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Hamburg used to be under Danish sovereignty untill the Napoleonic wars. Does it stay independent of Denmark afterwards? --Sikulu 16 December 2005, 15:08 (GMT)

As I understand it from wikipedia, it was rather under Danish sovereignty until 1768 when it gained Danish recognition as an Imperial Free City. This means that after that year, it no longer under Danish sovereignty, but responsible only to the German Emperor. Note, however, that not all of Hamburg *here* is part of Hamburg *there*. The district of Altona is part of Holstein, and thus a part of the SR. Boreanesia 08:06, 16 December 2005 (PST)
Fascinating. But, does that mean that it wasn't still under some form of Danish influence? --Sikulu 16 December 2005, 16:10 (GMT)
Certainly! For instance, Hamborg, Lybeck, Denmark, Schleswig-Holstein, Rygen, Mecklenburg, Norway, Iceland, the Faroes, and Greenland all use the same Courant currency, namely the Riksdaler/Reichsthaler Lybske/Lübische Courant. Boreanesia 08:16, 16 December 2005 (PST)
I see. Does this in any way affect the European Federation's common currency system (if there is one? I think I saw something about it on the main site). --Sikulu 16 December 2005, 16:19 (GMT)
There is a European Federation Currency, yes, but the north German states that I mentioned above are not part of it. Boreanesia 08:23, 16 December 2005 (PST)
There is no more effect *there* than *here* where several of the northern European countries don't take part in the euro. The main difference is that *there* the northern European countries have themeselves banded into a currency union. Britain stands apart from the rest of Europe and with its overseas Commonwealth. Elemtilas 12:13, 6 March 2007 (PST)

Hamborg not incorrect.

Hamborg isn't incorrect spelling of Hamburg - it's spelling in Low Saxon language. Paweł Ciupak 09:26, 6 March 2007 (PST)