Lost after a referendum in 1919, because most of the residents were danish,
Southern Schleswig was allowed to stay in Germany.

Eupen-Malmedy: Small german communities lost in 1919 and again in 1945.

Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen): Lost in 1919 and again in 1945, around 90% of the residents
are Germans, Metz and the region around was always french.

South Tyrol (Südtirol): Lost 1919 and never reunited with the rest of Tyrol. Even tho Italy tried
to erase everything German there, still 70% of the residents are Germans today.

Kanaltal, South Styria (Südsteiermark), Ödenburg etc.: Smaller german regions around Austria
claimed for German-Austria, but not allowed by the allied. Most of the Germans there were
expelled, left because of bad conditions or were assimilated.

Sudetenland: Claimed by German-Austria, but forbidden by the allied. United with Germany in 1938,
lost after 1945. 99% of the Germans killed or expelled.

West Prussia (Westpreußen), Posen, Danzig: Lost in 1919 and again in 1945. Posen was mainly settled
by Poles, West-Prussia was mixed and created the so called corridor, one of many reasons that leaded
to a war with Poland.

East-Prussia (Ostpreußen): Separated from the german mainland in 1919, lost in 1945, all Germans were killed or expelled.

Pommerania (Pommern), East Brandenburg and Silesia (Schlesien): Lost in 1945, nearly all Germans were killed or expelled.

Upper-Silesia (Oberschlesien): Lost 1922 and again 1945, nearly all Germans killed or expelled.

Not included: Language islands, that were spread all over East Europe, states that identified in former centuries as Germans, such as Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the Netherlands, parts of Belgium.

I didn´t mention the Saarland and partition of Germany into 4 zones in that map, too.

For more information, check:

Treaty of Versailles:…

Potsdam conference:…

Jalta conference:…

Expulsion of the Germans:…
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ImperialKuatSystems Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Ist die Vereinigung von Österreich und der B.R.D. wirklich verboten?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Nein ist sie nicht, aber es steht momentan nicht zur Debatte leider :/
ImperialKuatSystems Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Wäre staatstheoretisch möglich oder ist es von den Vereinten Nationen verboten wurden?
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Nene is ganz normal möglich, wir sind ja souveräne Staaten, die UN kann uns das nicht verbieten^^
ImperialKuatSystems Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Aha! Also liegt es an den Österreichern oder an den Deutschen? Ich habe nämlich noch nie in Deutschland von einer Einheitsbewegung gehört oder gelesen...
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ImperialKuatSystems Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Maxtheboss2 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Would Germans want East Prussia and Pommerania back? Or are they ok with it?
tomorgel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I find it extremely interesting, though, many today the people living in former Silesia start to see them more as silesian than as polish.
Interesting for the fact that they are mostly the descendants of those polish people who, after WW II, got evicted from that part of poland that nowadays is part of the Ukraine (that is - people who had no silesian ties two Generations ago).
The young people living there are for wide parts extremely Germany-orientated, learn to speak German and seem to develope a kind of Silesian national Pride that matches that of the original Silesians three Generations ago (quite more that People like me who has 400 years of roots in lower silesia).

It's quite strange to see.
You could think it seeps right up from the soil ...
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Only if it makes sense. If it would lead to a new war or hate with the Poles, noone would want it.
The old people and their sons and daughters from that region still cry when thinking about it,
maybe they want it more. But they would be ok with when all agree it was also a huge crime
and respect them. Some polish communities and especially the HUngaryans set up monuments
for the Germans. The most stubborn ones are mostly (not all) czechish people, tho they had not many
victims compared to Poland or others.
One of them clearly told me, it was good and necessary to expell all Germans, the murdered people in
the czechish massacred (200.00-300.000) were ok he said. It gave a big argue and he blocked me and
told others I´m evil, because I defend my ancestors. He´s rather childish.
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