Germany will rise like the past. A glorious empire built to last

Let me tell you this, ain't no mystery. Wilhelm the Great shall go down in history!

German Empire-icon Kaiser Wilhelm II during a rap battle in 1914
Not to be confused with Reichtangle.

The German Empireball, or the Second Reichball, is actually the countryball that created Reichtangle was Germany-icon Germanyball from 1871 to 1918. His glory days started from the Unification of Germany in 1871 to the abdication of November 1918, when he became a weak Germany-icon Federal republic (Weimar Republicball). He was known for his strong culture and good diplomacy.


Unification (1815-1871)

German Stateballs had been divided for centuries, but it was only after the Enlightenment and French Revolutions displayed nationalist ideas for the first time, did a sense of German nationalism begin to inspire the various German stateballs. Their conquest by Napoleonic Franceball in the Napoleonic Wars had reorganized them into 39 stateballs by the time of the Congress of Vienna in 1815, under the German Confederation to replace the dissolved old HRE-icon HREball's rule. This new German Confederation was led by Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball (Habsburgball) and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball, the two strongest states in the Confederation.

However, as time went by Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball's influence waned and Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball's grew steadily. The 1848 liberal revolutions had the effect of boosting Germanic nationalism and a sense of unity, but Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball was too conservative, so he declined the offer of the crown of a liberal unified Germany (with a constitutional monarchy only), that had been offered to him by the Congress of Frankfurt that year. Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball changed his mind about unification by setting about accomplishing it with "Blood and Iron" under Bismarckian ideals. In 1864 Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball and Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball attacked Denmark-icon Denmarkball for Schlewsigball and Holsteinball, who were about to be annexed into Denmark-icon Denmarkball's dominions despite their German ethnicity. This cooperation was later dissolved in 1866 when Kingdom of Prussia-icon Prussiaball with help from Kingdom of Italyball turned on Austrian Empire-icon Austrian Empireball and his satellites, forcing him to cede his hegemony over the German stateballs like Hanoverball, who was annexed into the North German Confederationball in 1867.

France-icon Franceball was becoming alarmed at the new tilt of power, so made a ham-fisted attempt to intervene in the Austro-Prussian Brothers' War which came too little too late; then in 1868 demanded that Spain-icon Spainball not accept a German dynasty to rule him. The tensions erupted after North German Confederationball published an inflammatory telegram (the Ems dispatch) in 1870, provoking France-icon Franceball to declare war. France-icon Franceball was overconfident, and got overrun by the German stateballs' armies and defeated at Sedan and Metz. It was in his Palace of Versailles, in 1871 that the South German stateballs were drawn into the union, and the German Empireball was proclaimed there.

Bismarckian era, and Kulturkampf (1871-1890)

The end of the Franco-Prussian war saw France-icon Franceball wracked by a civil insurgency in the form of the Paris Commune, and the treaty of Frankfort in 1871 that ended hostilities forced her to pay reparations and give the German Empireball Alsace-Lorraine, making her a sworn enemy of the German Empireball. However, the reparations were paid swiftly, and German Empireball ended his occupation of France-icon Franceball as early as 1873. Her quick economic recovery startled him too; from now on they would be in a race to out-do each other.

German Empireball knew he had to keep a delicate balance of power in Europe in order to maintain peace towards his new state; so he signed the League of the Three Emperors (Dreikaiserbund) in 1879 after a war-scare with France-icon Franceball in 1875 almost led to an intervention by UK-icon UKball and Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball, who threatened war in the 1876-78 Balkan crisis. Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball and Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball now sided with German Empireball, who drew in Italian-Empire-icon Italyball into a 'Triple Alliance' in 1882. Around this time he began a policy of 'Kulturkampf'; of encouraging Protestant, Germanic cultures over Catholicism, making it unpopular with the southern German Stateballs like Bavaria-icon Bavariaball, who remained autonomous in monarchial governance. Jew-icon Jewcubes in the Reich were also targeted. The policy stifled the growth of democracy in German Empireball that would lay the foundations for the authoritarian regimes of the next century.

