April 18th in German History: European Coal and Steel Community Established

In this blog I attempt to cover all aspects of German history with both the brighter and darker moments of it. April 18th is the anniversary of one of the brighter moments. On April 18th, 1951, West Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands all signed the Treaty of Paris, or more specifically theContinue reading “April 18th in German History: European Coal and Steel Community Established”

April 5th in German History: Lothair the First Becomes Holy Roman Emperor

April 5th is the anniversary of one of the far less known events in German history. On April 5th, 823, Lothair the First was made Holy Roman Emperor. Lothair was the son of Louis the Pious and he ruled along with his father until 840. Louis was the son of the first Holy Roman Emperor,Continue reading “April 5th in German History: Lothair the First Becomes Holy Roman Emperor”

Today in German History, March 25th

On March 25th of 1957, the nations of Western Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg signed the Treaty of Rome which formed the European Economic Community, which was established on January 1st of the next year. This community was meant to increase economic integration between member nations and thus further economic growth. AContinue reading “Today in German History, March 25th”