Preussens Gloria - unknown band
Because this has been stuck in my head for 36 hours and needs to leave now.
There’s just something about the cymbal crashes in German military music that is absolutely hilarious. Don’t ask me.
If a Tumblr Nazi or Fascism Fangirl or Hetalia fan likes this, so help me god I will find you and call down the wrath of anon.
Today in Prussian history: January 18th
The first King In Prussia, Frederik I. (Friedrich I.), gets crowned and the torn territory Brandenburg-Prussia becomes the Kingdom Of Prussia.
Frederik I. (former Elector Frederik III.) raised the political importance of his country and lay the foundation of the centralized state Prussia, which later ascended into a major power in Europe under his successors.
At that time, only the pope had the power to acknowledge the regality of rulers and allocate the titles “King” or “Emperor”. But Prussia was Lutheran since 1525 and the father of Frederick I., “The Great Elector” (“Der Große Kurfürst”), once represented the Protestant party against the papacy.
So there was no chance for the Elector Friedrich III. to be entitled of having an own kingdom and being called “King Of Prussia”.
He convinced the Holy Roman Emperor that Prussia could be ruled as an own kingdom, independently from the Holy Roman Empire and the pope.
That is basically the reason why his title was Friedrich I. In Prussia, instead of King Friedrich I. Of Prussia.
Portrait of Friedrich I. (1657-1713), around 1701
by Friedrich Wilhelm Heidemann (1668-1750)
A few facts I remembered from history class and researched to not make any wrong statements.
This is a very short version and was extremely hard to translate.
I also apologize for the childish wording, my English is far from professional.
So this Holocaust survivor came to my school today to talk about his life and at one point he said he got deported (or transferred) to Königreich.
And I was so confused I kept thinking, ‘what the hell is Königreich?’ and I just realized that he meant Königreich Preußen. AKA Prussia.
So now I’m really fucking depressed because back then Prussia was still more or less a country and now it doesn’t exist anymore so yeah.