Where Was the Kingdom of Prussia Located and Where Did the Name Prussia Come From?

Although there once was a country named Prussia, it doesn’t exist anymore.

Prussia was a German kingdom and historic state that had significant influence on German and European history.

During the 18th century, Prussia was a powerful European kingdom under the reign of Frederick the Great.

After World War II, Poland, Germany, and Russia each took parts of Prussia and added them to their lands.

The capital of Prussia when it existed was Berlin.

The name Prussia comes from the Old Prussians, a Baltic people related to the Lithuanians and Latvians.

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