Germany was a country on Earth's European continent. A major player in the planet's history, Germany was home to numerous influential Humans. Germany's flag was three horizontal bands of black, red, and gold. (TNG: "The Last Outpost", ENT: "First Flight")



The starship was presumably named for either the city in northern Germany or the early 20th century German cruiser.



One of the most famous Germans of the 20th century was the physicist Albert Einstein who formulated the Theory of General Relativity. (TNG: "Descent") The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who was born in the 19th century is also a well known German, as is the 19th century composer Johannes Brahms and the 15th century inventor of printing technology on Earth, Johann Gutenberg. (ENT: "Borderland"; TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

During the 20th century, as one of the Axis Powers, Germany saw its darkest period under the lead of Adolf Hitler being one of the combatants in the Second World War.

In an alternate reality created by agents of the Temporal Cold War, namely Vosk, Germany was able to launch a successful invasion of England and the eastern coast of the United States of America. These changes were eradicated when Vosk's plan to return home was foiled by Captain Jonathan Archer and the crew of the Enterprise, who were sent back in time as well. (ENT: "Storm Front")

In the late 20th century, Germany was a founding member of the European Space Agency. (ENT: "First Flight")

According to the Star Trek Fact Files, Germany was a member of the International Space Agency in the early 21st century.

In the 2260s Lieutenant Karl Jaeger, who had German ancestors, served as meteorologist and planetologist aboard the Federation starship USS Enterprise. (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")


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