Pomerania was under Swedish rule after the Peace of Westphalia from 1648 until 1815 as Swedish Pomerania. Pomerania became a province of Prussia in 1815 and remained so until 1945. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Wartime. In May 1945, the armies of the Soviet Union and the Western allies met east of Schwerin.
Geography. The Western Hemisphere consists of the Americas, excluding some of the Aleutian Islands to the southwest of the Alaskan mainland; the westernmost portion of Europe, both mainland and islands; the westernmost portion of Africa, both mainland and islands; the extreme eastern tip of the Russian mainland and islands (); numerous territories in Oceania; and a large portion of Antarctica.