After the second Weltkrieg, the German Empire became the leading economic and political power in the world. German replaced English as the most important language in international politics following the dissolution of Great Britain. In the postwar years, the German Empire and the League of Nations established several occupation zones within the losing powers. German occupation zones were: France, England, Scotland, Moscow-Russia, Siberia and (Far) Eastern Russia. French and British colonies were split between the Germans and Ottomans.
The following decades were heavily influenced by German Neo-Imperialism and tensions between the German Empire and the League of Nations (especially the USGA & USA). In the 70s, a weapons race started between the Americans and Germans which led to an increased effort the explore space and visit the moon (1984 achieved by the Germans).
In 1998, the region of Lodz (mostly inhabited by poles) successfully achieved a referendum where the majority of the people decided to join Poland. Conservatives and reactionaries protested against the referendum. A year later, the German Kaiser yielded most of his powers and acted mainly as a representative figure from then on.