German Empireball also hosted the 1884 Berlin Conference, to divide African clay up amongst the Great Powers, and at a subsequent 1885 Congo Conference voted to give Belgium-icon Belgiumball the Congo region. By now, German Empireball was at the heart of a network of alliances and emerging as the world's foremost developer of industrial output, eclipsing UK-icon UKball. Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball was allied via the 1887 Reinsurance Treaty, a renewal of the 1879 pact, France-icon Franceball remained diplomatically isolated, and UK-icon UKball was only a friendly rival. However, in 1888, he had a change of personality and became a brash, sabre-rattling brute instead of the suave statesman he was before.

Wilhelmine era; The Arms race and Tensions (1890-1914)

In 1890, German Empireball received Heligoland from UK-icon UKball, but he then refused to renew the Alliance with Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball, and as such, Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball was drawn closer to France-icon Franceball, who became allies in 1894, as both were suspicious of German Emireball's new attitude of sabre-rattling, France-icon Franceball, having broken out of the quarantine, now began to draw closer to UK-icon UKball, culminating in the Entente Cordiale in 1904. This was mainly due to German Empireball's new naval buildups, trying to challenge UK-icon UKball's dominance of the high seas with his fleets. His colonial policies caused friction too, with him being able to claim only small pieces of clay, despite his claim to want a 'place in the sun'. He caused friction with UK-icon UKball in the Boer War by sending the Kruger telegram to Transvaal-icon Transvaalball. He was part of the 1897 international dispatch to Crete, then he took Tsingtao from Qing-icon Qing Chinaball forcibly, then he purchased some islands from Spain-icon Spainball in the Pacific, then he was part of the 1900 Expedition in response to the Boxer Rebellion, leading to international outrage from German Empireball's orders to 'take no prisoners', leading to his nickname, 'The Hun'.

In 1905 German Empireball provoked a Moroccan crisis by sending reaffirmation to Morocco-icon Moroccoball in the face of France-icon Franceball's claims to his clay. However, German Empireball was humiliated at the 1906 Algeciras conference, where UK-icon UKball, France-icon Franceball, Spain-icon Spainball, Italian-Empire-icon Italyball, and Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball stood against him. He was forced to withdraw, and his two allies of Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball and Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball came into conflict in the Balkans, with the 1908 Bosnia crisis, where German Empireball stood alone in backing Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball's annexation. At the same time, German Empireball began investing in Ottoman-icon Ottoman Empireball, despite his state as the 'Sick Man of Europe'. Meanwhile, UK-icon UKball and Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball drew together in 1907 to complete his encirclement, as nations across Europe worried about their new sabre-rattling neighbor. During the Balkan Wars which destabilized the delicate balance of power in the Balkans, German Empireball remained oblivious, instigating only another Moroccan crisis which turned out like the first one, ending with France-icon Franceball establishing a protectorate over Morocco-icon Moroccoball, and drawing closer to UK-icon UKball.

So when the July Crisis broke out in mid-1914 after Serbia-icon Serbiaball shot Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball's archduke, German Empireball's "Blank Cheque" support of the ailing Empire saw him come into conflict with Serbia-icon Serbiaball's ally Russian-Empire2-icon Russian Empireball, and his ally France-icon Franceball, beginning the war to end all wars.

The Great War (1914-1918)

Initially, German Empireball used his Schlieffen Plan; to attack France-icon Franceball through Belgium-icon Belgiumball and Luxembourg-icon Luxembourgball, bypassing her fortifications and ending up in Paris, then turning his armies east to fight Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball, who would take longer to mobilize fully. But Belgium-icon Belgiumball turned out to be more resistant than expected, and UK-icon UKball intervened on the Entente side, along with his Dominions and colonies, sending a BEF to France-icon Franceball's clay. German Empireball made good progress through Belgium-icon Belgiumball's clay, occupying most of it and committing atrocities in Louvain and Antwerp against civilians, claiming they were guerilla fighters. As France-icon Franceball withdrew her troops from Alsace to fight the German Empireball coming through Belgium, UK-icon UKball stepped in at the 1st Battle of Mons to defend the corner of Flanders still held in Allied hands (Ypres Lives!). Russian-Empire-icon Russiaball occupied East Prussia, so German Empireball had to divert troops to fight him from the advance on Paris. France-icon Franceball rushed out in taxis to defeat German Empireball at the Miracle of the Marne, stopping his advance at the gates of Paris. They then raced to the sea, digging entrenched positions along the way, and by November, trenches stretched from Switzerland-icon Switzerlandball clay to the North Sea.

