France, Prussia, or Germany? The Napoleonic wars and shifting allegiances in the Rhineland

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Abstract

The article examines the consequences of the Napoleonic Wars and the shifting allegiances in Rhineland, Germany. It provides a brief overview of the historiography devoted to Rhineland in the French period up to the 1980s. It focuses on the experience of the Napoleonic Wars and evaluates the impact of the Wars on the attitudes of the Rhenish toward the state, region and nation. It is noted that the ambiguous attitudes toward the state which was observed in 19th century reflects the appreciation of legal order balanced with an equal fear of anarchy and the arbitrary exercise of power.

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  • Michael Rowe

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