Lorraine is frequently mentioned in conjunction with Alsace, because German possession of parts of these two régions (as the imperial province Alsace-Lorraine, 1871–1918) was contested in the 19th and 20th centuries, during which Alsace changed hands four times between France and Germany in 75 years.
Lorraine in Southern VictoryEdit
In the lead up to the Second Great War, King Charles XI demanded plebiscites be held in Alsace and Lorraine, a demand which Kaiser Wilhelm II refused. After Wilhelm II died in 1941, his sucessor, Wilhelm III, refused similar demands. France responded by invading Alsace and Lorraine, triggering the Second Great War in Europe.