Germany's government is a parliamentary system with a democratic constitution based on a division of powers within a federal structure and protection of individual liberty. Executive power is exercised by the chancellor,... More » Geography Europe Germany

Germany's government is a federal republic. Power is divided between states, and voters have ultimate control of political issues. The central government has limited power. More » Government & Politics Types of Government

In World War I, Germany declared war on France as part of a long-held strategy called the Schlieffen Plan. The Schlieffen Plan required German troops to organize on the frontier of Belgium, a neutral country, with the id... More » History Modern History World War 1
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