The Army of Wurttemberg 1806-1814
On 12 July 1806, on signing the Treaty of the Confederation of the Rhine in Paris, sixteen German states joined together in a confederation with Napoleon as its "protector". On 1 August, the members of the confederation formally seceded from the Holy Roman Empire, and on 6 August, following an ultimatum by Napoleon, Francis II declared the Holy Roman Empire dissolved. Francis' Habsburg dynasty continued as emperors of Austria.
The Confederation was above all a military alliance: the members had to maintain substantial armies for mutual defense and supply France with large numbers of military personnel. In return for their cooperation some state rulers were given higher statuses: Wurttemburg, one of the founder members of the confederation became a kingdom.
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