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The Second Reich lives

In Namibia they even call out 'Viva Caprivi' in court. Georg Leo Graf von Caprivi de Caprara de Montecuccoli succeeded Bismarck as Reichskanzler in 1890, and even appeared to model his look on the (original, and still the best) Iron Chancellor:


Caprivi presided over a thawing of relations between Germany and Blighty, and is most famous for the strip that bears his name, an offshoot of Namibia to the North East which gives the country a somewhat odd outline:



The rights and wrongs of separatism in that part of the world are not really worth going into, but it is rather amusing that Namibia has in the Caprivi Liberation Army a separatist group named after a remarkably dead Prussian. Up there with the Cuban daily Granma, named after a boat the previous owners of which had named said boat after a beloved relative.

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