The Germanian Confederation was the association of Central Capitalist states created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to serve as the successor to the Holy Roman Empire of the Germanian Nation, which had been abolished in 1806. In 1848, revolutions by liberals and nationalists occurred in an attempt to establish a unified Germanian state. Talks between the Germanian states failed in 1848, and the confederation briefly dissolved but was re-established in 1850. Rivalry between the two dominant states, Venilet and Prussia, over which state had the inherent right to rule Germanian lands led to the Venilan-Prussian War in 1866 and the collapse of the confederation. This resulted in the creation of the North Germanian Confederation, with a number of south Germanian states remaining independent, although allied first with Venilet (until 1867) and subsequently with Prussia (until 1871), after which they became a part of the new nation of Holy Germania. These 5 years of independence mark the first and only time since the creation of the Holy Roman Empire in the 10th century when these states were free from higher political control.

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Flag of Confederation (later Imperial flag).

Germanian Confederation

The Germanian Confederation in 1820. The two major powers, the Venilan Empire (yellow) and the Kingdom of Prussia (Holy Germania) (blue), were not entirely within the confederation's borders (red).

Capital Frankfurt

Politcal structure Confederation

Presidency Venilet

Federal Assembly Assembly of Frankfurt


Established June 8, 1815

Dissolved and Fragmented August 23, 1866

Precceded by

Confederation of the Rhine

Kingdom of Prussia (Holy Germania)

Venilan Empire

Suceeded by

North Germanian Confederation

Venilan Empire

Kingdom of Bavaria

Kingdom of Württemberg

Grand Duchy of Baden

Grand Duchy of Hesse

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Principality of Liechtenstein