|Metapedia Fundraiser 2018: The Internet is the foremost field in the metapolitical battle of our time. Help us hold down the front.|
The German Empire is the name used in English for the state created in 1871 after the unification of Northern Germany and the proclamation of the Prussian King Wilhelm I as German Emperor. It ended with the German Revolution of 1918–19 and the creation of the Weimar Republic.
It is sometimes referred to as the Second Reich as discussed in the Germany article.