For much of its history, the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein have been contested by Germany and Denmark. The territories were united in a personal union in 1375. In the 19th century, Schleswig-Holstein's confused status led to two wars between Denmark and Prussia, and in 1866 Schleswig-Holstein became a Prussian province. After World War I, Northern Schleswig was annexed by Denmark. Currently Schleswig-Holstein is a state of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Initial government is Despotism.