German Chronological Jurisdictions

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Early Confederations

Members of the German Empire, 1871

Anhalt | Baden | Bayern | Braunschweig | Bremen | Elsass-Lothringen | Hamburg | Hessen | Lippe | Lubeck | Mecklenburg-Schwerin | Mecklenburg-Strelitz | Oldenburg | Preussen | Reuss aeltere Linie | Reuss juengere Linie | Sachsen | Sachsen-Altenburg | Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha | Sachsen-Meiningen | Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach | Schaumburg-Lippe | Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt | Schwarzburg-Sondershausen | Waldeck-Pyrmont | Wuerttemberg

Early to 1918 (Kingdoms, Duchies, Principalities, Free Cities, etc.)

Anhalt | Baden | Bayern | Braunschweig | Bremen | Elsass-Lothringen | Hamburg | Hessen | |Lippe | Mecklenburg-Schwerin | Mecklenburg-Strelitz | Oldenburg | Preussen (Prussia) | Sachsen | Schaumburg-Lippe | Thuringen | Waldeck | Wuerttemberg

1918 to 1945/1949 (Weimar Republic to 1933, Third Reich to the end)

Note: Thuringen was formed when Reuss, Sachsen-Altenburg, Sachsen-Gotha, Sachsen-Meiningen, Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and Schwarzburg-Sondershausen merged in 1920.

Anhalt | Baden | Bayern | Braunschweig | Bremen | Hamburg | Hannover | Hessen | Lubeck | Mecklenburg-Schwerin | Mecklenburg-Strelitz | Oldenburg | Preussen | Sachsen-Coburg (to 1920 - to Bayern) | Sachsen | Schaumburg-Lippe | Thuringen (from 1920) | Waldeck-Pyrmont | Wuerttemberg

1949/1957 to 1990 Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany) Baden-Wuerttemberg

Bayern | Bremen | Hamburg | Hessen | Rheinland-Pfalz | Niedersachsen | NordRhein | Saarland (1957) | Schleswig-Holstein | West Berlin

1949 to 1990 Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic)

Note: rather than the old names, the 15 Bezirks (districts) were around the named cities.

Cottbus | Dresden | East Berlin | Erfurt | Frankfurt (Oder) | Gera | Halle | Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz until 1953) | Leipzig | Magdeburg | Neubrandenburg | Potsdam | Rostock | Schwerin | Suhl

1990 German Reunification:

Baden-Wuerttemberg | Bayern | Berlin | Brandenburg | Bremen | Hamburg | Hessen | Mecklenburg-Vorpommern | Niedersachsen | NordRhein-Westfalen | Rheinland-Pfalz | Saarland | Sachsen | Sachsen-Anhalt | Schleswig-Holstein | Thuringen