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About Schleswig-Holstein

The Province of Schleswig-Holstein was part of the Kingdom of Prussia from 1868 to 1946. After World War I, the Kingdom of Prussia changed its name to the Free State of Prussia.

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 states in Germany. It is made up of most of the Duchy of Holstein and the southern part of the Duchy of Schleswig. Other cities that are important are Lubeck and Flensburg. Its capital city is Kiel.

[slesvi hlsten] is the name of the area in Danish. It is also called Sleswick-Holsatia in more old English. People in the North Frisian language call the name Slaswik-Holstiinj. The name in the Low German language is Sleswig-Holsteen. There was once a bigger area called Schleswig-Holstein that included both Schleswig-Holstein and the former South Jutland County (Northern Schleswig, which is now part of the Region of Southern Denmark).

For a while, Schleswig was part of Denmark, but it broke away from Denmark in the 12th century and became its own duchy. It was next to Holstein, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire at the time. Beginning in 1460, the Duke of Schleswig and Holstein ruled both Schleswig and Holstein as one country. In the 19th century, Denmark and Prussia both thought they had a right to Schleswig-Holstein, which was mostly made up of people who were German. The Schleswig-Holstein Question was the name given to the long-term political and territorial dispute that came about. In 1848, Denmark tried to make the area its own. Following the invasion, the First Schleswig War was started, which led to the signing of the 1852 London Protocol. But in 1864, the Second Schleswig War broke out. This time, Prussia won, and the land was taken over by it. Over 50 years later, after the Germans lost the war, the Allies asked that the question of who should own the land be put to a vote (the 1920 Schleswig plebiscites). This led to the return of some land to Denmark.

It took in more than a million refugees after World War II.

Today, Schleswig-economy Holstein's is known for its farming, such as its Holstein cows, which are dairy cows. It is near the Atlantic Ocean, which makes it a good place to trade and build ships. It is also the site of the Kiel Canal. It gets a lot of energy from its offshore oil wells and wind farms. Fishing is a big part of the country's economy, and it's what makes its food so unique and special. It is a favourite place for Germans to visit.

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