In 1915, renewed offensives were made a Neuve-Chapelle and Mons try and throw the Germans off France-icon Franceball's clay. The Allies had overrun all of German Empireball's colonies overseas, and UK-icon UKball had blockaded the North Sea, starving German Empireball at home. Russian-Empire2-icon Russian Empireball was facing defeat after defeat and despite the entry of Italy onto the Entente side, the Balkans had fallen to the Central Powers, and Ottoman-icon Ottomanball was on their side now. German Empireball had to send troops to prop up his allies in the Balkans and Eastern Fronts (looking at you, Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball) and by 1916, the stalemate had lasted over a year on the Western Front. The opposing belligerents were evenly matched, with occasional charges over the top, through no man's land into enemy machine guns. Their fleets jarred at Jutland. As the massive offensives of Verdun and the Somme, at Passchendale and Cambrai saw tens of thousands of casualties on both sides on French soil, the Allies looked to convince USA-icon USAball to join the war. The announcement of the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare by German Empireball and his 1917 Zimmerman Telegram to Mexico-icon Mexicoball resulted in USA-icon USAball declaring war on him; but at the same time, the exhausted Russian-Empire-icon2 Russian Empireball had a revolution. German Empireball infected him with communism, resulting in a civil war, and Russian SFSR (old)-icon RSFSRball's signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk in 1918, giving German Empireball tons of new clay and puppet stateballs in the East.

By spring 1918, however, German Empireball was also exhausted, and the Allied blockade affected the flow of supplies unilaterally. It was now a race to deploy his forces in the East westward before USA-icon USAball could arrive in full force; he made several great pushes in the Ludendorff Offensives that spring, but they ultimately broke down due to supply overstretch before Amiens, and when USA-icon USAball arrived, the Allies pushed back relentlessly in the Hundred Days' Offensive, breaking through German Empireball's Hindenburg defensive line. His allies collapsed starting with Bulgaria-icon Bulgariaball in September, then Austria-Hungary-icon Austria-Hungaryball and Ottoman-icon Ottomanball, and finally, German Empireball's troops mutinied, his navy scuttled itself, and he was forced to sue for peace, signing an armistice on the 11th of November 1918 that came into effect at 11 am that day, ending the Great War. A month before the surrender of Germany, an uprising happened known as German Revolution of 1918-1919. The Kaiser had by now abdicated, fleeing to neutral Netherlands-icon Netherlandsball's clay, and his stupid Brother Germany-icon Germanyball (Weimar Republicball) was forced to pay the price for his Brother's defeat in the war, leading to another Great War some 20 years later.

How to draw

Drawing the German Empire is simple:

  1. Divide the circle shape into three horizontal stripes
  2. Color them black, white and red
  3. Draw the eyes and you are finished.


Der Kaiser

  • ReichTime Reichtangle - he is Kaiser, Ich can nicht disobey Vhy do you want to Anschluss Polen? 


Central Powers

    • Poland-iconBecause you keep trying to anschluss me!
    • German Empire-iconI think you are confusing me with the Kaiser, Reichtangle.
  • Bolivia-icon Boliviaball helped with his money.
  • HRE-icon Holy Roman Empireball - I miss you! I attempted to resurrect him. I beg, plead, and CRY OUT to God for you to come back! Please! I really miss you! *cries very softly*
  • Argentina-icon Argentinaball - One of my first freunds, ich help her with her army and then she helped me at WW1 giving me supplies.

Central Powers' client states



  • Nazi-icon Nazi Germanyball - You made an attempt to continue my empire by adapting my colors and appealing to the upper class, but you mass murdered your way into doing so und banned Monarchist parties und even made me lose East Prussia.


