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The political climate of the era was a result of German unification, the period stretching across the 19th century and culminating in 1871, when 26 small states, principalities, duchies and territories formed the German Republic.
The grand duchy didn’t contribute to the Financial Stability Board’s annual study of global trends and risks in shadow banking, the non-bank lending that helped trigger the 2008 credit crisis.
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Origin and Etymology of duchy
Middle English duche, from Anglo-French duché, from duc
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of duchy for English Language Learners
: an area of land that is controlled by a duke or duchess
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