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Confederationofthe Rhine

Confederation of the Rhine was the union of sixteen German princes in 1806, who, in alliance with France and under the protection of Napoleon I., forsook the general body of German interests. This somewhat unpatriotic combination existed till 1813, when the reverses of Napoleon gave it its death-blow, and gave rise to a healthier desire for German unity.