Triple Entente

  • UK-icon UKball - YOU STUPID ISLAND! YOU ONLY WON BECAUSE OF COLONIES! YOU RUIN SCHLIEFFEN PLAN FUK YOU! but I like you because you hate France now
  • Russian-Empire-icon Russian Empireball - I kicked your ass so hard! Too bad the habsburgs were terrible on the brusilov offensive. Also, your army in the Osowiec Fortress shocked me.
  • USA-icon USAball - STUPID BURGER! ICH COULD HAVE WON THE WAR IF YOU DID NOT INTO JOININGS! Vell at zhe beggining we were Friends and you also hate zat Nazi-icon Racist Arschloch.
  • Belgium-icon Belgiumball - Raped you and your libraries so hard HAHA! Wouldn't have happened IF YOU WOULD JUST LET ME PASS MEIN 750,000 SOLDIERS THROUGH YOUR CLAY TO DEFEAT FRANKREICH 2 times...ich should’ve gone by sea and flank France from behind. Stupid mich
  • Kingdom of Romania-icon Kingdom of Romaniaball - TRANSILVANIA IS OF THE MAGYARS! LEAVE THEM ALONE! but we can into beings part of Hohenzollern House
  • Kingdom of Serbia-icon Kingdom of Serbiaball - You started this war and killed the archduke.
  • Namibia-icon Namibiaball - He hates me for "committing genocide" But you were not obeying me!!!
  • Italian-Empire-icon Kingdom of Italyball and Mexico-icon MexicoballWE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ALLIES BUT THEN BOTH OF YOU BETRAYED ME!!! THIS IS WHY I LOST WW1!!! FICK YOU SO MUCH!!! Wow... both of you hate each other because your flags are mixed up? BRING IT ON!!! BOTH SHALL PAY FOR BETARYING ME!
  • Kingdom of Greece-iconKingdom of GreeceballYOU HAD ONE JOB!! AND THAT WAS TO STAY NEUTRAL. WHY YOU MARRY KAISER'S SISTER BUT YOU JOIN TRIPLE ENTENTE???? (He is suffering economically modern day. PAY DEBTS, hahaha)
  • Portugal-icon Portugalball - You of irrelevant, but still FICK DICH FOR DECLARING WAR ON ME!!! (He is also suffering economically modern day. PAY DEBTS, hahaha)
  • Brazil-icon Brazilball - I DON’T CARE FOR YOUR SHIPS !!!
  • Denmark-icon Denmarkball - How did you get parts of Holstein when you didn't even fight the war?
  • Japanese-Empire-icon Empire of Japanball - You are of stupid otaku crazy men and colony stealers! YOU EVEN DID WORSE WHEN NAZI ALLIED WITH YOU!!!! I SAW YOUR RISE AND DOWNFALL..... IT WAS WORSE THAN MINE
  • Australia-icon Australiaball - YOU STEALED FROM ME THE Papua New Guineaball !!!
  • New Zealand-icon New Zealandball - YOU STEALED FROM ME THE Samoa-icon Samoaball !!!
  • Samoa-icon Samoaball - YOU ARE A PART OF ME!! REMOVE INDEPENDENCE OF SAMOA!!!!! 




See also

Work-icon Related templates Language-icon
Denmark-icon Kingdom of LEGO Denmark Denmark-icon
Parts Denmark-icon DenmarkballFaroe-icon Faroe Islandsball (Tórshavn-icon Tórshavnball) • Greenland-icon Greenlandball (template)
Regions Copenhagen-icon Copenhagenball (Bornholm-icon Bornholmball) • Central Denmark Region-icon Central Denmark RegionballNorth Denmark Region-icon North Denmark RegionballZealand-icon (Denmark) ZealandballSouthern Denmark Region-icon Southern Denmark Regionball
Former entities 2-icon Migrants from South (Prehistoric Europeans)Norwegian-Empire-icon VikingballKalmar Union-icon Kalmar UnionballDenmark-icon Denmark-Norwayball

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