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Germanys loss of territory by Arminius1871 Germanys loss of territory by Arminius1871
Newer version of this old bad one: www.deviantart.com/art/The-mut…
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Notice: This map was not created to offend anyone, but to educate and show historical facts,
constructive criticism is always welcome, hate-comments not. If you find a mistake, let me know
it in the comments.
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This is a map showing the territories that Germany, and german-speaking territories that Austria lost,
between 1919 and today.

You can see a short region information in the boxes around the map in the center,
I´ll just list up the regions here. Btw. Not all regions were 100% settled with Germans
obviously (like Posen, West Prussia, the region around Metz etc.), but I showed
the political borders mostly.
I also wanna clearly mention, that the expulsion in the east was mainly the fault of
Stalin and Soviet Russia, and for example the Poles themselves were expelled by them
from their eastern territories. Only partly local forces helped the Russians, but usually
not mainly.
Another fact is, that some Germans were left in the east, and moved out later
(60s, 70s or around 1990), mostly in the Sudetenland or southeastern Europe and Silesia.

Memelland
Ostpreußen (East Prussia)
Danzig
Westpreußen (West Prussia)
Posen
Pommern (Pommerania)
Ostbrandenburg/ Neumark
Schlesien (Silesia)
Sudetenland
Österreich (Austria)
Kleine österreichische Gebietsverluste (smaller german-speaking regions around Austria)
Südtirol (South Tyrol)
Elsass-Lothringen (Alsace-Lorraine)
Saarland
Eupen-Malmedy
Nordschleswig (North Slesvig)
Berlin
DDR (GDR/ East Germany)
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Not included are all the settlement areas/ language islands of the Germans spread
all over Europe, just the political regions and the ones German-Austria didn´t get
and bordered it. Germans lived everywhere in the east even at the Wolga River
in Russia or at the Caucasus mountains.
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For more information, check:

Treaty of Versailles:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_o…

Potsdam conference:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potsdam_…

Yalta conference:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yalta_Co…

Expulsion of the Germans:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_a…
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Special thanks to :iconlehnaru: for help with the references (I was allowed to use some of his
maps to get accurate borders, but ofc everything was completely made new by me), support
and information, thanks so much :3
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:iconbraziliannationalist:
BrazilianNationalist Featured By Owner May 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
M E M E  L L A N D
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 6, 2019
Indeed XD
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:iconinteristak:
Interistak Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2019
When were Germans murdered instead of expulsed?
Why do you call the return of Posen and West Prussia to Poland in 1945, after 5 years of occupation, an "annexion"? 
Apart from this propaganda/mistakes, nice work.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019
During the process also massacres happened and at the beginning you had wild expulsions,
not ordered ones as the Americans wanted. around 2 million Germans died that way.

It doesn´t matter if the return was rightful or not, it was an annexation. It´s meant objective not as propaganda.
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:iconinteristak:
Interistak Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019
Fine, I will read about the massacres, I know the incidents must have happened but the scale of 2 million seems impossible...


Okay, maybe it's just a matter of language. The point is 'annexation' is generally perceived as an illegal/agrresive act, and 'return' as an rightful/justified one. So the map suggests it was always rightful when Germany gained any land and at the same time wrongful when the other countries did so. That's why I wrote 'propaganda'.  To remain objective you should use either (annexed by Poland/annexed by Germany) either (Germany's loss/return to Germany).
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019
Alright.


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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
It's actually really sad to see all those once-German territories just ... 'disappear'. :/
Let's hope for a future anschluss on a massive scale! xD
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019
It wouldn´t be good now, it would mean other people get expulsed. Al I want is respect for those Germans^^
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I agree. ^^

Hey, Arminius? I know this is quite a change of subject, lol, but are you open for requests or point-commissions?
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019
Sadly no I got not enough time for it
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Student Digital Artist
What a shame. I know the feeling all too well myself, lol.
Thanks anyway. ^^
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:icon419419:
419419 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019
It's baffling that despite these huge territorial losses, Germany was strongest economy in the Europe even before reunification.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019
Quality > Quantity^^
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Student Digital Artist
That is very correct.
The Germans are world-known for their superior quality of products. Respect! :D
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:icondentlos:
Dentlos Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This loss of territory is outrageous. We should petition the UN to restore Germany borders to the way they should be.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019
We cant change that anymore, it would cause new wars and hate.
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:iconkreiviskai:
kreiviskai Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
They totally deserved it
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018
I don´t think any civilians from any side deserved this.
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:iconkreiviskai:
kreiviskai Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, but there is no such thing as 'civilians' when it comes to politics, Allies had enemies and they did anything to weaken Central Powers.
Also, germans did so much pain and destruction to many countries in WW2 so I'm think it is miracle that german nation and german state still exist
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Well but then they can´t claim they were better than Nazis, if they do the same shit.

Just think about North Korea, they have a criminal government, if we defeat them
should we expell and murder 1/4 of all civilians, because they had a dictator?
Ofc not, that´s dumb.
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:iconkreiviskai:
kreiviskai Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
North Korea didnt kill millions of my people, y'know
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Every single man and woman is only guilty for the own deeds,
to say the entire 80 million people are guilty is dumb.

