The legacy of the empire consists e.g., in the experience of general all-German elections in 1848, the constitution of 1849. The modern German navy celebrates June 14th as its anniversary because of the 1848 parliament decision to create a fleet. The flag adopted by the empire by law in November 1848, is the flag of modern Germany (black-red-gold
German Empire. The German Empire consisted of 25 states: four kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies, seven principalities and three Hanseatic cities.In addition, the house order of the Hohenzollern principalities, although the states themselves had been annexed by Prussia, continued to be awarded in the imperial era.