Modern history

Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947

Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947

In the aftermath of World War II, Prussia-a centuries-old state pivotal to Europe's development-ceased to exist. In their eagerness to erase all traces of the Third Reich from the earth, the Allies believed that Prussia, the very embodiment of German militarism, had to be abolished.

Introduction

A History of Brandenburg–Prussia in Six Maps

Chapter 1. The Hohenzollerns of Brandenburg

Chapter 2. Devastation

Chapter 3. An Extraordinary Light in Germany

Chapter 4. Majesty

Chapter 5. Protestants

Chapter 6. Powers in the Land

Chapter 7. Struggle for Mastery

Chapter 8. Dare to Know!

Chapter 9. Hubris and Nemesis: 1789–1806

Chapter 10. The World the Bureaucrats Made

Chapter 11. A Time of Iron

Chapter 12. God’s March through History

Chapter 13. Escalation

Chapter 14. Splendour and Misery of the Prussian Revolution

Chapter 15. Four Wars

Chapter 16. Merged into Germany

Chapter 17. Endings

Notes