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Cisalpine Republic

Cisalpine Republic, on artificial republic formed out of his Italian conquests by Napoleon in 1796 eifter the battle of Lodi. It embraced the territory on both sides of the Po, and had an extent of 16,000 square miles, having Milan as its seat of government. Dissolved three years afterwards, it was revived as the Italian Republic, and it chose Bonaparte as Director, electing him King of Italy in 1805. It finally ceased to exist at the fall of Napoleon in 1814.