Schwerin became capital of the Free State of Mecklenburg-Schwerin thereafter. During World War II, Schwerin was hit by bombs in July 1940, on 7 April 1945 and 19 April 1945. At the end of World War II, on 2 May 1945, Schwerin was taken by United States troops.
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14 nov 2022 · The Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was a territory in Northern Germany held by the House of Mecklenburg residing at Schwerin. The Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was created in 1701, when Frederick William and Adolphus Frederick II divided the Duchy of Mecklenburg between Schwerin and Strelitz.
In 1871, Mecklenburg-Schwerin became part of the German Empire. From this point forward, foreign policy of the German Empire was made in Berlin, with the German Kaiser (who was also the King of Prussia) accrediting ambassadors of foreign nations. Relations with Imperial Germany were severed when the U.S. declared war in 1917. Recognition
Schwerin served as the capital of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from the mid-14th century to 1471, from 1621 to 1695, and from 1701 until 1934, when it became the capital of a unified Mecklenburg Land. From 1952 to 1990 the city was capital of the Schwerin Bezirk (district) of East Germany.
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Nachdem sich der Landesteil Mecklenburg-Strelitz aus dem demokratischen Erneuerungsprozess verabschiedet hatte, wurde 1849 das Staatsgrundgesetz für Mecklenburg-Schwerin verkündet, mit dem eine konstitutionelle Monarchie mit einem Zweikammernparlament auf den Weg gebracht werden sollte.