German elements in Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein form government (47 words)

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After Frederick VII of Denmark announces that Schleswig would be incorporated into Danish territory under the terms of a new liberal constitution, the German-speaking majority population in the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein rebel and form a government. Prussia recognises the autonomy of the Duchies from Denmark.

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Editors. "German elements in Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein form government". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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