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during the Battle of Domašov Seven Years' War was the first big military success of Ernst Gideon von Laudon, which made Prussian King Frederick the Great finish the siege of Olomouc and leave Moravia?
wine industry in the Barossa Valley (pictured) was founded by German immigrants fleeing persecution from the Prussian province of Silesia?
in north-eastern Augustów Canal Poland (pictured) was built in order to circumvent high customs duties introduced by Prussia for the transit of goods to the Baltic Sea?
allowed Alvensleben Convention Russian troops to cross the Prussian border in pursuit of Polish revolutionaries of the 1863 January Uprising?
French ironclad Jeanne d'Arc (model pictured) was part of a squadron of French ships that attempted to blockade Prussian ports in the Baltic Sea in 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War?
was to be a symbol of Imperial Castle in Poznań Prussian power but was lost to Poland only eight years after its completion?
the real objective of the 1732
, where Treaty of Three Black Eagles Prussia, Austria and Russia agreed to support the Portuguese Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém in elections to the Polish throne, was to create a rift between France and Prussia?
the Polish town of
was the venue of a meeting between Dzierżoniów Poland, Prussia, Holland and Austria during the Great Turkish War?
signaled both Treaty of Reichenbach Prussia's first retreat from the policies of Frederick the Great, as well as the beginning of its decline?
was born in Paul Neumann Prussia but served in the legislatures of both California and the Kingdom of Hawaii?
despite much preparation by
Prussia, , one of the largest defence complexes in Toruń Fortress Central and Eastern Europe, did not play a significant role in World War I?
, one of the leading European papers of the late 18th century Courier du Bas-Rhin Enlightenment period, and the main rivals of the Gazette de Leyde, was significantly controlled by the Prussian government?
Berlinka (pictured) was a partially constructed highway built by Nazi Germany that was intended to span the Polish Corridor from Berlin to Königsberg, Prussia?
Prussian noble was kidnapped by the order of Christian Ludwig von Kalckstein Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, and later tried and executed for treason?
Prussian military bandmaster is credited with composing the Franz von Eckert harmony to the national anthems of both Japan and the Empire of Korea?
, Marcin Dunin primate of Poland, was once interned and arrested by the Prussian authorities?
, Martynas Jankus Lithuanian journalist and "Patriarch of Lithuania Minor", was penalized around forty times by Prussian authorities for his public activities?
produced many of his plays under Prince George pseudonyms, most of his audiences were unaware a Prussian prince was behind them?
Thomas Carlyle, Prussia's victory in the minor wrecked the Battle of Hoyerswerda 1759 campaign of the anti-Prussian coalition in the Seven Years' War?
was first quartic reciprocity conjectured by Swiss mathematician Euler in 1748–1750, but not proved until 1836–37 by Prussian mathematician Jacobi?
Prussian general commanded the Friedrich August Peter von Colomb Prussian forces throughout the Greater Poland Uprising of 1848?
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