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Großgermania is a federalempire divided into six regional constituent countries, as well as one territory, the Kanarische Inseln. The mainland empire is further divided into forty-six bezirke, meaning districts. The Imperial Government of Großgermania has established provinces as the English term for these districts. The Kanarische Inseln are not included in the provincial system.
Of the German provinces, thirteen comprise the former Federal Republic of Germany and eight the former Republic of Austria, which are based on the former Länder of those states. The former Länder of Berlin, Hamburg, and Bremen were incorporated into the larger states surrounding them upon the formation of Großgermania (Brandenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Lower Saxony, respectively), as was Vienna, the ninth Austrian Länder, which was incorporated into Lower Austria. Eight of these provinces were formerly part of the Republic of Poland and the Russian Federation. Though largely based on the former voivodeships of Poland, some of their names were changed, Prussia was re-established from two voivodeships (and Königsberg), Greater Poland (now Poznań) was expanded slightly, and Silesia was expanded to cover four other districts. The Regions of the Czech Republic were combined into four provinces.
The six Helvetican provinces were created from the Cantons of Switzerland, smaller ones of which were combined with the larger ones; similarly, the four Danish provinces were created from the five Regions of the Denmark (with Hovedstaden merging to become part of Sjælland).