Quiz: Do You Know What Became of Prussia?
Do You Know What Became of Prussia?
By: John Miller
Image: The Armchair Historian

About This Quiz

For thousands of years, Europe has been a linchpin of world events, with its cultural diversity and political conflicts often taking the center stage. Prussia was, for much of that time, quite literally in the middle of the fray. Its famous royal and military leaders became enduring legends … and in some ways, they now feel like myths, because Prussia no longer exists. In this confounding quiz, do you really think you understand what happened to Prussia?

Don’t call it “Russia with a P,” because Prussia really isn’t inextricably linked to either the Soviets or the Russians. The country did, however, share much of its history with another European force. Do you know the country that is forever tied to the fate of Prussia and its peoples?

Prussia was a nearly ancient entity, one that took multiple forms in its history. Like so many European powers, Prussia was dominated by the crown for hundreds of years. In the 19th century, though, revolutions swept many parts of the globe. Do you know the governments that followed the kings of this nation’s early history?

Events in Prussia unfolded quickly at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. What had once been a fairly stable empire crumbled into a state of decay … and new political forces seized control. Do you recall how Great War and World War II affected Prussia?

Take our Prussia quiz now! We’ll find out if you really understand how this once-mighty region disappeared into the dustbin of history!

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