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Kaiser Wilhelm ruled over 26 separate states.
Prussia, the largest, comprised of over 60% of the overall population.
Also, the French provinces of Alsace-Lorraine; Danish minority in the North Schleswig; and the rather extensive Polish-speaking areas in East Prussia.
These states retained the rights of self-government, making Germany a federal power.
22 of these states (Länder), which included Bavaria and Saxony, kept their monarchies.
Bavaria had a great deal of autonomy and could maintain its own army during…