The story of how this village once belonged to two contrasting political, economic and social systems — and the way in which the border still manifests itself today — is a fascinating tale. In , then again in and , the two dominant German states of Prussia and Austria, along with the Russian Empire , agreed to the Partitions of Poland ; dividing among themselves the lands of the Polish—Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Holy Roman Empire absorbed northern Italy and Burgundy under the reign of the Salian emperors — , although the emperors lost power through the Investiture controversy. The abundance and especially the secular character of the literature of the MHG period demonstrate the beginnings of a standardized written form of German, as well as the desire of poets and authors to be understood by individuals on supra-dialectal terms. What German understands such stuff?
We started a lot of cultural projects here and community work and a lot of different projects to try and bring people together," he says. What German understands such stuff? In the Imperium was dissolved; many German states, particularly the Rhineland states , fell under the influence of France.