Talk:Flight over Vienna
Prussia in WWI?
The article states that they dropped "dropped 350,000 leaflets calling for the end of the alliance between Austria-Hungary and Prussia". What I don't understand is that Prussia was not an independent country at that time. I am aware that Prussia was by far the largest and most influential state of the German Empire at the time, and that they shared a monarchy, and that the two could possibly have been identified with one another, and that Austria was also considered culturally German. Did the leaflets actually distinguish Prussia as a rhetorical device, or is this just a mistake and I am reading too much into things? If it is not a mistake, then I would think that that should be clearly explained, because right now it just looks wrong. --anamedperson (talk) 03:31, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
- They used the epithet Prussians rhetorically, meaning Germany which was ruled by a dynasty of Prussian origin, probably to emphasize the foreignness of the Germans to the Austrians. I'm adding my translation of that text, which should make this clearer. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 15:11, 20 September 2013 (UTC)