Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fact of the Day: Kingdom of Westphalia

The Kingdom of Westphalia was a kingdom created in 1807 in present-day Germany. While nominally independent it was a vassal state to France under Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon made his brother Jerome Bonaparte the King of Westphalia until the country dissolved in 1813. 

10 comments:

  1. ... which now has me singing songs from Candide.

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  2. That one sure didn't last long

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  3. That place did not last long, did it?

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  4. I always think of this as a province of Germany and I love Westphalian ham

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  5. for a minute I thought you were talking about game of thrones.

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  6. Six years ~ not much of a run for a country.

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