Prussia Freestate Flag 90 x 150 cm
The Free State of Prussia (German: Freistaat Preußen) was a German state formed after the abolition of the Kingdom of Prussia in the aftermath of World War I. It was the major state of Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic, comprising almost five-eighths of its territory and population. Free State is a German term for Republic that was coined in contrast to the Latin term, which was associated with the enemy France in the minds of many Germans of that time. The democratic Free State of Prussia was rendered incapacitated, when taken over by coup in 1932/33 and Otto Braun taken out of office. His government went to court over this ouster and after the end of war Otto Braun approached U.S. officials to reinstate the legal Prussian government. They and the other Allied Occupation forces, who had taken up occupation of all of Germany were not interested and declared Prussia abolished in 1947.