February 25th 1947: Prussia ceases to exist

On this day in 1947, the state of Prussia, which had existed since 1525, ceased to exist. Prussia was a German kingdom, and in the nineteenth century became its most powerful state, rising in strength to challenge other established European powers. Otto von Bismarck aimed to unite all German states under the domination of Prussia, which was achieved through the German Unification Wars (Austro-Prussian War 1866 & Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871). As Prussia merged with Germany it lost its distinctive identity and in 1918 the royalty abdicated and nobility lost most of its political power. Under Nazi rule, Prussia lost its identity even more, with centralisation policies removing its autonomy. Prussia lost some territory in the post-war division of Germany into zones and the Western allies sought its full abolition. This was secured in Law 46 by the Allied Control Council, citing Prussia’s association with past militarism as the reason. Former Prussian territory was then re-organised. Prussia has since been vilified by Germans as a symbol of the militarism and obedience that led to the Nazi rise to power.

  • me: hey immigrants aren't literally evil this is a very basic lukewarm statement thats also true
  • nazi sympathizer: I hate immigrants, also I just realized youre antifa so you must be unemployed and live with your parents
  • me: ... are you actually suggesting people would be pro fascism if they worked and lived alone?
  • me: are you saying the only good people, the people against fascism, are unemployed and live with their families?
  • me: do you realize what you just said lmao?
  • nazi sympathizer: i see nothing wrong with fascism, doesn't hurt me.
  • me: and we're the bad guys over here not literally preaching genocide in your book, wow ok.
  • me: this just in yall, the only way to be against fascism, and literal genocide, is to be unemployed and live with your parents, which is apparently a bad thing now.

Details: The RUF RtR Narrow

The idea behind the 218 mph Ruf turbo Rennsport (RtR) is to build a Turbo-Coupé, which fulfills all needs of an enthusiastic sports car driver.

The RtR projects its 802bhp via an all-wheel drive system, deployed onto the road by ultra-wide 255mm (front) and 325mm (rear) tires. At high speeds, increased downforce comes from the motorsport-derived rear spoiler, while braking is attained by carbon ceramic discs, measuring 410mm front and 390mm rear, with six-piston calipers on the front discs and four-piston calipers acting on the rear. The powertrain is a well-proven 3.8-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder unit, featuring a dry sump lubrication system with external oil tank.