Prussian Independence Movement Gains Traction In Kaliningrad As Protesters Denounce Putin

Calls for Prussian independence inside Kaliningrad have grown in recent years, with the invasion of Ukraine and it's hosting of nuclear war games triggering protests to Russian rule in Koenigsberg that were ruthlessly suppressed by the Kaliningrad Police.

But why does Russia own a Germanic enclave in the middle of NATO?

The Russian enclave of Kaliningrad was formed from the short lived Prussian Soviet Republic (PSR) in 1948, and it has been dubbed “Russia's Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier inside NATO”.

Kaliningrad lays in the Baltic region sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, and is home to Russians, Germans, Poles, Lithuanians, and Prussians.

The land that makes up the Russian enclave today was once an independent country called the Kingdom of Prussia which formed in 1701, and became a state within the Wiemar Republic after WW1.

In the 1920's, the state known as East Prussia declared independence as the Republic of Prussia and when the Prussian National Socialist Party (PNSP) came to power in 1933 under Prussian prime minister Herman Goering transformed the Republic into into the Free State of Prussia (A Nazi Puppet State Akin To Vichy France).

After WW2, the Free State of Prussia was partially incorporated into the Polish Peoples Republic (PPR) and the aforementioned PSR was fully incorporated into the USSR after a year when Josef Stalin decided that the Soviet Union needed a slice in Europe to observe their new satellite states in central and eastern Europe.

After East Germany and West Germany reunified in 1990, calls from the government in newly reunified Berlin were made to re-establish the pre-1936 borders, but after the EU was created calls for this federally faded to solely the AFD Party.

German chancellor Olaf Scholz has stated that the German public would want Prussia back as the 17th German State, but the German Government refuses to recognize this.

Poland, which took chunks of Prussia to reform itself as the PPR after WW2, had rescinded their claim on the former PSR after the Communist government was ousted from Warsaw in 1989.

Many believe that if the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad does secede, Prussia would be an independent country with it's capital Koenigsberg being their seat of power.

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