Especially now in 2018, the war ended 70 years ago, the last ones living were kids or maximal teenagers.
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:iconaleksandr-2:
Aleksandr-2 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great map but you misspelled Yalta in the description 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Thanks, corrected!
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:icondutch-patriot:
Dutch-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Love our germanic brothers

Stay strong
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
Thanks man :)
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KaradzicsBlankMaps Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best day of my life
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
And that´s why Germans like Serbians so much :D
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:iconardolon:
Ardolon Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Mir ist gerade aufgefallen das du anstatt die Flagge von Posen die Flagge von der Grenzmark Posen-Westpreußen benutzt hast.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
Vielen Dank, habs korrigiert!
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
Oh das muss ich mal korrigieren, danke!
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:iconredburrie:
redburrie Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
RIP big Germany Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah!  
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
reee
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:iconredburrie:
redburrie Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
SO SAD
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Yes :/
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:iconredburrie:
redburrie Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
and Nazi Germany Crying Tenkei animation (Undertale OC emoticon) Crying Tenkei animation (Undertale OC emoticon) 
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:icongdspatheii:
GDSPatheII Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Why is Sudetenland counted as part of Germany? I mean I get Alsace Lorraine Western Poland and Austria to some extent but, The Sudetenland wasn't a part of German state (and no I don't count the HRE) but, even if you do count that the region was always part of an Austrian State or Bohemia and while the Anslusch was arguably legitimate the Munich Treaty was basically Britain and France throwing the Czechoslovaks under a bus to buy themselves more time to rearm, and I doubt was legal under international law (modern) so presonally I don't think it should be included in this map.
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:iconbenji5009:
benji5009 Featured By Owner May 3, 2018
Sudetenland had many Germans, and Austria wanted more german administration where they could get it in imperial times.
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Do you believe in the self-determination of peoples or not? The Germans in the Sudetenland wanted to join Germany.
It would´ve come much earlier to Germany, if it was part of a state that wasn´t controlled by Germans (Austria-Hungary),
because as long as Austria ruled, there was no need to split it up. But suddenly they were a minority and not treated well
by the new rulers.

Britain knew very well that the dictate of Versailles was too extreme, the USA didn´t even sign it. So they agreed to the
treaty of Munich, because it was righteous and yes ofc another reason was appeasement. But this appeasement came only up
because Britain was rather pro-german in the interwar era.

But for the chart itself it doesn´t really matter how long it was in Germany, it was, so I show it ofc.
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:icongdspatheii:
GDSPatheII Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Austria Hungary was controlled by Germans? Does Hungary not count? And no personally I don't believe in Self-determination its a great idea yes it is also always either the first or second thing thrown under the bus when it comes to politics (human rights is the first). Yes, the Brits thought Versaille was too extreme. But, really do you think it was a coincidence when the French really kicked their rearmament program into high gear following Munich? or that Britain accelerated their own programs? The Western allies throw the Czechs under a bus because they felt they needed more time to re-arm what the Sudeten-Germans or the Czechs be damned
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Hungary was in a personal union with Austria, they had no king. So yes.

Well if you don´t believe in the self-determination, what is your problem with Germany annexing Czechia then? ;)
I see you have a huge bias and double-standard. No matter what the reasons were, why Britain did it,
it was still a right decision for the people living there. Or are Germans people of second class for you?
Are german victims less of a value than others?

They simply should´ve allowed German-Austria to exist (with all bordering german-speaking lands) and to united with
Germany and make referendums in all other regions. But a dictate obviously never leads to peace.
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:icongdspatheii:
GDSPatheII Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
I don't know maybe it had something to do with breaking a treaty you signed less than six months ago.=P (Razz)  Yes, they simply should have allowed German-Austria to exist it's not like you guys just lost a war or something and were negotiating on the backfoot. Tell me why the Entente should be lenient after they had won a war? 

And no it wasn't the right decision for the people living there because the Allies had put their foot down and went to war it would have saved the lives of how many people again? At the bare minimum some 20+ million Ukrainians, Belurains, and Russians, what 12 million Poles, 6 million Jews, and 1.5 million other minorities killed during WW2. Are Slavs lesser peoples in your eyes is saving untold millions from death worth having the Sudetenland? 
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
I think our opinions are too different and therefor it is just a waste of time to talk on.
But thanks for the short discussion, have a nice day!
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:iconkingtyger19:
KingTyger19 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
What happened to the Germans after the second world war was a genocide
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Yes and I think it´s not ok that always the civilians are punished, no matter if they supported the gov or not.
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:iconkingtyger19:
KingTyger19 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
yes, civilians do not deserve to be punished for the actions of the government
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:iconarminius1871:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017
I always compare it to North Korea. The people only hear national propaganda, nothing from outside. Should we slaughter them down, if Kim causes crimes or bullshit? ofc not. And also the silesian farmer wife or the old prussian boatsman never decided to have a world war. And yet they get killed for it.
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:iconatomikreeper:
AtomiKreeper Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
It's sad that Germany's still existing tho. 
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:iconalfredfwilliams:
AlfredFWilliams Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You: Germany is the absolute worst! I hate it so much!
Also you:  ALTERNATE HISTORY: AXIS VICTORY MAP (1963) by AtomiKreeper
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:iconatomikreeper:
AtomiKreeper Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
So because I think Germany's trash, i cannot enjoy alternate history ?
Confederate victories are only written by racists, and soviet victory of the cold war are only written by communists ?
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