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During Abraham Lincoln's lifetime, Germany was not a unified state but a region encompassing a loose collection of autonomous states that roughly conformed to the former Holy Roman Empire. The largest and most powerful of these states was Prussia. During Lincoln's presidency, Prussia would began the process of unifying the disparate German states under its leadership, culminating in the creation of the German Empire in 1870.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 437-40; Courtlandt Canby, The Encyclopedia of Historic Places (New York: Facts on File, 1984), 1:330-32.