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Thread #45426   Message #679287
Posted By: toadfrog
30-Mar-02 - 12:47 AM
Thread Name: german marches
Subject: RE: german marches
Wilfried: That is interesting. When was the double eagle adopted? I believe it was Maximilian who first adopted the predicate "deutscher Nation" to designate the Empire, which was then at one of its many low points. I had always assumed that the point of the double eagle was to point up the dual nature of the Austro-Hungarian ("k. u. k") monarchy, which would suggest that it was adopted after 1848.

Very likely I am mistaken; when was it adopted.