Germany country info.
During the time of Medieval Germany, many dynasties were made to support the growing German Empire. Dukes of this time would have held most of the power. Under the Early Hasburgs many kings and princes ruled throughout the German lands. During this era, Germany flourished with trade, for they were at the height of their kingdom. Following the many years of the Hasburgs, Germany took part in WWI. They were on the Central Powers side and were joined by the Austria-Hungary Empire as well as the Ottoman Empire of Turkey. This war set the scene for WWII. During WWII, Germany was led by, Adolf Hitler, an Austrian war veteran who took part in WWI. Before the Allied powers defeated Hitler and his regime, Hitler had tortured and killed 6 million Jews during the Holocaust.
Following the war, Germany was then controlled by the U.S.S.R. Germany was then separated into West and East Germany. In Berlin the Berlin wall was created to separate East and West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was then abolished on November 9, 1989, because the East Berlin economy was falling. Germany today is A Federal Republic Government. Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is the leader of the German Government today. The name of Germany is actually The Federal Republic of Germany. The people of Germany follow the Constitution of Basic Laws. Germany’s population is 82,398,326 as of 2003. Its major religions are 34% Protestant, 34% Roman Catholic, 3.7% Muslim, and 28.3% other religions. The major ethnic groups of Germany are 91.5% German, 2.4% Turkish, and 6.1% others made up largely of Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Greek, Polish, and Spanish peoples. The major language in Germany is German. The life expectancy at birth for a male is 75.46 years old. The life expectancy at birth for a female is 81.55 years old. In Germany people who are over 15 years old can read and write. 99% of the population of Germany is educated. The topography of Germany varies, from below sea level, to as high as the Alps. To the north, near the Netherlands, land is sometimes below sea level. Yet to the south lay the Bavarian Alps. Germany’s size is 357,021 sq km. If you looked at Germany, you could call it a rectangle with a chunk missing out of it; and to the north, near Denmark, a little piece sticks out and connects with Denmark. There are 4 major rivers in Germany: The Rhine, the Danube, the Elbe, and the Oder Rivers. The only major lake in Germany is Lake Constance, located to the South-West of Germany. Compared to the United States, Germany is about the size of Minnesota and Wisconsin combined. Germany’s climate is temperate with cold, cloudy, and rainy winters and summers. Sometimes there are warm Foehn winds. Germany’s agriculture ranges from potatoes to poultry. Farms are grouped into categories: category 1, 2, and 3. Category 3 farms are the most sophisticated and advanced farms in all of Germany. They are mostly used for experimenting with new types of fertilizers and new soil to help grow crops. Weather helps decide how much farms will harvest. Some of the products of Germany’s agricultural business include potatoes, wheat, poultry, cattle, and pigs.