Mecklenburg-Strelitz

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Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a duchy in northern Germany, roughly consisting of the present day district of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (the historical Stargarder Land), bordering areas of modern-day Brandenburg with the town of Frstenberg and the area around Ratzeburg in modern Schleswig-Holstein. It was established in 1701, roughly on the territory of the former duchy of Mecklenburg-Gstrow. The capital was Neustrelitz. In 1808, the duchy joined the Confederation of the Rhine. The Congress of Vienna recognized it as a grand duchy and member of the German Confederation. Mecklenburg-Strelitz sided with Prussia in the Seven Weeks' War, joined the North German Confederation in 1867, and became a part of the German Empire in 1871. In 1933 it was united with the neighbouring state of Mecklenburg-Schwerin to form the state of Mecklenburg (today part of the Bundesland Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania).

The US county Mecklenburg (Charlotte, North Carolina) is named after Mecklenburg-Strelitz and Strelitz-born princess Charlotte (queen of King George III of the United Kingdom). The flower Strelitzia ("Bird of Paradise") also is in honor of her home country. Queen Luise of Prussia also was a born princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1658-1815

Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1815-1918

Chairmen of the State Ministry of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1918-1919

Minister-Presidents of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1919-1933

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