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Old April 29, 2012, 06:57 PM   #11
James K
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Technically true, but there were some 27 of those "states" in the German Empire, including Bavaria, which was a Kingdom headed by Ludwig III (the "mad" Ludwig II was his cousin), so it is a bit hard to see it as a "unified nation", or even as a federal system. The Bavarian Army was at least nominally a separate entity, headed by its crown prince, Rupprecht, who had the misfortune to have his throne removed before he had a chance to sit down.

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