Prussian phenomenon and its historical distortion

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The article deals with the phenomenon of Prussia. Once, Prussia had been the largest continental Protestant state in Europe. The main issue of this phenome-non is that upon the tragic events of the World War II Prussian history and herit-age had been considerably distorted, in order to compensate somehow for the dreadful casualties suffered by the victorious powers. The common European misconception implied that Prussia had been the bulwark of militarism, and therefore had to bear all the responsibility for the atrocities of war. Unfortunately, the majority of modern German historians share such misin-terpretation of Prussian heritage in order to please false political correctness, perhaps, as an act of contrition for National Socialism and its crimes. However, the Prussian tradition and history go far beyond this militarism, and this article explains what ways. The authors believe that there should not be any prejudices and biases, that any subject should be examined sine ira et studio. Moreover, given tha
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)196-203
JournalБЫЛЫЕ ГОДЫ. ЧЕРНОМОРСКИЙ ИСТОРИЧЕСКИЙ ЖУРНАЛ
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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